Volume 18 Number 8                                                                        18th Year of Publication                                                                        November 20, 2018


The US Mid-term elections
and after
Yatindra Bhatnagar

The just concluded mid-term elections in the United States did result in a fractured outcome with the Democratic Party winning a majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate remaining firmly – and even getting more – in the hands of the Republicans.

One could conveniently say that the major aim of President Trump was achieved – control of the Senate. On the other hand the Democrats gained much more to flip the House and gained a big majority and the ability to challenge the President on every step he takes in the next two years. [Not that they were not doing so even when in minority.]

Random Recollection 

Talking about Dynasty, Classic Comedy

Yatindra Bhatnagar

India’s politics throws up many comedic words, scenarios and situations that have become classic items and remain on the scene for ever.

The one about Congress President Rahul Gandhi is that he is an ‘ichchhadhari Hindu (whenever he wants), or occasional Hindu, or election-time Hindu. His mother, Sonia, is also sometimes referred to as Italian Hindu or Catholic Hindu or things like that. For elections in a Hindu majority country it’s good to ‘become’ a Hindu to try and influence Hindu voters.


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