Tag: Democracy

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  • Seek source of assets, to end corruption

    Seek source of assets, to end corruption

    Despite intricate details of income or campaign funds, the core transparency question is missing: the original source of assets disclosed.

    October 11, 2019
  • The five-star General~I

    The five-star General~I

    It is an unsound proposal from the point of view of military strategy alone. More so in the present context where India and its potential adversaries to the west and the east are declared nuclear powers armed with nuclear weapons capable of wiping out entire cities in a flash.

    October 4, 2019
  • Amid rising tensions in Hong Kong, Beijing to hold its biggest military parade

    Amid rising tensions in Hong Kong, Beijing to hold its biggest military parade

    National Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. It paves the way for a seven-day public holiday called the "golden week."

    September 30, 2019
  • 20,000 citizens apply to ‘vent their anger’ at Hong Kong government

    20,000 citizens apply to ‘vent their anger’ at Hong Kong government

    While thousands have applied, just 150 people will be chosen at random to attend the two-hour session with Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and protest equipment such as umbrellas, helmets and gas masks will not be allowed.

    September 24, 2019
  • Public mandate being ‘misused’ by govt: Sonia Gandhi

    Public mandate being ‘misused’ by govt: Sonia Gandhi

    Congress interim President told party leaders that it was not enough to be aggressive only on social media as "democracy was in peril."

    September 12, 2019
  • Knife-attack outside school in Hong Kong amid students’ protest

    Knife-attack outside school in Hong Kong amid students’ protest

    The attack took place outside Cognitio College in Kowloon when the man injured the teacher who was trying to protect students who formed a human chain.

    September 9, 2019
  • Hong Kong Protests: Students skip classes to join anti-government voices

    Hong Kong Protests: Students skip classes to join anti-government voices

    At St Francis' Canossian College, the alma mater of Chief Executive Carrie Lam, students donning yellow helmets, goggles and masks knelt in front of the entrance and held placards bearing anti-government messages. 

    September 2, 2019
  • New India is about participative democracy, a citizen-centric government: PM Modi

    New India is about participative democracy, a citizen-centric government: PM Modi

    The Prime Minister said that the country is witness to changes that were earlier unthinkable.

    August 30, 2019
  • A flawed democracy~I

    A flawed democracy~I

    India has been grouped under 'flawed democracies'. This is not too distressing considering the gargantuan scale of the electoral exercise. The free and fair elections honouring basic civil liberties in India face certain inherent challenges, risks and systemic and procedural constraints.

    July 11, 2019
  • HK dilemma caused by failure of elites

    HK dilemma caused by failure of elites

    The present dilemma is a total failure of the Hong Kong elites to engage and deal with their own inequalities.

    June 27, 2019
  • Democracy, people of India have won: PM Modi in victory speech

    Democracy, people of India have won: PM Modi in victory speech

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to return to power with historic mandate, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping over 300 seats on its own.

    May 23, 2019
  • Training public policy makers for inclusive democracy

    Training public policy makers for inclusive democracy

    It is to remember that for a better future, we need to empower and enable those who are a part of it, without which the dream of a better tomorrow will be left just at that – a dream.

    May 8, 2019
  • Public policy & democracy: Different perspectives, different approaches

    Public policy & democracy: Different perspectives, different approaches

    At a time when the world is witnessing India's electoral process underway, the country's democratic foundations are seen to be reinforced once more. Yet one cannot help but wonder whether the true meaning of democracy has percolated among the people. Exploring the views of those associated with the domain on the subject of this dynamic and challenging sphere

    April 19, 2019
  • What Facebook must combat to save democracy

    What Facebook must combat to save democracy

    The overwhelming fear of the internet stems from the perceived danger of concentration of power in the service providers and the systematic abuse by purveyors of fake news.

    April 13, 2019
  • Panel Discussions at Jaipur Literature Festival touched burning issues

    Panel Discussions at Jaipur Literature Festival touched burning issues

    The just ended Jaipur Literature Festival had a lot to offer for the visitors. The panel discussions hosted by it touched upon several burning issues. Majid Alam describes two important discussions ~ democracy and Right to information

    January 31, 2019
  • Decadent Democracy

    Decadent Democracy

    On many occasions, the praxis has been compromised. Elections are claimed to be 'free and fair', but the fairness gets disrupted by 'nepotism, the criminalization of politics, and hooliganism'.

    January 19, 2019
  • Roiled before polls

    Roiled before polls

    The cruel irony being that rival candidates of the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, who were out on the streets to cheer their respective parties, were attacked by the mobs.

    December 14, 2018