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The Unpredictable Journey of Indian Secularism

The Unpredictable Journey of Indian Secularism

By Sanjana Sanghi (Sub-Editor) We Indians, we yearn for a secular State. I stand to correct myself, a “truly secular” State. But what does this idealistic version of secularism really encapsulate? Will it empower us in ways it hasn’t been able to before? Or make us feel more as citizens of a democratic nation than [...]

A Letter to Pranab Da

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A Letter to Pranab Da

 By Anushka Kaushik (Associate Editor)             Dear Mr. President As my long list of persistent English teachers would say, “don’t write inane salutations”, I certainly won’t. But I do feel I should take this opportunity to congratulate you for being the thirteenth President of our homeland. I hope you like [...]

Whose White House is it Anyway?

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Whose White House is it Anyway?

By Anushka Kaushik (Associate Editor)       As the countdown begins for the presidential elections in USA; the anxiety, the exhilaration and the sheer anticipation is palpable even from the secret headquarters of The Saltlist at New Delhi. It’s the definitive battle; the battle between the Lawyer and the Businessman; between the Donkey and [...]

Elections in West Bengal: How Can There be a Change Without a Better Alternative?

By Bani Bhattacharya  From the decades of the 70′s, the Communist Party of India has not only been an indomitable force in West Bengal, but they have also been invincible and an unchallenged force. From the time of late 70′s when Mr. Jyoti Basu came in to leadership, until he retired in 2000, the CPM [...]

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