Tag: Democracy

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  • 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
  • Tryst with Democracy~II

    Tryst with Democracy~II

    To ensure a viable democracy, the emphasis should be on a discussion of its essentials, and strengthening of institutions that support democracy, not the party in power. The federated system also places checks and balances on the various levels of government, thereby guarding against an overconcentration of power at the national level. But if the party at the Centre has a brute majority, the federal system becomes a victim.

    December 7, 2018
  • Democracy needs citizens to step up

    Democracy needs citizens to step up

    ‘Patriotism is the last refuge for a scoundrel,’ Dr Samuel Johnson said. In George Bernard Shaw’s words, ‘Politics is the last resort for the scoundrel.’

    December 6, 2018
  • Tryst with Democracy~I

    Tryst with Democracy~I

    This attitude of the voters to stay away from voting, either under threat or because of their reluctance, drives one to the conclusion that in the first case the authorities, responsible for ensuring peaceful polling, have failed in their duty. In the second case, the citizens are not sufficiently educated to realise the importance of their voting right which is embodied in the Constitution. Therefore, to empower the people, not mere literacy, but universal quality education is an urgent need.

    December 6, 2018
  • Dissolution of J-K assembly amounts to ‘killing’ of democracy: Sharad Yadav

    Dissolution of J-K assembly amounts to ‘killing’ of democracy: Sharad Yadav

    The holding of local body polls in the state recently despite two major regional parties, the National Conference and the People's Democratic Party, boycotting it made a mockery of democracy, he claimed.

    November 22, 2018
  • High polling mandate for strengthening grassroots democracy: Governor Malik

    High polling mandate for strengthening grassroots democracy: Governor Malik

    He said it was heartening to note that people turned up in large numbers on Saturday not only in Jammu region but also in Kashmir to exercise their franchise in these elections.

    November 18, 2018
  • Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    Despite the concerns expressed by the UN refugee agency and other human rights groups, the repatriation could go ahead if both Bangladesh and Myanmar choose to do so

    November 16, 2018
  • PM Modi does not like socialism, democracy: DMK chief Stalin

    PM Modi does not like socialism, democracy: DMK chief Stalin

    The Madras High Court had recently upheld their disqualification and the debarred legislators had said they would not appeal against the verdict.

    November 14, 2018
  • Another award less

    Another award less

    It is yet another subtraction from the garland of accolades that were once reserved for the “lodestar of democracy”. That embroidery has frayed over time, to say the least. Amnesty International has eventually sized up Aung San Suu Kyi with Monday’s assertion that Myanmar’s civilian leader “is no longer a symbol of hope”. Hopeless too …

    November 14, 2018
  • Dissent stifled

    Dissent stifled

    The Bharatiya Janata Party government has reaffirmed yet again that aversion to dissent ~ in a democracy ~ is quite the most pronounced in the academic and quasi-academic circuits. After the suicide of a student at Hyderabad Central University and the kerfuffle at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the decision to reconstitute the committee of the venerated …

    November 10, 2018
  • Electoral system: A reforms bus missed

    Electoral system: A reforms bus missed

    By its judgments in the Public Interest Foundation and Lok Prahari cases, the apex court missed an opportunity to cleanse our electoral system, argue Afroz Alam and Yogesh Pratap Singh.

    November 1, 2018