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Indian Democracy Archive
Posted on November 19, 2012 | 3 CommentsThis piece was first published in Center Right India. Posted here in full. Of all “Days” that India celebrates every year, only Engineers’ Day is meaningful, and Children’s Day, the most wasted. It stretches the limits of even fantasy to find a link to Jawaharlal...
Posted on September 10, 2012 | 7 CommentsNote: These are excerpts from D.V. Gundappa’s Kannada book entitled Vrutta Patrike (Newspaper) first published in 1928 then reprinted a few times. The book is a collection of essays derived from D.V. Gundappa’s speeches and writings roughly beginning in 1928. My translation uses the enlarged...
Posted on August 15, 2012 | 36 CommentsYet another annual August 15th where we celebrate yet another progressive step towards realizing Nehru’s tryst with tyranny. The nation calls it Independence Day but nobody asks, Independence from what? From British tyranny? To which I question in turn: do you prefer home-grown tyranny over...
Posted on July 5, 2012 | 38 CommentsStarting about two months ago, the spate of attacks in the media and elsewhere on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been relentless. Narendra Modi is no stranger to having all sorts of abuses, denunciation, and innuendo heaped upon him—for about a decade, he’s faced...
Posted on May 29, 2012 | 62 CommentsSo the Narendra Modi baiter extraordinaire has been suitably rewarded. Social activists Teesta Setalvad and Shabnam Hashmi have been ‘rewarded’ by the UPA-II Government for what seems like their pro-Congress, anti-BJP activities. The HRD Ministry has nominated them in the high-powered decision making body for...
Posted on April 20, 2012 | 68 CommentsIntroduction I’d have been surprised if this hadn’t happened at Osmania university. It was past midnight on Sunday when the organisers of the festival located one of the students who strongly opposed inclusion of beef in the menu and stabbed him. They also torched a...
Posted on March 20, 2012 | 67 CommentsThe latest news item to cause a fresh bout of uncontrollable loose motions in the Indian English media is seeing Narendra Modi’s picture on the cover of the Time magazine. Here’s the picture in question: Being the long-time Congress-cultivated Pavlovian breed that they are, the...
Posted on March 7, 2012 | 41 CommentsI find psephology tedious. At a level, it reduces democracy to a savage farce of a triumph of numbers over ideas, ideals, even philosophy. But the times we live in makes it a necessary evil and like everybody else, I give that evil its due....
Posted on March 5, 2012 | 92 CommentsIt looks like Salil Tripathi, of late, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. First it was this piece on Center Right India that examined his claims of being a libertarian, pro-free market, etc that led to some delightful exchanges on Twitter....
Posted on February 29, 2012 | 64 CommentsAre death anniversaries celebrated? “Celebrated” is an unfortunate choice of word to use in the same breath as “death.” And no, that word choice is not mine. It is the media’s. Somebody’s death anniversary is not celebrated unless that person is someone like Stalin. Speaking...
Posted on January 5, 2012 | 53 CommentsApart from those active in the Arts, the only class of people who fully appreciate the enormous power of symbolism are those in politics. Politicians are true artists in that sense. While artists create and/or use symbolism merely as an aid and/or device, politicians practice...