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Politics Politics in India

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by Street Pattern, May 17, 2014.

  1. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted Donor

    The victory of Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist BJP in the Indian election is causing much anguish, especially among the Muslim minority.

    Mr. Modi was chief minister of Gujarat at the time of the anti-Muslim riots there.
    A few weeks ago, a friend wrote:
    During the election, one of her friends wrote:
     
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  2. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    He didn't run on nationalism, he ran on getting toilets and sewage systems in every home in India.
    Modi is like the Huey Long of India, heavy on the populism but with a fair amount of darkness.

    The real question is who is he going to put in the supporting roles?
    India has a long history of a unchanging civil service which can be both good and bad.
    If he goes in and slams around like a bull in a china shop it could have major repercussions both good and bad.
     
  3. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    The thing is, he can't get too riled up. India can't be America's back office and have strife.
     
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  4. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
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    I also loved how little coverage there was of the election here in the USA.
    An election that will effect the course of a third of the world and we have barely a mention?
    John Oliver had a great rant.

     
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  5. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    A question directly related to this thread: Can you reccomend a good book (preferably not an academic snoozer) about the history of India? India fascinates me, and repulses me.

    A comment only sort of related to this thread: I thoroughly enjoyed the novel (yeah, a novel) A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
     
  6. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    largest democratic election of the planet and it got little to no coverage here from what I can tell.
     
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  7. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    Not India, but some similar issues...

    I am curious to see if the Indonesian presidential election is being covered in the US.

    Indonesia is the third most populous democracy and the world's biggest population of Muslims.
     
  8. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    Five reasons why Indonesia's presidential election matters | World news | theguardian.com

     
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  9. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    Indonesia held their election yesterday, but the election results won't be announced until July 22.

    I guess it takes a while to count the votes.
     
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  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Looks like there's a new era in India for government workers.

    "— orders to clean work spaces, shorten forms, weed out old files and review goals."

    Less privs, more work.
    Now the US and other countries are not as bad...but there's still a principle of getting your fucking job done.
    Politicians too. :mad:

    Can we get a law that we can fire them quickly if they do NOT do their work or voting??

    No golf, long days are new norm for India’s bureaucrats
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014