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After the third general elections held in 1962, the scholar-statesman, C. Rajagopalachari, wrote a fascinating, if now forgotten, essay on the imperfections of our young democracy. "The Indian electorate", remarked Rajaji, "suffers from well-known defects from which Western democracies are relatively free.

 

In India, voices of public protest against hate-mongering targeting Muslims have been far too muted and infrequent    

 

Rewriting India’s history is a worthy cause, but the BJP should not simply replace the wrongs of Marxist historians with its own

 

Let’s start with a disclosure. I’m sympathetic to the fauj and to all men in fatigues who serve in conflict zones. It is far from easy to work in Kashmir where you are alienated from your own people; where you are seen as an oppressor and are constantly told that you’re an ‘Indian dog’.

 

Electoral reforms announced in the Budget are not what they are claimed to be — they will neither cleanse our politics nor bring transparency

 

State assembly elections that are now in progress in five states will indicate how successful Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in meeting the aspirations of electors who voted him into power with a landslide victory three years ago to change the way India is run after ineffective national governments.

 

As the polls in Uttar Pradesh shift eastward, issues of economic delivery and the impact of demonetisation appear to be increasingly salient for voters

 
India needs deeper engagement between politics, business, science to manage disruptions of new technologies, Trump presidency.  
 

The debate over ‘good terrorist’ and ‘bad terrorist’ reignited again when China blocked a move by the US, UK and France this month to designate Maulana Masood Azhar, the head of the banned Pakistani terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) as global terrorist under the UNSC 1267 resolution on Al Qaida and its affiliates.

 
Holding free and fair elections in such a large state is a proud moment for democracy, which is supposed to be for the people, by the people.           
 


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