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Sectarianism suppressing democratic Right of Expression | Ram Puniyani

October 20, 2017 - 4:11 pm in Governance

Freedom of expression has been the core value which accompanied the struggle for India’s Independence. The British did attempt to stifle the voices of dissent but the freedom fighters did see this as a crucial mechanism of rooting democratic ethos in the…

The failure of multi-party democracy in India

October 18, 2017 - 1:16 pm in Economics

The 19th national congress of the Communist Party of China is underway. Every day the contrast between the Chinese model of development towards socialism…

70 Years of Independence: Miles and Miles to go Before we Sleep

August 21, 2017 - 2:22 pm in Society

Seventy years as an independent country is a good enough period to reflect on how we have evolved as a nation and how our polity has evolved. It will…

NEEDED “Freedom from AFSPA” in J&K and Manipur | Pushkar Raj

August 15, 2016 - 7:52 pm in Governance

As India celebrates its anniversary of independence from the British rule it, is worthwhile to ask when the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur will get freedom from the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act 1958 (AFSPA) which is no less than being living under…

What AILS Indian Democracy ?

April 16, 2016 - 1:28 pm in Society

India won freedom under a leadership whose dream was to have an India, which belongs to all Indians. Gandhji wrote in the Harijan of 9 August, 1942 about the India they have been fighting for in the following words : Hindustan belongs to all those who were…

Dissenting Voices – The biggest protectors of Democracy

February 13, 2016 - 1:03 pm in Reforms

The way Delhi police under the direct order of home minister Rajnath Singh on the issue of 'anti national' activities being allowed inside JNU Campus is shameful to say the least. The police arrested several students and president of JNUSU Mr Kanhaiya Kumar…

Returning honors is an attempt to save democracy

November 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm in Society

Last few weeks have seen a flood of ‘returning’ honors by writers, scientists and artists. These awardees in way have stood up to make themselves to be counted. There are also various statements from academics, historians, artists and scientists showing…

INVITATION Prof D. Prempati First Memorial Lecture

August 6, 2015 - 10:58 pm in Reforms

INVITATION First Memorial Lecture In the memory of Prof D. Prempati On 8th August, 2015 at 5 pm, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi Date: August 5, 2015 Dear Friends, As many of you attended last year’s condolence meeting of Prof. D. Prempati where you desired…

Modi Sarkar’s First Birthday

May 22, 2015 - 1:18 am in Politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will complete one year in office on 25th May 2015. His swearing-in ceremony was on 26th May 2014. PM’s achievements remain contested true to his polarising personality. While the PM’s followers exaggerate his achievements as…