People and Polity

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

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...

Intolerance Is No Way

Each parley has its virtue in a democracy, and demands tolerance and equitable living of opposing thoughts and ideas. Intolerance leaves the...

News Media – No Shackles, Yet Not Free

In the morning yesterday, I was browsing through a newspaper from a leading media brand in India. There was a report on...

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...

Ceremonial Justice of Victory

As I am looking at the broader happenings of today’s international socio-political arena, I am getting increasingly sure that things are happening for worse. With...

Where You Cannot Change Your Neighbour

With flourishing global virtual community and extensive movements of families for living and business, neighbours change rapidly. A change of surrounding can happen as...

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;...