Tag: Indian Democracy

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  • Shirking Responsibility

    Shirking Responsibility

    Indian democracy is designed on the Westminister model, and it proximates the structural moorings of the same rules and regulations of governance. Beyond the trumpeted statistics as the ‘world’s largest democracy’, the grim reality of the dismal condition of its institutions ~ legislature, judiciary and executive ~ showcases a huge gap between the two ‘mature’ …

    April 9, 2018
  • The justice gap

    The justice gap

    The co-existence of widespread crime and impropriety alongside free and fair democratic elections is the most curious aspect of Indian democracy. This typifies the paradox of a stable democracy with inherent structural defects in the system.  Since the onset of the Indian Republic, the fear of a nexus between crime and politics was widely expressed …

    December 21, 2017
  • Why Indian democracy fails to make the grade

    Why Indian democracy fails to make the grade

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) presented the first ever Global Parliamentary Report (GPR) in 2012 and the next report – scheduled for 2016 – is expected any time soon. While GPR 2012 examined the changing nature of parliamentary representation, the soon-to-be-released GPR will reportedly look at how effective parliament …

    January 15, 2017