Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicIndian Democracy

Topic: Indian Democracy

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.

All the noise on Indian democracy hides the silence on idea of republic. It’s unhealthy

We analyse Indian democracy a lot but not India’s republic. It is because elections are entertaining like cricket where citizens aren't the stars.

India now as autocratic as Pakistan, worse than Bangladesh: Sweden institute’s Democracy Report

After Freedom House report said India is only 'partly free' now, V-Dem Institute's Democracy Report has downgraded India from 'world's largest democracy' to 'electoral autocracy'.

How long till Modi’s Hindutva politics completely robs Brand India of its democracy bonus

Hyper-nationalist Hindutva politics cashes on India’s democratic credentials for external recognition and weakens those institutions and values within.

We the people must save the software of Indian democracy beyond BJP-Congress whataboutery

The shame of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s Rajya Sabha nomination must make us go beyond the present political moment and question our institutions.

Am I a closet Sanghi for mourning demise of an RSS man? Something’s terribly wrong: Tharoor

My more than 30 years of being at odds with BJP and the Hindutva movement was irrelevant to my critics. For them, I had revealed my 'true colours'.

‘Erosion of civil liberties’ — India falls ten places to rank 51 on democracy index 2019

India's overall democracy score also falls since 2018. Democracy Index by Economist Intelligence Unit compares political systems of 165 countries & 2 territories.

What Modi’s India must learn from Aristotle and Plato’s warning against demagogues

Hate is a powerful tool for a demagogue who, Plato said, is threat to democracy. India’s majority and its yearning for equality is the solution.

Indians need to stop blindly respecting things, says comedy group Aisi Taisi Democracy

The comedy group highlighted the hypocrisy in Indian society and the importance of pushing the envelope when it comes to humour.

‘India Social’ book review: How social media has shaped many facets of Indian democracy

Ankit Lal’s book takes the reader on a chronological journey of major events that took shape on social media platforms.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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