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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Indian democracy


Instead of denying slide in democratic values, India must work to fix it

September 16, 2021 8:01 am

S Y Quraishi writes: Trying to bully or influence rating agencies to doctor data to suit us is reprehensible.

Opposition parties in Parliament have shown worst possible behaviour: Piyush Goyal

August 15, 2021 5:20 pm

The Prime Minister introduced ministers in both the Houses and that is a tradition that's been going on for 70-odd years and the opposition for the "first time" did not even allow that, he said.

What the Pegasus surveillance scandal means for Indian democracy

July 21, 2021 8:06 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: It has great implications for our institutions. Government cannot sidestep questions by alleging conspiracy

Democracy is now a spectator sport

March 03, 2021 9:36 pm

The Narendra Modi stadium is a symbol of how citizens have become mere spectators to politics, which is, increasingly, a game controlled by corporate sponsors

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.