People and Polity

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

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...

An Intangible, Yet Hardened, Pact

“How could a bunch of tribal people decide what was good for them?” A co-passenger remarked during our discussion in a flight. The context...

Pulling Punch at a Pantheon of Paid and Prejudiced Parrots

It is almost a stinking pit when you look at a newspaper in India these days. A persistent promotion of specific politics, infinite idiocy...

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...

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...

Odd and Even: Is It a Plan or a Ploy?

I was speaking to my colleague in New Delhi. “I don’t know why these people create a chaos?” He was impatient. “You...

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;...

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...