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What Is Article 142 SC Invoked To Free Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Convict? Has It Been Used Before?

What Is Article 142 SC Invoked To Free Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Convict? Has It Been Used Before?

With Article 142, the Supreme Court has been likened to an entity of 'Natural Law' which theoretically prevails over laws of the land. The article was meant to empower the apex court to deliver justice in exceptional cases without being hindered by legal or...

18 May 2022
Book Review: Memoirs Of Defending Democracy

Book Review: Memoirs Of Defending Democracy

The book would be a right read now in this right world. We can sense the totalitarian force hitting our doorsteps with the dissolution of democracy.

16 May 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Declares Victory In Philippines, Faces Calls To Ensure Democracy

Marcos Jr garnered more than 31 million votes in an unofficial vote count from Monday's polls in what's projected to be one of the strongest mandates for a...

BJP Has Pushed Youngsters Of J&K Towards Despondency: Mehbooba Mufti

BJP Has Pushed Youngsters Of J&K Towards Despondency: Mehbooba Mufti

Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement was ‘ironic’ as opportunities of employment and business in Jammu and Kashmir...

25 April 2022

Too Often, We Have Taken Freedom For Granted: Barack Obama

Recent events remind us is that democracy is neither inevitable nor self-executed, citizens like us have to nurture it, said former US President Barack Obama...

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22 April 2022
‘Looking Forward To Meet My Friend’: Boris Johnson On Meeting With PM Modi

‘Looking Forward To Meet My Friend’: Boris Johnson On Meeting With PM Modi

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on a two day visit to India and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday.


18 April 2022
Cadre Blockchain

Cadre Blockchain

Unsung heroes of democracy, the cadres of political parties provide a foundation of tireless, often unpaid legwork and outreach, upon which grand narratives of...


15 April 2022
Ambedkar's Vision Of Democracy: Why Its Revival Is Important For India

Ambedkar's Vision Of Democracy: Why Its Revival Is Important For India

Babasaheb Ambedkar's version of democracy depicts a society devoid of any glaring inequality. According to him, there must not be a class that has got all the...


14 April 2022
India Is Mother Of Democracy: PM Modi

India Is Mother Of Democracy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said every government formed after Independence has contributed in taking India to the heights it has achieved today.


22 April 2022
Cadres Of Political Parties: The Unsung Heroes Of Democracy

Cadres Of Political Parties: The Unsung Heroes Of Democracy

As activist, agent, ticket aspirant, broker, fixer, etc., all rolled into one, the political worker is the least studied element of Indian politics


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06 April 2022
Al-Qaeda Chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri Uses Karnataka Hijab Row To Target India’s Democracy

Al-Qaeda Chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri Uses Karnataka Hijab Row To Target India’s Democracy

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri, in a video also showered praises on Karnataka college student Muskan Khan for confronting a group of students opposing hijab...


02 April 2022
Book Excerpt: The Chase For India’s First Computers

Book Excerpt: The Chase For India’s First Computers

Scientist and statistician P.C. Mahalanobis had a deep faith in the computer’s ability to transform economic management. He first saw a digital computer in...


31 March 2022
Imran Khan's Last Ditch Effort To Remain Pakistan PM But Numbers Are Stacked Against Him

Imran Khan's Last Ditch Effort To Remain Pakistan PM But Numbers Are Stacked Against Him

Every party in Pakistan is fighting in the name of democracy and the people, but the horse-trading reflects badly on both the PTI and the opposition.


28 March 2022
Imran Khan Faces Toughest Political Challenge As Opposition Tables No-Trust Vote

Imran Khan Faces Toughest Political Challenge As Opposition Tables No-Trust Vote

Leader of the Opposition and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif first moved a resolution to allow tabling of the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, the...


10 March 2022
Election Results People's Stamp For BJP’s Pro-poor And Pro-active Governance: PM Modi

Election Results People's Stamp For BJP’s Pro-poor And Pro-active Governance: PM Modi

Elections 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Uttar Pradesh has given many prime ministers but for the first time it has re-elected a chief minister after...


03 March 2022
Is India’s Federal Democracy Susceptible To Authoritarian Impulses?

Is India’s Federal Democracy Susceptible To Authoritarian Impulses?

Amid attempts to reorganize coalition politics and establish a new front, five states are undergoing elections. All eyes are on Uttar Pradesh, the state which...


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01 March 2022
Akhilesh Yadav Targets BJP, Claims Party Cheated Farmers

Akhilesh Yadav Targets BJP, Claims Party Cheated Farmers

UP Election 2022: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said his party is voted to power, the pace of development will be accelerated, which will lead to...


27 February 2022
'World Reacts To Wars Slowly': A Civilian's Account On Russia's Attack On Ukraine

'World Reacts To Wars Slowly': A Civilian's Account On Russia's Attack On Ukraine

Several weeks of diplomacy and imposition of sanctions by the western countries even failed to stop the much speculated invasion. Russia deployed between...


26 February 2022
‘BJP Will Destroy Democracy, Constitution If It Retains Power In UP’: Akhilesh Yadav

‘BJP Will Destroy Democracy, Constitution If It Retains Power In UP’: Akhilesh Yadav

UP Election 2022: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are for saving democracy and Constitution, since BJP will destroy...


22 February 2022
Akhilesh Yadav Targets BJP, Says This Is An Election To Save Democracy

Akhilesh Yadav Targets BJP, Says This Is An Election To Save Democracy

UP Polls: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav targeted BJP, saying ‘small leaders of the BJP tell small lies, those who are big tell bigger lies and those...


22 February 2022
Oscars 2022: Gender, Caste And Class Were Irrelevant For Makers Of 'Writing With Fire'

Oscars 2022: Gender, Caste And Class Were Irrelevant For Makers Of 'Writing With Fire'

Co-director Sushmit Ghosh of ‘Writing With Fire’ says, 'the protagonists of the film are Dalit women and they are championing the true values of...


17 February 2022
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong Invokes 'Nehru's India' In Parliamentary Debate On Democracy

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong Invokes 'Nehru's India' In Parliamentary Debate On Democracy

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong said: ‘While Nehru’s India has become one where, according to media reports, almost half the MPs in the Lok Sabha have...


07 February 2022
Freedom Of Speech Not A License To Abuse Justice System With Half Baked Facts, Little Knowledge Of Judiciary: Kerala HC

Freedom Of Speech Not A License To Abuse Justice System With Half Baked Facts, Little Knowledge Of Judiciary: Kerala HC

The court further said, "The existence of a vibrant, independent and free press is no doubt essential to democracy."


31 January 2022
A Year Since Democracy Died In Myanmar

A Year Since Democracy Died In Myanmar

India has to do a tightrope walk between promoting democracy in Myanmar and its strategic and security interests in that country. It does not have the luxury...


29 January 2022
Pegasus Row: Congress Slams Modi Regime For Hijacking Democracy And Deceiving Parliament

Pegasus Row: Congress Slams Modi Regime For Hijacking Democracy And Deceiving Parliament

Congress party urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of the matter and initiate appropriate penal proceedings against the government


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