Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Democracy

This Asian nation might revive faith in democracy

Malaysia shows that demagoguery doesn’t have to be the inevitable consequence of elite misrule.

India’s smartphone revolution is a phenomenon on the scale of Independence in 1947

BBC fake news study shows democracies must redo internal wiring to survive social media age.

Become a democracy, achieve 20% higher GDP growth: New study

Study by MIT, Columbia, Boston University and University of Chicago researchers shows that democracy outscores China’s authoritarian capitalism.

Good the Supreme Court hasn’t disrupted democratic process

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The echo chamber is the enemy of democracy

New Yorker editor's move to withdraw invitation to former White House strategist Steve Bannon has sparked a huge controversy.

India has two legal systems to use when needed: Democratic and dictatorial

Bhima-Koregaon arrests show how Indian Constitution 'guarantees' rights and liberties but also snatches them away.

A lot can go wrong for Indian democracy if court proceedings are streamed live on TV

Live streaming court cases are a major risk in India, especially for sensitive cases like Ayodhya or caste reservation issues

Pakistan is voting this election, that is already a victory

The accusations of manipulation and interference by the military have led a number of citizens to come out in defence of democracy

Is democracy voting itself out in elections?

Once democratic institutions weaken and the only the pretence of elections remain, then democracy in its meaningful form is already gone.

At every stage of election, money matters: Experts on how cash and polls are inseparable

Former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi calls for putting a cap on election expenditures of political parties at South Asia Conclave.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.