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Posts Tagged democracy

If Democracy Flows From The Barrel Of The Gun…

India’s non-violence is but a manifestation of our soft power superpower role. Be it the peasant-farmer, artisan, labour, scholars, sublimity, Veda, Upnishad, Gautam Buddha, Mahavir, Mahatma Gandhi, film producers/directors/actors/writers/musicians or anything else, we have more than enough to dust, polish, modernize and share with the world.

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Pakistan’s Low Intensity War & Modi’s Non-Violent Victory

I had earlier posted on this blog my views on the need for fool-proof security for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has deadly enemies in India and abroad, his own political organisation being no exception. Narendra Modi is on the radar of many foreign countries, who would prefer a weak government in position rather than […]

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New Age Slavery, Neo-feudalism & Brutality Mock Democracy

It is so distressing to see this new form of slavery in big cities like Delhi- the child maidservant and boy servants. It is rarely that one or two cases get publicity through the television news. The inhuman reality is that the number of child servants (both female & male) is as high as the […]

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Hostility of the Executive towards the Bureaucracy

The unbridled growth of hostility of the executive towards the bureaucracy has paralysed governance in the last decade. The bureaucracy functions under the law as legislated by the legislature. By acting otherwise or not acting promptly, it invites punitive action. The executive is expected to act similarly, but there is no punitive action in the […]

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Do They Fear Narendra Modi?

There hardly goes a day when someone or the other in the Indian political firmament does not try to hit Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat. Some newspapers and TV channels give the impression of being on paid campaign against him. Highly ambitious politicos and aspiring Prime Ministers don’t observe even the slightest courtesy deserving […]

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Academia & Politics

Both politicians and scholars use language as the vehicle to give expression to their right to freedom and thought. However, both use it differently. While the academician uses words without mincing them, the politician is always indulging in mincing words. So, while an academic, a scholar or a researcher is  afraid these days to give […]

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The Crime Of Rape

The brutal rape of Laadli, the brilliant young physiotherapist in Delhi last month and her death agitated not only Delhi residents but the whole nation very violently. The public anger continues to simmer, but the political, social and judicial leadership of the nation continues to hide behind outdated laws like the rape law and the […]

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