June 22, 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 180
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Should the Planning Commission be revived?

Daily | 17 June 2024

It has been a feature of every Indian government at the Centre to have sound economic policies for the betterment of the country and economy. For decades, the Planning Commission played a pivotal role in this effort. That changed when the BJP government under Narendra Modi came to power in 2014. The Commission was dissolved, and NITI Aayog came in its place. Given the economic complexities and issues at play for India, should the Commission be revived in some capacity, or does NITI Aayog suffice? Read more on this here.

Will Apple be AI’s kingmaker?

Daily | 18 June 2024

The latest and arguably most-awaited entrant into the AI space is Apple. The company unveiled a suite of AI tools and services as part of its Apple Intelligence. It’s not Artificial Intelligence; it’s Apple Intelligence. It’s everything from an updated Siri to expected ones like proofreading e-mails and suggested replies. While some saw Apple being behind the curve on AI, will it now be the one to beat? We discuss it here.

Will the T20 World Cup help cricket gain traction in the US?

Daily | 19 June 2024

The USA isn’t the first place most people think about for cricket. It’s about as foreign as driving on the right side of the road. When an Indian-origin software engineer from Oracle dismisses Virat Kohli, it’s bound to make the news. But what does the future hold for the sport in the USA? Can the T20 tournament kickstart a cricketing culture? We unpack this here.

Do small retailers have a viable future in India?

Daily | 20 June 2024

Where does the relatively new quick commerce model leave small-scale retailers and the neighbourhood kirana or mom-and-pop stores that have been around for decades? As Q-commerce continues to take hold across the country, will these retailers go out of business, or is there a way for them to thrive as well? Find the debate here.

Will the Uttar Pradesh setback impact Yogi Adityanath’s future?

Daily | 21 June 2024

Even with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s influence, the BJP’s vote share fell, and the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance made significant inroads. It performed relatively well in neighbouring states, which makes the Uttar Pradesh result a harder pill to swallow for the BJP. But is this a turning point for Yogi Adityanath? Is his political future dented? More on this story here.