India, Dec. 2 -- When considering the present political scenario in India, coalitions have undoubtedly become the order of the day.

While one can't lament the shortage of political parties in the country; in their quest for power, it is the inability of each one of them in any election to win a majority on their own. This then has prompted an alliance between the most unlikeliest of partners who it appears come together only to share power.

However, more than the ideological dissimilarities, it is the power struggle within the union that has brought sharp differences between the allies which finally ends up with the dissolution of the alliance.

Though a compulsion, are coalitions sounding the death-knell for clean and ethical politics in...