You got me Policy girl, absolutely delightful to go through your efforts :)
Keep up the great work!
nice to connect. hope to bask in ur writing.
Very nice work...
Many thanks Parminder! Am glad that people are finding it useful.
This piece has the capability to clear some mis-conceptions and eradicate ignorance about the LokSabha elections amongst the General public.
And No! I Never was Bored. :)
Many thanks Mohanraj, it's a relief to know that the book wasn't boring..thats always difficult with the subject :p
I appreciate ,as many people are not social media savy how this book can be made available to mas
Hi Ramesh, I don't have the means at the moment to get the book printed and distributed, I'm looking into creating a download option
Just amazing and simple work Tanvi :-) getting to learn politics in such a simple way has never been nice unlike this one
Hi Tara, many thanks! Do go out and vote! What date is the poll in your constituency?
brilliant. very useful, fun & pleasing to the eye. kudos to u, for making a pakaau topic for most indians, so engaging. u hv done great national service by putting up this info. so well.
In the page of list of Political parties -NCP is missing.I am maintaning the FB page of IVBI.i posted the page and there was a question asked.????
Hi Seema, kindly direct me to the website so I can address this question and any others that may come up.
I don't think BSP has left ideology…..although great efforts…..!!!!
Hi Dr. Dilip, the BSP is very strongly Left, it even openly declares its Communist leanings on its website.
Thanks for the support!
Yesterday I, luckily, stumbled over your blog via my twitter account. I found the content very informative and interesting, especially “India’s China policy and Paradiplomacy”.
I found some common point between you and me in the way that I, too, have a very deep interest in politics and policy. That’s the reason after my Masters in French literature, I went to Sciences-Po of France to do my Masters in International Relations. Then after under the circumstance of not finding any job with the degree in IR in India, I went back to do my MBA from SKEMA Business School in Paris. At the present, I’m working for SAP India, a software giant where I look after French speaking clients.
Though I’m working in corporate world but my core area of interest still lies in politics and policy. Let me tell you that I often look around for an alternative career in that field where I can involve my passion with profession. As I found that not only in India but in western Europe, there’re very-2 positions in foreign affairs field. How do you that scenario?
I, therefore, have started writing on national and international political issues. I’ve a blog where I, time to time, post some draft which deals with mostly political analysis.
The objective behind writing to you is to get in touch with you as we both share a common interest, and to make a request to you if I can write for you the portal “The Indian Republic”.
If you’ll click on blog, then you may see that passion (http://ajitabhdas.blogspot.in/)
Hi Ajitabh, great to meet like minded folks! Yes, please send me an email with your writing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Tanvi, thanks for your reply. I've written a mail to you in this regard.Thanks, ajitabh
Just read your election handbook.
Great job stuffing all the boring stuff in to one compact and interesting handbook.
Found it very informative.
Thanks Mike! Glad you found it useful. Its strange that after 60+ years of democracy we still don't have a resource like this!
Amazing! Thanks for sharing!
You're welcome Akhil :-)
An excellent read! Thank you very much! Although I am not 'young' it's never too late to learn! I learnt a lot from your superb book.
Hi SG! Thanks so much for this wonderful message, its really cute! :-) I'm glad that people are finding it useful.
Well, Chetan Bhagat sent me here:-) His link on FB really !
I think this is the first time I am commenting on a blog, that too after filling a form... All because I have not seen such a professional end elegant blog in a long time !
Also, the story behind it - of someone who found her passion and made it a successful career.
Well, Chetan Bhagat is awesome! I'm am really really flattered, I'm also like you, I don't like filling out forms. So a big thank you for showing your support!
Great work! I got to know many new things reading your handbook. All I can do now is spread the word and make some people aware of their right through your amazing work.
Many thanks Ameya! Yes, thats all that I ask.It could have had more visibility if I went via a publisher, but I wanted to keep it a free resource.
Good work... hurry and add the download option... bohot logon ki duaeen milengee
Hi Rehan! Duayein de do magar download na ho payega :p The file size is too big to host.
Hello Policy Girl:),
Voter Guide was very very useful for people like me , who talks about politicians/national concerns all day and not know the technicalities of it. Thanks very much for putting it nicely at one place.
I read your 'About Me'..and you know well I always believed in this : make your passion your profession. But to do that we also need to know our passion and I am working on it. You are a great inspiration to many of us :).
BTW I am a software engineer , working in software industry for 8-9 years now. I am not very passionate about my work but I like to provide solution to problems. Let me know if you are facing any problems related to that and if I can be of any help.
love and cheers,
I am really really touched by your message, thank you so much for your support!
I'm pretty technologically challenged so I'll be taking up you offer sooner than you think :-D
I came here from Twitter...(read an article by you suggested by Nitin Gokhale)...read the article..you do make a few good points. Though you have given short shrift to the concept of strategic autonomy...I would leave that to a separate discussion altogether. I would liked to see you compare the strategy of 272+ by Modi's team and then accordingly make informed guesses as to where Indian policy, both domestic and foreign, would chart a path to.
There is sufficient hint in how Modi is utilising Twitter in keeping the public informed of his interactions with foreign leaders. What would be the yardsticks which would be pointers for decisive shaping of Indian strategy? These questions if pondered upon, could allow us to delve deep into this topic.
A fantastic read (even though I'm getting around to it a week after the actual elections!)...symbolic of just why the younger voter body is much more active this time than before.
Hello Policy Girl,
A very Good website. Very informative. The book by Arun shourie on China is on my To read list - Thanks to you. I have a Question for you. Does the Planning commission / Ministry of Petroleum publish its reports in its website ? Considering global diplomacy is influenced so highly by it, I want an idea on What India's position is on that! If you have come across some good books on the subject (with respect to India's policies) please recommend.
Please read the statement as " considering Global diplomacy is influenced so highly by petroleum/Oil"