Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicAnna Hazare

Topic: Anna Hazare

Holier than cow

Members of Team Anna are, individually, decent, well-meaning people. But the basic premise on which their politics is built on carries the trigger for self-destruction.

Annationalism

The use of patriotism, in a political debate, is no different from the use of religion, or an invocation to God. Because that squashes all argument.

Message from the maidan

Political parties have to learn to keep talking amongst themselves even as they fight in the battleground of votes, ideas and ideology.

The Aam Anna Aadmi

The times when you could rule India without its urban middle class are now over. The key pivots of democratic governance, bureaucracy, judiciary and media, all come from this class.

Jan Lok Sabha

Before the next Parliamentary session, it is important to analyse the scandals, cover-ups and popular anger around the Lokpal Bill that threatened to collapse the system.

Our Singapore fantasy

The upper crust in India do not particularly want a dictatorship, but a more controlled, less noisy, better-managed democracy. This is the new Indian elite's Singapore fixation.

Jantar, chhu Mantar

Our civil society, media, intellectual and ideological discourse are all still thin and shallow. They have a long way to go before they can match the depth and maturity of our voting classes.

On Camera

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