Failure of electoral democracy breeds politics of opportunism

And the drama in Karnataka is proof Monobina Gupta The Wire (India), New Delhi, May 20, 2018 Actions on both sides of the electoral divide in the still continuing Karnataka saga underline the frailties that are diminishing the idea of electoral democracy. The succession of sordid spectacles that recently unfolded following the Karnataka Assembly poll’s fractured mandate has yet again…

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Bharata Natyam Dance Drama on Lord Krishna

On Saturday, June 16 at Selwyn College, Auckland Venkat Raman (Indian Newslink) Auckland, May 20, 2018 The ‘escapades’ of Lord Krishna as a precocious child ‘thieving’ butter from homes, a youngster playing pranks on the village maiden and as the greatest manipulator at the Battle of Kurukshetra have all been subjects of countless dance dramas, television serials, documentaries and discourses.…

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Three new players named in All Blacks squad

RNZ, Auckland, May 20, 2018 There are three new players named in the All Blacks squad for the June series against France. Highlanders loose forward Shannon Frizell, Crusaders loose forward Jordan Taufua and Chiefs halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi are the three possible debutantes. Sam Whitelock captains the side in the absence of the injured Kieran Read. Also selected are Crusaders…

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