Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Democracy

Don’t burden Delhi-Washington ties with Afghanistan, or issues like democracy under Modi

It is not in India’s interest for the US to remain in Afghanistan. India has a Pakistan problem, rather than a Taliban one.

Farm protest not just about farmers now. Here’s what it can do for the idea of India

Farmers are not some relic of the past. They can be a potent force to shape India’s future.

Voters’ whip, not party whip. Farmers are birthing new experiments in democracy

Democracy is being reclaimed on the streets, just when the constitutional apparatus is receding.

West read Emergency wrong. India’s democracy mattered little to US, UK, Russia

Archival documents on the Emergency show the incredible ease with which national capitals across the world pivoted to the new realities of India’s constitutional autocracy.

When it comes to British rule, rich, powerful Indians were complicit every step of the way

In ‘Peace, Poverty and Betrayal’, Roderick Matthews writes that the initial strategy of the British in India was ‘oblige and rule’.

YourTurn/SubscriberWrites: Why we must defend everyone’s right to disagree, but not let it divide us beyond repair

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Some Indian govt actions inconsistent with its democratic values, says top US official

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Dean Thompson made the remarks during a Congressional hearing on Democracy in the Indo-Pacific on Wednesday.

India’s most pressing challenge now is to shift the middle ground: Yogendra Yadav

Our cultural policies and politics must be guided by the quest for the Indian modernity that characterised our freedom struggle — not shallow or defensive ones.

Every election now is a plebiscite on Modi. India’s party system is crumbling

If democracy is to survive Modi and Hindutva, we need two ideas of India.

What will India be like in 2030? New book tries to understand how this decade will pan out

Published by Rupa Publications, the book 'Decisive Decade' by Kiran Karnik will be launched on 2 June on ThePrint's ‘SoftCover’.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.