Democracy

Reality Privileged: Orwell/Huxley/McLuhan on Steroids

You can go through life with a thousand epigrams or deep quotes that you might come back to over two, four, six decades. Then, the disrupters pop up, those techno fascists, the tinkers and culture blasters. These sociopaths who get the limelight then become part of a new set of epigrams, but not grand ones, […]
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Contested Social Issues Should be Decided by Democratic Politics, Not Unaccountable Judges

Even those who support abortion should recognise that Roe v Wade was a poor legal decision and the US Supreme Court would be right to take the matter away from unelected judges and return it to the democratic process.
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‘पृथ्वी के असंख्य घाव’  गिनता अकेला आदमी

कालजयी रचनाएं समय स्थान की सीमाओं को लांघ कर किस तरह आप को अपनी लगने लगती हैं, इसको बयां करना मुश्किल है। हान्स क्रिश्चन एंडरसन (2 अप्रैल 1805- 4 अगस्त 1875) महान डैनिश लेखक – जिन्होंने नाटकों, यात्रा वृत्तांतों , उपन्यासों और कविताओं के रूप में प्रचुर लेखन किया – अपनी परिकथाओं के लिए दुनिया … Continue reading ‘पृथ्वी के असंख्य घाव’  गिनता अकेला आदमी →

How Did UP Decide : Identities, Interests and Politics – Prof Zoya Hasan

Prof Zoya Hasan, Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Distinguished Faculty, Council for Social Development, New Delhi, will be delivering a Special lecture  in the Democracy Dialogues Series, organised by New Socialist Initiative, at 6 PM, (IST) Sunday, 24 th April, 2022. She will be speaking on ‘‘How did UP Decide: Identities, Interests and Politics” … Continue reading How Did UP Decide : Identities, Interests and Politics – Prof Zoya Hasan →

जीत भाजपा की नहीं निराशावाद की है : राजेंद्र चौधरी

Guest post by RAJINDER CHAUDHARY इच्छा और आशा में अंतर होता है. विशेष तौर पर किसान आन्दोलन के आलोक में, बहुत से लोगों की तरह मैं भी चाहता था कि भाजपा हारे और मुझे इस की थोड़ी आशा भी थी परन्तु कोई विशेष आस नहीं थी. भाजपा की जीत मेरे लिए दुखदायी है परन्तु अनपेक्षित … Continue reading जीत भाजपा की नहीं निराशावाद की है : राजेंद्र चौधरी →

Challenges to India’s Democracy : Prof Zoya Hasan

Prof Zoya Hasan, Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Distinguished Faculty, Council for Social Development, New Delhi, will be delivering the 16 th lecture  in the Democracy Dialogues Series, organised by New Socialist Initiative, at 6 PM, (IST) Sunday, 27 th March, 2022. She will be speaking on ‘Challenges to India’s Democracy‘ Prof Zoya Hasan … Continue reading Challenges to India’s Democracy : Prof Zoya Hasan →

Not by Bread Alone, but Mainly by Platitudes

Unlike many who seem to believe that freedom of movement (since 2020 extinguished in the EU) must mean an end to national borders, I have only felt that borders should be recognised as the product of political will and history. In the entrance to the museum at the Invalides in Paris there is a quote […]
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New Cold War Conflict over Ukraine

There is an adage that the first casualty in a war is the truth. The US and NATO allege that Putin’s Russia is a malevolent aggressor against neighboring Ukraine.  They assert that the US and NATO are simply defending the rights of an oppressed nation. Meanwhile, what the sycophantic legacy news media convey to the public is […]
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 Secularism, Communalism and Indian Politics Today : Professor Achin Vanaik

The 15 th lecture in the Democracy Dialogues Series will be delivered by Prof Achin Vanaik on Sunday, 27 th February at 6 PM (IST)  He will be speaking on  ‘Secularism, Communalism and Indian Politics Today‘  Speaker  Writer and Social Activist, Former Professor of Political Science at Delhi University Prof Achin Vanaik is a fellow … Continue reading  Secularism, Communalism and Indian Politics Today : Professor Achin Vanaik →