Musicovery: Tu Bole MTV Unplugged posted by arrahman gallery

On November 09, 2012 at 08:50AM I liked the track Tu Bole MTV Unplugged posted by arrahman gallery.

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Questions for India’s next PM/government

India will elect its newest legislative assembly in 2014. The key word here is ‘legislative’. It’s role is to enact new laws and make sure all laws are followed. Keeping that in mind my questions to the next PM/ruling government, in no particular order:

– e-waste disposal
– national rail/road infrastructure – for highways as well as let mile connectivity for villages
– solving the electric power crisis for businesses and people
– how will u ensure that Indian motorists follow the law?
– parliament reforms? Arun shourie has pointed out that many legislations can be passed by existing laws
– what is your plan to strengthen the judiciary, solve the backlog of cases
– jan lokpal? Many believe that a national monitor is required… How do you plan to handle it? Or what do you propose to curb the rampant corruption
– will you initiate more populist policies like MNREGA etc…
– what is your budget for coming years, how much do you think all your policies will cost and where will you fund it from
– how will you ensure that India turns a more egalitarian society? While it has to breed at the grassroots, but what laws or legislative reforms you think can help in the process
– what is your stance on creating new states? Is it good for economy?

Comments, suggestions any?

How many Indians do you need to change a bulb

69.3 crores (or 692.7 million) – that is 56% of India’s population which voted during the last general elections. Not sure if 56% is a good or bad number. Well neither am I, but all i can tell from stats (wasnt there this song ‘numbers don’t lie’) is that this 56% is below the total number of people who came out voting after Independence. Actually 2009 was the second lowest voter turnout, the lowest was in 1962.


Who wins if many voters show-up?

Based on these stats, the top four voter turnouts have resulted in non-congress alliance at center. 1998-BJP (Vajpayee), 1999-BJP (Vajpayee), 1989-JD (VP Singh), 1977-Janta party (Morarji Desai). The fifth highest  turnout was in 1984, where congress won with a clean sweep, some say due to Indira Gandhi’s death before the elections. So it is safe to say that higher voter turn-out doesn’t favor congress. How many voters do you think will show-up this time? More than 67%?

Population since independence

Population since independence



votes as % of total eligible population

votes as % of total eligible population