Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Democracy

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.

Democracies may grow slow, but they grow right

Broader economic outcomes show that democratic processes act as immune system for economies, stopping diseases before they spread

Democracy is good for the economy

Data shows democratisation even in low-income and low-education countries appears to lead to faster growth.

The vague ‘urban Naxal’ was invented to avoid difficult questions on Modi’s vikaas

Anyone whose work revolves around analysing, questioning and maintaining accountability of the government is now an ‘urban Naxal’ and an ‘enemy’.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.