Indicast # 196: The Modi melodrama Vs Elections in Iraq Featured

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 00:00 Written by
The Modi melodrama continues and it need not necessarily be a bad thing. A few months from now, he will be judged on a different yardstick. For now, his speeches are drawing applauses and tears. At about this time, last month, miles away in another continent, Iraq, too, conducted what…

Indicast # 195: Which Modi will turn up? Featured

Sunday, 18 May 2014 00:00 Written by
In arguably the biggest day in Indian politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after spending a decade in opposition, has swept into power. The margin of victory is so huge that it has reduced Congress to a negligible force in the parliament. As BJP lapped up 282 seats, Congress scraped…

Indicast # 194: Death of the death penalty?

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00 Written by
While the general elections in India was marred by violence on at least two venues, Afghanistan, conducted a successful and a peaceful election day earlier in April. Capital punishment in Egypt reached new heights when one of its courts condemned more than 600 people to death penalty. A new earthlike…

Indicast # 193: Deadly days

Sunday, 27 April 2014 05:30 Written by
The death toll of this podcast runs in hundreds. A deadly avalanche has killed sixteen Sherpas on Mount Everest. Russia continues to flex its muscles to scare tiny Ukraine as the West and the EU watch on. In South Korea a ferry capsizes killing more than 300 on-board. The country…