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People and Polity

A blog carrying discussion on democratic structure, economics and social transformations.

Swiftness of Invasion

“It was the swiftness,” the cab driver remarked when we were engaged in a discussion on the Vikings and their dominance starting from late...

An Intangible, Yet Hardened, Pact

“How could a bunch of tribal people decide what was good for them?” A co-passenger remarked during our discussion in a flight. The context...

Odd and Even: Is It a Plan or a Ploy?

I was speaking to my colleague in New Delhi. “I don’t know why these people create a chaos?” He was impatient. “You...

Syrian Steam and Syrup

Do you know how Syrian Crisis is linked to the Climate Change? Perhaps, global leaders are struggling to find the reason behind their...

Furcate State into Cities

In continuation to my last week’s deliberation, I feel that I should be quite clear about my intent. Why not? People today...

Indian Cities Challenge to Be Smart

Since yore cities have been built around the centre of power supplemented by commercial activities. As on this day, it seems still to be...

Intolerance Is No Way

Each parley has its virtue in a democracy, and demands tolerance and equitable living of opposing thoughts and ideas. Intolerance leaves the...

One South Asia: Going Forward?

I met a few business and creative people from SAARC countries in New Delhi earlier this week. Everybody was anxious to exude the...

They Are Not Us, Yet They Are No Different

A lone mariner of Greece wonders when he sees a new boat at a distance from Lesbos port. He does not think...

Taxation – Beyond Growth and Welfare

State imposes tax. The imposition is systemic. The earnings of capable individuals go to the State’s coffer. In democracies like India, the...