September, 2018

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Shirdi: A Spiritual Holiday

Shirdi is a popular town that is located in the state of Maharashtra in India and it is a famous pilgrimage center for the devotees of the saint Sai Baba, who lived in the town. There are a number of important things to see here and tourism is at aRead More …


Local Governments Under the Indian Constitution

1. Introduction: Late Rajiv Gandhi came to the helm of affairs in the country he repeatedly stressed the importance of Panchayati Raj. He formed his views on the subject by under-taking whirlwind tours of rural India to familiarize himself with the realities of rural life, by holding frequent workshops ofRead More …


To Vote Or Not to Vote

Is ‘not to vote’ a fundamental right of the citizen? In other words, can I or you prefer ‘not to vote’ in an election, and record this fact in front of the Presiding Officer, if we are not satisfied with the available choices of candidates on the EVM (Electronic VotingRead More …


Election Campaigning in Care Homes

Studies have shown that more older people are likely to cast their vote compared to young people. But, according to care professionals, older people living in support community or residential care homes do not vote in large number. The voting figure has actually dropped to below 20%, hence the needRead More …


Would An Elected Official’s Credit Score Affect Your Vote?

Bad credit can happen to good people. Often all it takes is a financial misstep here or medical emergency there and the average American could easily make a late payment, miss a payment, or fall behind all together on their bills. While there is usually a unique personal story, andRead More …


Financial Crisis Inquiry – Commission Hearing Must Have a Positive Impact

Our Great Recession has made me and perhaps you skeptical about the quality of government’s work to improve all of our quality of life. Starting on January 13th, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a 10 member panel appointed last summer by Congress will begin the public hearings phase. I haveRead More …


Need for Video Security Surveillance System in Gujarat in Elections

Closed-Circuit Television, CCTV security cameras in Gujarat has been effective in reducing the crime rate in the state. The state is comparatively safe as compared to others. According to a recent report published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ahmedabad has the least crime rate among all the Tier 1Read More …


Staff Selection Commission – Largest Indian Agency for Government Recruitments

Wondering how India’s government staffing agencies conduct selection of the deserving candidates in a fair manner out of the thousands applying against each job? The Union Government and various state governments in India have developed a system for selection and recruitment to ensure fair process and identify meritorious candidates forRead More …


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