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Democracy

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

Farrukh Dhondy | Why democracy often turns ugly: Prejudice & hate as Batley votes

The byelection for a Member of Parliament in the Yorkshire constituency of Batley was a paradigm of this ugliness

03 Jul 2021 12:20 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | Modi’s new architecture for govt may hurt India

What should cause us concern is the centrality of the Prime Minister’s residence and office to this new layout

24 Jun 2021 7:03 AM

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Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | Why monopoly of power is a threat to democracy

In short, no matter how legitimately political power is acquired, justice demands the balancing factor of an opposition

10 Jun 2021 1:03 AM

Aakar Patel | On Republic Day, time to reclaim our basic rights

None of the rights and liberties that the Constitution saw initially as being “fundamental” are present in the original form today

12 Jan 2021 10:50 AM

Authoritarian regimes are using virus to silence its critics, ex-leaders warn

500 signatories, including more than 60 former leaders, wrote an open letter organised by Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

25 Jun 2020 3:16 PM

Pluralist vs polarised grassroots democracy

Citizenship as a basic identity has had the effect of bringing the politics down to earth.

21 Jan 2020 4:37 AM

The Indian dictionary of acceptable phrases

We have reached the stage in our democracy where a lamp is called a chair, a stool a shirt and a tubelight the sun.

10 Jan 2020 12:14 AM

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Committed to preserving values of our Constitution: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday reiterated the commitment to preserve the values mentioned in the Indian Constitution.

26 Nov 2019 1:58 PM

'Democracy murdered in Maharashtra': Rahul as political drama continues

He made these remarks during Question Hour when Speaker Om Birla told him to ask a supplementary.

25 Nov 2019 11:32 AM

Enrich festival of democracy: PM Modi urges voters to 'turnout in record numbers'

Polling for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in the evening.

21 Oct 2019 8:14 AM

Be alive to tyranny dressed as democracy

The BJP had the numbers, and hence the right to pass the law in the manner it wanted.

06 Oct 2019 3:09 AM

Hong Kong protesters aim to 'stress test' airport

The withdrawal was one of the protesters' key demands and both she and Beijing had previously refused to budge on the issue.

07 Sep 2019 12:30 PM

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Don't hype Chandrayaan-2 to divert attention from economic distress: Mamata

She also criticised the NRC process which was heavily touted by the ruling party during 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

06 Sep 2019 4:52 PM

If courts are vigilant, democracy will be safe

Almost any crime that could be described as political opposition to the Nazi regime ended up before them.

01 Sep 2019 12:28 AM

‘Cease anger with love’: Hong Kong tycoon's message on protests

Protests began as opposition to now-suspended extradition bill and have swelled into wider calls for democracy.

16 Aug 2019 3:38 PM

Safeguarding 'fundamentals' of country essential: Yechury

'We must resolve to safeguard the fundamentals of our Republic — secular democracy, federalism and social justice,' he added.

15 Aug 2019 10:26 AM

'Not democracy but authoritarianism': Historian Ramachandra Guha on Article 370

The Central government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to J&K.

05 Aug 2019 6:31 PM

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