People and Polity

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

Middle East Today: Failing States and Disparate Interests

The Middle East is always discernible amid the plashes of history that go beyond one continent. It was religion since early times;...

Indian Land Act: Pull the Other one, It’s Got Bells on...

Anna Hazare is back again in Delhi. Earlier, it was their movement against corruption; and now it is against the new amended...

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...