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People and Polity

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

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...

Teachings of Terror and Tenuousness

The eve of the Teachers' Day has been painful this year. It is not due to live telecasts and continual media coverage of Indian politicians donning...

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...

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...

Celebrating Victory in World War II as Indians

War seeds the change. The new rules of the victor, new arrangements in different spheres of life - celebration marks the beginning, and reiterates...

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...

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...

Brexit – Beyond Britain and the Whole of Europe

The democratic and independent-minded British decided to honour their own currency, own trade, and above all, their own border. In fact, 23 June 2016...

The Aam Broom Swept the Streets of Delhi

'A leader looked unstoppable, an organiser looked undefeatable - just a few days back. A party looked ahead of years of monopoly...

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...