When people keep voting for politicians regardless of their tainted character, pathetic performance and with no credible expectation of change, then the political leaders probably do look upon the voters as fools, writes Karan Thapar.
You can be among those who love AAP. Or among the ones who dismiss it as a gimmick. But no matter which of those groups you belong to, it’s difficult to mistrust AAP. Or doubt Kejriwal’s honesty, Hindustan Times editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan writes.
Modi’s speeches are truly mesmerising, with their alliterations, rhymes, acronyms and word play. It is impossible to match their awesomeness, but here’s a shaky stab at it:
The Congress, the Trinamool, the AIADMK and the BSP are all parties headed by women. But we don’t see a preponderance of women contesting seats from any of these parties.
Even if the current crisis in Ukraine subsides, Vladimir Putin is likely to keep pushing, sensing a lack of purpose in a White House that always wimps out in its worldview.
It is becoming clearer by the day that Modi’s real role model in the 2014 election is former PM Indira Gandhi. Modi’s approach to politics is not too dissimilar to that of Indira's in 1971, writes Rajdeep Sardesai.
Many countries, including India, have agreed that all-round development is impossible if women are denied their right to movement, education, healthcare, employment, sexual and reproductive choices.
One thing seems certain: the Congress has lost the educated middle class. Every single poll shows this and all of us in the middle class have heard our friends and neighbours talk, writes Vir Sanghvi.