February 16, 2020 8:12 am
Justice Chandrachud said “employment of state machinery to curb dissent instils fear and creates a chilling atmosphere on free speech which violates the rule of law and detracts from the constitutional vision of a pluralist society.”
January 18, 2020 12:22 pm
The essence of democracy is in protecting minority rights. India is failing to do so
June 30, 2019 12:50 am
The first person to rule over all India (excluding what became Pakistan) was Dr Rajendra Prasad. India had to become a sovereign democratic republic to achieve a single geographical shape.
January 16, 2019 3:40 pm
The Congress chief said then said: "Our democracy is our greatest strength. We must defend it at any cost." He recalled that one day an Afghan lawmaker, who visited him in his office, told him that in her country, the arguments that place in Indian Parliament, are carried out with guns.
December 30, 2018 1:00 am
Democracy will survive in India only if we restore the balance.
November 18, 2018 6:30 am
In its 50th year, Shrilal Shukla’s iconic Hindi novel Raag Darbari continues to show us how the grand narrative of an overarching Indian democracy cannot be built by overlooking the little myths, delicious ironies and flawed romances of individual lives.
December 26, 2015 12:10 am
Susanne Rudolph helped explain Indian democracy in all its complexity
February 04, 2015 6:42 am
After-effects of the 1969 ban on corporate donations to political parties linger.
June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Perhaps four or even six smaller states may finally bring good governance to the poor and unhappy people of Uttar Pradesh.
May 28, 2014 12:01 am
On Day 1, PM Modi signalled a welcome foreign policy resolve. Pakistan will be the real test.