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Google, Yahoo offers coverage for India General Elections 2009


Google and Yahoo, is aware of the statistics that 25 million of 45 million internet users in India are of voting age and are actively looking online for information on the elections and other related news.Yahoo has come up with a dedicated micro-site called which offers election news coverage, schedules, online polls and discussion forums.

Google has launched its version in both English and Hindi. Hindustan Times partners with Google in this initiative to organize the content.

Google are more detailed in their news, offering you a wide range of information on any constituency you click to know about. The information include number and types of votes, the candidate of each party for current and last election, the attendance percent of your MP in Parliament and the number of questions he raised in Parliament, if he evens owns a PAN card and much more to your interest.

It is heartening to note that the portals are coming up with these efforts to help and organize the content for the voters to decide. This should definitely keep us more informed about your candidates and the parties.


April 13, 2009 Posted by | Indian General Elections 2009, Politics | Leave a comment

PM says Mumbai will turn a global city


Manmohan Singh, for much of the hype to his stature, is no wonder slowly learning the art of politics as a toddler. I came across this piece in Rediff, MMS saying “We have invested in creating world-class public transport in Mumbai.”We want to build world-class infrastructure to make Mumbai a truly world-class city” in the wake of election ’09 campaign.

He added further, “We will build Mumbai into a truly global city. It is at that dream that the terrorists struck (but) they will never succeed but Mumbai will,” Noting that those living in Mumbai are concerned about the quality of urban life, Singh said, “Our government has launched the Urban Renewable Mission with a special focus on improving the quality of life of those who live in slums.”

PM says they have high hopes of building a truly global city out of Mumbai if they are voted to power, but they said the same, to be specific, said the same in his 2004 election speech for much applause. “When we talk of a resurgent Asia, people think of the great changes that have come about in Shanghai. I share the aspiration to transform Mumbai in the next five years in such a manner that people would forget about Shanghai and Mumbai will become a talking point,” the prime minister said in 2005. Links to his speech here (the entire article itself is worth a read)

Prime Minister, has definitely kept his words, when he said “People would forget Shanghai and Mumbai will become a (s)talking point”. Especially with dozens of events like 26/11 and other massacres. You have to read between the lines to understand a supreme intellect like our PM. Between, Did I miss a point?

Has Mumbai now changed into Shanghai?

Tell me if you know!

April 13, 2009 Posted by | Indian General Elections 2009, Infra Structure, Issues, Policy/Strategies, Politics | Leave a comment