There are two spheres of politics being played out in India. One is patronage, and the second, aspirational. During the just concluded Karnataka assembly elections, both were seen. More and more people are waking up to the aspirational one.
Put two young spirited celebrities together with an articulate MP and discuss elections and you are going to get a good conversation. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Nicole Faria, Michelle Patrao and I had a half hour chat on May 2nd, webcast at rajeev.in.
At a time when some observers believe that Aravind Limbavali, the sitting BJP MLA, is bound to win the Mahadevapura seat that comprises a massive area from Whitefield-Kadugodi to Sarjapur Road, A C Srinivas (Congress) is positioning himself as Mr Clean.
‘Segregate’ is all over the media now, on radio, newspapers, magazine, TV, blogs, and the social media. It is also in all of the city government’s (BBMP) recent communications on getting the city out of the mess.
Plenty of SMSes zipped around the many vibrant social networks in Bengaluru on March 8th. But is Women’s Day a big farce? Shanti Subbaraman, the woman entrepreneur who has ‘been there, done it’ in startup city, speaks up.