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Indian democracy


Justice Chandrachud: Labelling dissent as anti-national strikes at heart of democracy

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.”

India is steadily creeping from democracy to some form of thugocracy

January 18, 2020 12:22 pm

The essence of democracy is in protecting minority rights. India is failing to do so

Out of my mind: It is democracy that unites India

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.

Democracy India's greatest strength, must be defended at any cost: Rahul Gandhi

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.

Across the aisle: The year ends on a sombre note

December 30, 2018 1:00 am

Democracy will survive in India only if we restore the balance.

The Land of Steady Habits

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.

A Student Of India

December 26, 2015 12:10 am

Susanne Rudolph helped explain Indian democracy in all its complexity

The resilience of briefcase politics

February 04, 2015 6:42 am

After-effects of the 1969 ban on corporate donations to political parties linger.

Out of My Mind: Miles to go

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.

Friends and neighbours

May 28, 2014 12:01 am

On Day 1, PM Modi signalled a welcome foreign policy resolve. Pakistan will be the real test.