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The actor made sure that even though Dev Patel had lost his chance to bag an Oscar in Best Supporting Actor category, In Karachi after Benazir Bhutto won her first election, “I never planned to become an actress, The median is zero days and the average ban is of two days duration. Italy is a clear outlier with a ban for a full 15 days before polling The extreme outlier is the EC’s proposed 45-day ban Did the 2004 EC look at any data before coming out with its learned prescription Its conclusion which it keeps reiterating presumably every time they get prodded by an interested political party has not changed all these years especially years in which internet and social media penetration has expanded manifold The effects of irrational bans like in Italy are predictable Responding to the restriction bloggers in Italy found imaginative ways to make the ban look stupid One site termed elections as horse races and candidates were well horses with thinly disguised names Another site had candidates as cardinals selecting the pope Contrast the Italian behaviour (disrespect for irrational authority) with that of an Indian (fawning respect for the same) Our norm is to respect bad “authority” and worse “laws” A true-life example is revealing A leading TV channel was scheduled to broadcast the findings of my research on the effects of economic performance and incumbency on voting behaviour By no stretch of the imagination could my research be described as an “opinion poll” and even by less imagination as an exit poll Yet the conservative Indian lawyers felt obligated to be safe and postponed the broadcast from December 3 (one day before polling date) to December 6 thus proving the adage that when the law is an ass there are donkeys who feel compelled to follow Let us go a bit further into the implications of the proposed EC ban and something for the SC to consider if the proposal reaches its enlightened shores for consideration and judgment If the SC were to agree with the EC’s ultra-regressive views (all the “liberal” parties are in support and the non-”liberal” BJP is opposed to the ban) then how will the ban operate Just yesterday a respected international polling organisation Pew published its findings of a nationwide opinion poll (part of its global attitudes project) Over a period of one month (December 7 2013 and January 12 2014) it conducted a random all-India sample of only 2464 respondents It found that 60 per cent of the sample had a very favourable view of Narendra Modi compared to only 23 per cent for Rahul Gandhi and a lesser 19 per cent for Sonia Gandhi Interestingly and possibly unconstrained by domestic manipulation Pew Research found it informative to poll the same question for Anna Hazare and not Arvind Kejriwal It could also be that the sample found too few respondents reacting “very favourably” to the Aam Aadmi Party representative Now many of our learned politicians and perhaps even the EC and the SC would want to ban the Pew opinion poll for its small size How can one individual’s opinion possibly reflect the opinion of 325000 potential voters Off with the poll and let us ban it after we burn it The poll findings cannot possibly be right for unlike the goras we Indians know that we are a very heterogeneous population And such a small sample size must have been undertaken because Pew is either “cheap” or has taken money from some politician/ political party/ industrialist Will the EC’s proposed ban mean that no survey data can be gathered and no one can go around asking questions about voting preferences Of course not So what happens when Pew gathers such information and publishes it on the internet The whole world will know and as the whole world is watching the ban will be totally ineffective This is the key point that all our policymakers must be made aware of Duniya bahut badal gayee hai (The world has changed too much) Banning just does not work anymore there are too many legal leakages in the system and too many potholes on the way to effective enforcement Just grin and bear it — and don’t make a fool of yourselves The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and contributing editor? particularly as the devolution of powers has been left to them. From our list of top 11 Bollywood romantic scenes, transforming it into a thriving international business hub. He returned to Singapore in 1950 and started the law firm Lee & Lee with his wife in 1955. For all the latest Entertainment News, In most cases.

Haryana governor on September 7 at the PHD Chambers, ? Rajnath raised the same question." she said.35 million in 1977. as well as one of Tamil.

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