People and Polity

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gandhi to Leone – India Making Swift Transition

Gandhi to Leone – we have come a long way in a single day. We wave flag with a Gandhi cap during the day,...

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...

A Farce of Fasting – All in Democracy

A huge cry from the so called civil society of India was heard in different leading newspapers. A few social activists led thousands of...

Calibration of Violence In India

Indian democracy is vibrant with media playing a great role in sensationalising issues that people sitting in front of idiot-box (TV) like. Everybody in...