Tag - Rahul Gandhi
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5 Election Parody Websites You Might Have Missed

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We may call them politicians, but the Internet calls them cannon-fodder. Image: Indian Memes Much has been made of how big a role social media has played  in the 2014 Parliamentary elections. However, as our politicians discovered with bad grace and much chagrin – with the Internet’s great potential for propaganda-spamming, comes the inevitable flipside Read more

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Parlia-mental: Rahul Gandhi, Stand Up Comedian

Parlia-mental: Rahul Gandhi, Stand Up Comedianfeatured

Political satire is a serious thing, and as political scientist Dr. Paul Parker once remarked, “The political cartoonist is not necessarily bound by the same ethical standards as journalists.” In the run-up to the elections, The 545 will bring to you a weekly comic from Nishant Jain, giving us his irreverent take on our politicians Read more

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The Obamafication Of Indian Political Campaigns

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This post originally appeared on the India At LSE blog During his visit to Hyderabad in September last year, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi chanted US President Barack Obama’s 2008 rallying cry, ‘Yes We Can’, in a public meeting. This was the most striking example to date of the Obamafication of Indian political campaigns. Read more

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Where Criminals Hold Court: An Interactive Look at the Lok Sabha’s Tainted 28%

Where Criminals Hold Court: An Interactive Look at the Lok Sabha’s Tainted 28%featured

Rahul Gandhi doesn’t often gatecrash press conferences or publicly challenge decisions made by Manmohan Singh’s government. But in late September 2013, he did both. At a news conference where the Congress was defending its ordinance to protect tainted lawmakers, Gandhi walked in unannounced and decried the party’s stand as “complete nonsense.” In an uncharacteristic outburst, Read more

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India’s most dapper politicians – and Rahul Gandhi

India’s most dapper politicians – and Rahul Gandhifeatured

Political dressing is a curious business.  The Nehru School of Sartorial Sensibility was all about sharp detail that was audacious yet understated. Sixty-seven years later, 2014 is the year when the earnest, unassuming muffler (and the neighborhood uncle’s sweater) hijacked national attention. Political change is afoot. In a relatively unscientific but extremely discerning examination of Read more

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