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People and Polity

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

Beyond Socialist and Secular Appellations – Let’s Change Yaar!

In India, we crossed a milestone on January 26, as a sovereign democratic republic, or more appropriately, as a sovereign socialist secular...

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...

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...

Sustainable Development Goals – It’s More than Data

It’s not new. Everyone talks of data while deliberating about or delivering discourses on development. A section of people are paranoid about...

Remembering The Super-Cyclone That Ravaged Coastal Orissa in October 1999

A decade has passed after the 1999 super-cyclone ravaged the coastal belt of Orissa. I still remember the horrific day while I was spending...

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...

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...

Abusing National Icons, Not a Good Thing

“Why do we abuse our national icons?” I was wondering while sipping tea in the evening today. I was reading a report...

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...

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...