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Aug 15, 2018
The Freedom of the PressFirst published in 1972, George Orwell's proposed preface to Animal Farm makes a compelling — and timeless — argument for upholding the freedom of the press
Aug 14, 2018
Pakistan celebrates 72nd Independence Day: Country looks on with hope but continues fighting terrorism, corruptionPakistan celebrates its Independence Day today while the country waits for its new prime minister to take oath. There is a lot of hope riding on the Imran Khan government as it is Pakistan’s third successive democratic transition to an elected government.
Aug 12, 2018
As Brexit deadline draws closer, UK is struggling to tackle fallout of decision on ties with Northern IrelandIn 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom (meaning the residents of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) took part in the 'Brexit' referendum.
Aug 08, 2018
Full text: Editors Guild of India issues statement criticising govt attempts to 'interfere' with press freedom after ABP exitsThe Guild also decries the tendency on the part of the government, and political class in general, to use selective denial of journalistic access as a weapon.
Jul 18, 2018
Hamid Ansari warns India could become 'illiberal' and ethnic democracy based on principles of HindutvaSpeaking at the launch of his book on Tuesday, former vice-president Hamid Ansari said "correctives" were essential, and it was the duty of the citizens and of the civil society to raise questions.
Jul 16, 2018
Democracy In India Part 14: Marathi literature vibrant but its Muslim writers shying away from challenging religious orthodoxyMaharashtra is an intellectually alive state with a vibrant literary tradition. Therefore, I decided to examine the influence of democracy on Marathi literature and its political impact.
Jul 15, 2018
Imran Khan part of Pakistan's pattern where leaders realise military is real enemy after coming to powerIt may be strange now but PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif was once exactly in the same position as PTI chief Imran Khan is today. In the 1980s, he had been handpicked by president General Zia-ul-Haq as the next political leader
Jun 26, 2018
43 years since Emergency: BJP to observe 'black day' to mark 'darkest period of Independent India'To mark the 43rd anniversary of the Emergency imposed by erstwhile prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1975, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will observe a 'black day' on Tuesday.
Jun 06, 2018
Parliament Logjam Part 12: Understanding the 'political value' of time and how it is weaponised in our parliamentary democracyWe need to lift the veil and witness the real workings of ‘time’ as a potent political tool for contestations of power in our parliamentary democracy.
Jun 04, 2018
Parliament Logjam Part 11: Time, the unseen yet powerful factor of politics, is key to controlling legislative discourseParliament, or all political activity, hinges on two hands of the clock. Recent events have shown that power can often be wrested in a matter of minutes.