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Offering a response to the annual budgetary exercise has become as rhetorical as the government making new promises to people in every annual budget. The critique of such an exercise argues that this....

The assessment of the life and relevance of media has become a constant requirement, particularly in a time where the media is facing a crisis. The description as “Godi,” or media mired in....

The right to freedom becomes freedom when such a right is exercised with a diligence of purpose and sincerity of persuasion. Participation in politics is also a freedom that comes with a moral demand....

The phenomenon of the politicisation of caste continues to be relevant in the electoral framework of Indian democracy. However, in recent times, the thrust of such politicisation has undergone a....

The raid on the houses of the opposition leaders just before the forthcoming elections conveys the most obvious—it has a political connotation. The “opportune timing” of the raids is seen by many as....

The unabeted articulation of anti-minority hate speech that has been frequently produced by hatemongers with thick right-wing leanings occurs basically in two main contexts. First, relevant in an....

The current political scenario seems to have given rise to two expressions—the unambiguous and the ambiguous. Arguably, unambiguous political expressions seem to be associated with leaders who are....

The year-long farmers’ protests have been recently called off, arguably on the terms that were set by the farmers. It is true that the farmers did achieve their demands almost on moral rather than....

The question of what is right and what is wrong has become far more relevant in the contemporary context of Indian politics than ever before. Unfortunately, such a moral question has been sought to be....

Do we have the right to ridicule? This question has become relevant in the present political context where members from different organisations are indulging in the game of ridiculing and counter....

In electoral politics, the role of trust can be defined in the claims by political parties where they promise to provide the voters better options and alternatives than the party in power. The....

In more recent years, the Indian democracy has been pushed into the political sphere where it faces a stiff challenge to its decent character. Arguably, democracy tends to acquire such character....

The constitutional provisions for fundamental rights and basic freedom that can be exercised within the democratic sphere, by logic, rule out political practice that is based on a moral element such....

Social and racial violence, both latent and manifest, against various minorities has been on the rise in many countries of the world. However, in the South Asian context, communal violence has lent....

Atrocities against Dalits have increasingly become so intensely barbaric in nature that while imagining their ­occurrence goes beyond human sensibilities, describing them becomes even more difficult....