Volume 19 Number 3                                                                        19th Year of Publication                                                                             May 10, 2019

Editorial

India’s elections, the largest in
the world
                                                    
Yatindra Bhatnagar


The largest election in the world with over 900 million registered voters is going on in India with nearly half the phase complete. The vastness of the country and the remote areas to be included are the reasons for the elections to be phased out for weeks.

The Election Commission of India efficiently manages these largest polls with all the elaborate arrangements that are needed in a vibrant democracy. The polling stations are also set up in the remotest, almost inaccessible, areas even if the voters there are only a few.


Random Recollection 

Claiming what you are not

Yatindra Bhatnagar


This is a very wide ranging statement and applies to a very wide range of people. Then there is a wide range of categories where people claim something they are not. For example, a liar would say he never spoke a lie in his whole life. A criminal would feign ignorance of the mere word ‘criminal.’ A sinner would pose to be a saint.

The categories are countless and studded with a long list of people that keeps going up and up in all walks of life.

Today I want to take on those who claim to be something that they are not to gain political and social advantage. Economic benefits go hand-in-hand with the public posture they present. 

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