Liberal democracy

Democracy
National
Politics & Political Commentary

India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, […]

Read More
P Sainath

Transcript: Why Democracy – P. Sainath

The following is the transcript of snippets of P. Sainath’s insights on democracy. I think there is much to think of here. Many thanks Atul Hirde for making this video and sharing. I believe that a democratic political culture is essential for any kind of governance, any kind of social contract, for any kind of […]

Read More
Politics & Political Commentary

Thoughts on Democracy: The rulers, the opposers and the irrelevants

As a kid, I remember questioning “If someone is really good at making country decisions, but doesn’t have money to advertise, then aren’t we losing him?” That’s profound, but I grew up, and stopped thinking about such things. This whole thing with Indian democracy, remained like a sore tooth, where your tongue keeps going. It […]

Read More