Monday, Oct 02, 2023 | Last Update : 09:24 AM IST


AA Edit | New Parliament to match aspirations of rising India

A new Parliament is an excellent icon, an inspiration to our democracy, worthy of welcoming and cheering

20 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

An insider critiques the Indian parliament

The subjects under discussion here can make for a useful handbook

17 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

AA Edit | High court gets tough on demolitions in Nuh

Yes, democracy is slow; democracy is expensive

09 Aug 2023 12:00 AM

AA Edit: Make laws easier to understand

No law is perfect

17 May 2023 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | As King Charles III crowned, thoughts about democracy and its alternatives

Millions all over the world will watch as the BBC covers hours of march pasts by troops

06 May 2023 12:05 AM


Anand K. Sahay | Signs of churn in India, but is nation’s mood changing?

Political perversions abound in a hot-air democracy; media silence is the butt of jokes shared on smartphones around the country

03 May 2023 12:00 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | What kind of society are we, how much of a democracy?

We were always a hybrid democracy, direct democracy at the local levels and representative democracy at the regional and national levels.

25 Apr 2023 1:03 AM

AA Edit | Let the West criticise, India needn’t be so oversensitive

We need to become more engaged with voices of dissent

04 Apr 2023 12:27 AM

Pavan Varma | Liberty key element in alchemy of democracy

History carries important lessons that we can forget only at our own peril

02 Apr 2023 12:05 AM

AA Edit | It’s up to Indians to protect our democracy, not outsiders

Leaders of democratic nations, including India, have repeatedly averred that democracy is a shared value.

01 Apr 2023 12:17 AM


AA Edit | Mr Gandhi: Indians will preserve democracy

Mr Gandhi has been voicing his concern about the brutal attack on the structures of Indian democracy

09 Mar 2023 12:59 AM

AA Edit | Free speech paramount, leaders’ discretion must

Leaders must behave based on realisation that their words could trigger unacceptable actions by their followers

05 Jan 2023 12:10 AM

AA Edit | Mum’s not the word in House

A fair bit of dissent and demonstrativeness is part of the package that defines democracy, especially a loud one like India

16 Jul 2022 1:39 AM

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Separate visions: Modi, Europe & Ukraine war

The Europeans would not go beyond polite words to speak out against China in the context of the India-China conflict and confrontation

04 May 2022 4:01 AM

AA Edit | Hate talk: Tough line welcome

The incidents of hate speeches targeting a particular community across the country are unacceptable

28 Apr 2022 12:32 AM


Aakar Patel | Of democracies, dictatorships & transparency

We should consider that India is not a dictatorship and should be using its natural strength as a democracy

29 Mar 2022 12:34 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | Dysfunctional Parl leads to a dysfunctional democracy

Legislatures and Parliaments, while meant to be self-governing, still are in need of governing

05 Jan 2022 1:23 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | In democratic parties, why dissent equals disloyalty?

Respecting the right of party functionaries to speak out, without incurring punishment ought to be the norm rather than the exception

28 Oct 2021 1:01 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | ‘Tit for tat’ is an attack on rule of law & democracy

Mr Khattar does not stop with advocating 'tit for tat' as a strategy

07 Oct 2021 1:10 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | Liberty and rights for all: Myth of the Magna Carta

Magna Carta came out of an intra-elite struggle between 40 barons and their King

13 Jul 2021 9:11 AM