Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicDemocracy

Topic: Democracy

Modi govt’s assault on democracy is more sinister than the Emergency. Look at the differences

While the Emergency was brutal and sudden, Modi govt's moves are far more insidious and systemic and will undermine our society for a long time.

Modi has actually given democracy a shot in the arm with his usual decision-making style

Indians are refusing to be silent spectators of Modi govt's disruptive policies. Agnipath protests are the latest indicator from a society that won't be muzzled.

Denying Parliament info citing ‘national security’ undemocratic. Govt moves need oversight

In the tussle between weakening Parliament and power-hungry executive, Indians are losing their voice.

Delimitation shows India’s democracy continues to struggle in the face of Kashmir challenge

The Delimitation Commission’s mapping of electoral constituencies for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has reopened the communal wounds of the Dogra century.

‘Cannot get more democratic than this,’ says CJI Ramana on collegium system

Ramana said it was wrong to think that judges appoint judges in India; selection depends on many stakeholders, he said.

Imran Khan is another Donald Trump. But real danger is that Pakistan isn’t another US

US' robust system blunted the siege of Capitol Hill. In Pakistan, a lynch mob awaits opposition members at D-Chowk. Message is clear: don't vote on no-confidence motion.

India needs Congress for the sake of democracy. Just that Congress doesn’t need the Gandhis

I believe in the current dispensation. But in the interests of our republic, it is important that we have a reasonably strong pan-Indian opposition party.

India rated ‘partially free’ for second consecutive year in Freedom House report

Pegasus spyware scandal, 'love jihad' laws & death of activist Stan Swami in custody are cited as some of the major factors for India's status.

Is this India’s ‘Amrit Kal’? As state polls go on, we must trace Representation of People Act

The elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur are also ‘a mid-point referendum’ on the Narendra Modi government.

Nehru said there’s no middle road between fascism and communism. Bose thought otherwise

In his writings and speeches, Subhas Chandra Bose was sarcastic about parliamentary system, calling it mid-Victorian democracy.

On Camera

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.