Political Activity and Government Efficiency

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For most democratic countries in the world, it is a norm to keep bureaucracy and military, apart from a host of other bodies like Election Commission, Parliamentary or Experts panels, etc apolitical. This, despite them generally urging its citizens to […]

The curious ‘political’ behaviour of the ‘silent majority’

In the realm of politics of change of ruling dispensations in a modern democracy like India, a number of times during the last 40 years or so (starting with the 1977 post-emergency parliament elections, then in 1980, 1989, 1999, 2004 and 2014 parliament elections and several state assembly elections in between), one is familiar with […]

The collapse of hope – Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh

After covering yesterday the hope that Mamta Banerjee had raised in the people of Bengal and the way that she has gone about arrogantly crushing that hope made me realize that there are others who came in with a lot of hope, and who have steadily been crushing the hope that people have in them. […]