Archive for May, 2011

The myth of the astute voter

Business standard has an interesting article co-authored by Praveen around the achilles heel of democracy – an informed voter.

Gurgaon Councillor Elections – Nisha wins

Nisha has won her election for MCG Ward 30. Congratulations to her, and everyone who supported this dream of an “outsider” making a mark. Time to deliver! (more on

Nisha’s victory was a revelation to me personally in many senses. The rural turnout of 92% versus urban under 50%; the block voting from rural areas for a single candidate; but against these odds, the ability for a first timer to win reinforced my faith in our institution of democracy. Hopefully, Nisha can help fulfill expectations of both those blocks.

And to other people passionate about making a change, but feeling left outside the system, “Yes, you can!”