elections

Can the Bharat Jodo Yatra revive the Congress and Brand Rahul?
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Ashraf Engineer October 1, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Gandhi undertook the Dandi March as part of the Salt Satyagraha more than 90 years ago to energise the freedom struggle and...
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‘Nationhood is a journey; concept underscored by justice, dignity’
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Ashraf Engineer August 24, 2022 What exactly is nationhood? How has it evolved in India and what does it mean in these tough, divisive times, to different groups? Priyadarshini Singh – Research Fellow at the State Capacity Initiative at the...
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Scrap the useless Anti-Defection Law, overhaul electoral process
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Tushar Gandhi July 12, 2022 Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram, the phrase that came to be identified with political defections, or as it is more appropriately expressed in Hindi, Dal badlu, originated from a real-life incident. A Congress MLA in Haryana,...
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Gandhi had warned us about corruption in elections
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Tushar Gandhi April 19 , 2021 We need an electorate which is impartial, independent and intelligent. If the electors do not interest themselves in national affairs and remain unconcerned with what goes on in their midst, and if they elect...
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Audio podcast: Why small savings schemes matter
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  Ashraf Engineer April 10, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Recently, the Finance Ministry announced a slashing of interest rates offered by small savings schemes such as the Public Provident Fund...
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Audio podcast: Can technology change how India votes?
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  Ashraf Engineer February 17, 2021 When it comes to elections, the casting of the ballot is only the last piece in a jigsaw that has many interlocking pieces. The others include voter awareness, registration, motivation to vote and so...
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Audio podcast: We need new economic, political thinking
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Ashraf Engineer October 15, 2020 If ever there was a time for bold, break-out economic and political thinking, it is now. Our economy was tanking even before the pandemic and there is widespread social unrest. Time is running out for...
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Audio podcast: Why I created All Indians Matter
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Ashraf Engineer September 30, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. This episode is going live on World Podcasting Day 2020, so today I want to talk about why I launched All Indians...
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Audio podcast: Facebook allowing hate speech undermines India’s democracy
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The Wall Street Journal recently exposed how Facebook turned a blind eye to hate speech by BJP lawmakers and Hindutva groups in India. Former Facebook employees told the newspaper that the...
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Rahul’s compassion, courage are what India needs now
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By Sujata Anandan March 30, 2020 Every time I hear something like this about Rahul Gandhi, I am convinced that family and upbringing really matter. The latest in his series of good deeds is his support  to the family of...
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