INDIAN DEMOCRACY

HOPE THE EMERGENCY BE NEVER EMERGENT AGAIN

“40 years: Hope ‘The Emergency’ never gets the occasion to become emergent again. We cherish our democracy and will work out its loopholes.” HOPE THE EMERGENCY BE NEVER EMERGENT AGAIN ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey Featured image courtesy: www.india.gov.in

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IROM SHARMILA RE-ARRESTED: PATHETIC IRONIES OF THE STATE CONTINUE

It was expected. It has been happening ever since. We have seen it happening year after year – Irom Sharmila is released and is re-arrested. And yes, we know, the state has been behind it- complicit, willingly and comfortably. Her annual release is basically technical in nature otherwise the state would not let her go, unless the court rules so, ...

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A TRYST WITH POLITICS: AFTER 67 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

Yes, it cannot be compared and it is nowhere near to the history-defining moment of 1947 when Jawahal Lal Nehru delivered the epoch-making midnight ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech 67 years ago on India’s first Independence Day. It is another history-defining aspect of India, Indian politics and Indian democracy that Jawahar Lal Nehru’s run as India’s first prime minister that continued ...

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INDIA, THE POSITIVELY ORIENTED DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT

Yes, its governance is still in experimental phase with some pretty rough hands given the charge to run the social laboratory. Yes, its democracy needs much more to be called a democracy envisioned in its Constitution. But, we cannot deny, that in spite of all its weak points and all its failures, it is still a functional democracy, even after ...

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COUNTING DAY: D-DAY OF GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014 IS HERE

GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014 The D-Day of the General Elections 2014 is here. Over 550 millions voted polled across the nine phases are to be counted today. The initial Counting Day trends by 11AM-Noon will more or less give us a picture that is expected to hold its canvas when the final tally emerges. And the excitement to know which way ...

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COMMON MAN’S SYMBOLISM GETS NEW TOOLS (BEYOND MERE POLITICAL SYMBOLISM)

Continued/extended from UNCOMMONNESS OF THE COMMON MAN IN THE POLL SEASON http://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/uncommonness-of-the-common-man-in-the-poll-season/ The first two months of 2014 have been highly productive for the Indian democracy and the trends tell the drought of decades is going to end its inflicting spell. The ‘Aam Aadmi’, the common man, had never gone beyond the ‘symbolic’ special status of being the fundamental constituent ...

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UNCOMMONNESS OF THE COMMON MAN IN THE POLL SEASON

India is a constitutionally proclaimed Republic where the basic unit of everything that goes into the concept of a democratic nation is the ‘common man’. But, over the years, passing through the ages, the public of this Republic, looking for known or familiar addresses, was pushed, comfortably and consciously, to a fallacious state of mind of ‘being supreme to the ...

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KEJRIWAL, TOO, JOINS ‘JUSTICE FOR NIDO’ PROTEST: THE TALES ON ‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS

‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS* Pre-election sops: The mad rush has already begun with the poll bonanza entering its final leg – It would be interesting to watch the scramble, to lure the ‘Aam Aadmi’ in the narrow spectrum of time available before the Lok Sabha polls are announced – to woo the voters Out of the three ...

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THE GUJARAT POVERTY DISCOURSE: THE TALES ON ‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS

‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS* Pre-election sops: The mad rush has already begun with the poll bonanza entering its final leg – It would be interesting to watch the scramble, to lure the ‘Aam Aadmi’ in the narrow spectrum of time available before the Lok Sabha polls are announced – to woo the voters Such is the mad ...

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RAHUL GANDHI JOINS ‘JUSTICE FOR NIDO’ PROTEST: THE TALES ON ‘AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS

AAM AADMI’ IS ‘KHAAS’ FOR THREE MONTHS* Pre-election sops: The mad rush has already begun with the poll bonanza entering its final leg – It would be interesting to watch the scramble, to lure the ‘Aam Aadmi’ in the narrow spectrum of time available before the Lok Sabha polls are announced – to woo the voters Rahul Gandhi, in an ...

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