Democracy on the Edge

Valson Thampu

It’s not just another form of government, it’s a social project

What’s Wrong With Democracy

Will the rule of knowers save the world?

Darkness at Noon

When the state and individuals failed freedom

Krishna Gopal: Heartland Whizz

Though he keeps a low profile, his is a voice taken very seriously by the Central Government

Train to the Future

In Sasaram, Bihar, hundreds of students band together to nurture their dream of cracking government entrance examinations—on a railway platform

Democracy as a Demographic Puzzle

Political parties that fail to work out the relevance of the economy and its impact on youth aspirations are doomed

Uniformed Mess

The Maoist attack on EFR’s camp at Silda has stirred more trouble for the beleaguered West Bengal government. It is the long-neglected EFR that is now threatening to revolt against the state.

Confessions of a Government Committee Member

“The Government appoints the committee and then dismisses the findings. It does not have the guts to admit its mistakes. Why appoint committees then?”


Grant Pranab Mukherjee this. His Budget for 2009-10 gives UPA-2 a sound if unflamboyant start, with much strokeplay left to come

UPA’s Twenty20 Governance

The UPA has been given an opportunity to fulfill a billion hopes. Yet, the Centre has created unnecessary pressure on itself by declaring a 100-day deadline


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