Tag Archives: politics

The Fifth Pillar of Indian Democracy

Indi­an democ­ra­cy is said to rest on the ven­er­a­ble four pil­lars of the leg­is­la­ture, the exec­u­tive, the judi­cia­ry, and the press. All the four pil­lars have cracked to a great degree and Indi­an democ­ra­cy is not healthy. In brief, we … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in politics | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Road From Democracy to Fascism

The recent storm cre­at­ed by the Shiv Sena in Maha­rash­tra is indica­tive of a resur­gent Fas­cism as cor­rect­ly not­ed by Soli Sorab­jee. This rot in Maha­rash­tra is elo­quent­ly ana­lyzed by Prat­ap Bhanu Mehta, which you must read to get a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in India, marathi, politics, society | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Virtues of Politicians

I’m sick and tired of all the poli­ti­­cian-bash­ing that blog­gers seem addict­ed to these days. Why do we have to be so crit­i­cal all the time? Why not see the glass half-full? Decid­ing to be an opti­mist, I present “Virtues … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Humor, India, politics | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

Strengthening Indian democracy – What can we do?

From my news­pa­per read­ing of the past week, one line stuck in my mind: “The plain fact is that demo­c­ra­t­ic gov­ern­ment — which is sys­tem­i­cal­ly bet­ter than all oth­er forms of gov­ern­ment — inevitably pan­ders to nar­row but pow­er­ful inter­ests … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in India, politics, society | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Mammoth Task Ahead

The Indo-US Nuclear Deal has become like the sto­ry of The Blind Men and an Ele­phant. Let’s see how. #1: Man­mo­han Singh hang­ing to the Tail Think­ing that this was the end of the rope for ener­gy ambi­tious India, Singh … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in Humor, India, politics, U.S. | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments