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People and Polity

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

Fighting Culpability with Reason

“Can you deny your culpability?” was the question that a TV anchor asked the gentleman. I shall definitely face hardship if you ask me...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Indian Judiciary Fights Public Perception

In a span of a few days, an indicted politician becomes a Chief Minister. An actor, accused of heinous crime, plans the...

Pulling Punch at a Pantheon of Paid and Prejudiced Parrots

It is almost a stinking pit when you look at a newspaper in India these days. A persistent promotion of specific politics, infinite idiocy...

In Conflict with Ourselves – in the Kingdom of Intolerance

The US president Barack Obama speaks of the growing incidents of religious intolerance in India. He has done it in India during...

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...

Reinterpretation of Democracy – A Falsehood

Some people called it as the August Revolution, and others called it anti-democratic. A great deal of discussion has taken place in India during...