Politics

Modi and Adityanath interacting with people at Shahanshahpur varanasi
Democracy

Citizens or Subjects

Many of the problems and issues in India – witness the political debate and the controversies that are so rife on twitter and other social media – are to do with either the relationship between people and the state, or the fine balance between the competing rights of individuals and communities. It may be a […]

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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, […]

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Independence Day India
National

The Riddle of Independence day of India

Challenging the Metanarrative Of Indian Independence Struggle. A historian ought to be exact, sincere and impartial; free from passion, unbiased by interest, fear, resentment or affection; and faithful to the truth, which is the mother of history the preserver of great actions, the enemy of oblivion, the witness of the past, the director of the […]

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Evening prayers at Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat in Haridwar
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national integration
Radicalization
Religion and Phiosophy

Hindus Are Not Victims And They Had Better Know It

Why is it becoming more and more uncomfortable to live within one’s own country, among people that we took for granted shared our view of the world? 2014 marked the year in which family and friends turned into aliens and opponents. Conversations invariably broke down at the point where Narendra Modi was seen as the […]

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Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Blindsided by Big Numbers: Looking Beyond Electoral Wins

tr.v. blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing, blind·sides. 1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side. 2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results Too much of a good thing, as the idiom goes, is bad. Excessively bright light can be more blinding than pitch darkness. The glare of the limelight, another […]

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