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The danger of Buddhist chauvinism
Wed, Jul 29 2015. 07 55 PM

The danger of Buddhist chauvinism

Myanmar and Sri Lanka are examples of how ethnic and religious hatred can halt transitions towards democracy
The crisis of parliamentarism
Tue, Jul 21 2015. 09 23 PM

The crisis of parliamentarism

It is not surprising that the one level of Indian democracy where there is no instability is that of the village panchayat
The warts in our democracy
Thu, Jul 16 2015. 01 29 PM

The warts in our democracy

The government can monitor everything in digital India, but if you have nothing to hide, why not disclose?
EU observer team to monitor Sri Lanka Parliamentary polls
Wed, Jul 15 2015. 04 57 PM

EU observer team to monitor Sri Lanka Parliamentary polls

Cristian Preda, Member of the European Parliament, will be the chief observer
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says party will run in election
Sat, Jul 11 2015. 09 58 PM

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says party will run in election

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy had held out until now to commit to a ballot that is being billed as Myanmar’s first legitimate election in 25 years
Greece’s vote for sovereignty
Thu, Jul 09 2015. 07 53 AM

Greece’s vote for sovereignty

It remains to be seen if Greece also has the stomach for the economic actions that real sovereignty entails
Democracy and austerity in Greece
Mon, Jul 06 2015. 12 42 AM

Democracy and austerity in Greece

The clichéd adjective used to describe Greece’s debt is ‘mountainous’ or ‘crippling’ but at even 172% of gross domestic product, it’s not a million miles away from the debt levels in several of the world’s advanced economies
Govt plans memorial at Jayaprakash Narayan’s birthplace in Bihar
Thu, Jun 25 2015. 12 12 AM

Govt plans memorial at Jayaprakash Narayan’s birthplace in Bihar

Move comes on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Emergency and barely months ahead of Bihar polls this year
The Emergency, forty years later
Wed, Jun 24 2015. 05 55 PM

The Emergency, forty years later

Dictatorship is an idea that is alien to the Indian political landscape
The 44th amendment ensured democracy’s survival in India: Shanti Bhushan
Tue, Jun 23 2015. 01 36 AM

The 44th amendment ensured democracy’s survival in India: Shanti Bhushan

The senior lawyer recounts the events that led to the Emergency, the 44th amendment (to restore the Constitution to its pre-1976 status) and the situation in the country

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