March 23, 2024

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 167
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Should wildlife safaris in parks be limited?

Daily | 18 March 2024

Are wildlife safaris a double-edged sword? There’s some contention on the issue as the Supreme Court recently banned tiger safaris within Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park. The court intends to safeguard the natural habitat. So, are safaris a bad thing, or can they be useful in educating people about wildlife conservation? Read more on this here.

Is the EFTA trade deal good for India?

Daily | 19 March 2024

There has been a bit of a policy shift toward trade deals. The government has described them as pro-people, pro-business, and pro-growth. The latest one is with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), a group of some European countries. While the deal is most certainly good for them, does it hold any promise for India? We discuss it here.

Is the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) unconstitutional?

Daily | 20 March 2024

The concept of who can and can’t be an Indian citizen has been debated for a long time. Mix in religion, and you’ve got something that’s going to be polarising and controversial. That’s what the CAA has become, and it always has since its conception. Since it’s now going to be implemented, is it even constitutional? We unpack this here.

Has a decade of Modi’s foreign policy helped India’s standing?

Daily | 21 March 2024

When the BJP campaigned for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, one of their promises was to “reboot and reorient” India’s foreign policy. The goal was to put the country’s interests first and elevate New Delhi to a place of influence in an increasingly multipolar world. India had many notable moments over the past decade from a foreign policy and diplomacy standpoint. Has it helped India’s standing in the world? Find the debate here.

Should political donations be kept secret?

Daily | 22 March 2024

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s judgment on electoral bonds, the State Bank of India (SBI) dumped data on political donations, though it took its time. As journalists poured over the information for juicy tidbits and head-scratchers, let’s zoom out a bit. Does this information becoming public do anything good, or should it just remain a secret? More on this story here.