September 23, 2023

Good morning. Every Saturday, we publish the results of polls from feature stories that were published the past week. We also give a brief overview of the topics that were discussed.

🗳️ POLL RESULTS – Week 143
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Can the India–Middle East–Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) take on China’s BRI?

Daily | 18 September 2023

The India–Middle East–Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), has been labelled a landmark moment for India and the G20. Such a broad economic corridor seems like an obvious retort to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Is the multi-continental IMEC up to the task? Read more on this here.

Is Apple truly paving the way for sustainability in Big Tech?

Daily | 19 September 2023

Over the past few years, Apple has made it a point to tell everyone that their products use recycled materials and that they’re working toward reducing their carbon footprint through changes in their packaging and logistics. Apple wants to ensure customers, other stakeholders, and the industry take notice. However, is it all just hype? We discuss it here.

Is the INDIA coalition right to boycott certain journalists?

Daily | 21 September 2023

One recent move by the INDIA coalition has come under scrutiny and criticism. Given the perceived media landscape in India, the coalition released a list of journalists perceived to be friendly to the ruling BJP that it would boycott. They don’t want to give these journalists any more airtime. Is the INDIA coalition undermining the spirit of the free press and its electoral chances? We unpack this here.

Is Mayawati still relevant in the heartland’s politics?

Daily | 22 September 2023

Some of Mayawati’s recent decisions have raised eyebrows. She and her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have decided to not join any coalition ahead of the 2024 polls. She asked her party cadre to not participate in the recent byelection for the Ghosi assembly seat. This has some wondering if Mayawati’s political capital is on the decline. Does she and the BSP still hold some relevance in the heartland? Find the debate here.