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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Unique Identification Number (AADHAAR) – Unique and A Step Forward

There was significant criticism when Indian government announced of creating a multi-purpose unique identity card for each of its residents. Will it be another...

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....

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...
Street Smart

Street Smart

Walk into any village in Odisha today and there is a very high chance that you’ll find a young boy or girl, who is...