People and Polity

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

Why Turn Indian Coast into Graveyard?

While the debate between two contrasting views of economic development, growth-oriented outlook versus growth with redistribution of wealth, has become a part...

A Half-disclosure Makes a Half-truth

Indian Army went inside Myanmar to kill a group of terrorists. It was to avenge the killing of our soldiers a few days ago....

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...

Marxism in Monasteries on The Roof of The World

The Buddhist monasteries in this historic region of China have been tense in the recent days due to another phase of conflict between Tibetans...

Demolishing Satire through Violence – A Futile Attempt

January 7. A few cowards barged into the office of the Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly magazine in Paris, and threatened the...

The Present Orissa – Revival or Continuation

As I am all set to release an information portal on Orissa in the next one month, one point forces me to think again...

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...

The Fate of A Rationalist in Our Tradition of Convenience

If you are reading this, please call yourself a rationalist. Can't you do this small sacrifice when a government representing 112 million...

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...

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...