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Not long ago, democracy was almost snuffed out in Dhaka

The book traces the history of Bengal from ancient times to the birth and progress of Bangladesh

14 Apr 2024 8:49 PM

AA Edit | Himachal turmoil doesn’t augur well for democracy

Orchestrated defections challenge the essence of democracy, prompting questions about political integrity and institutional strength

29 Feb 2024 12:00 AM

AA Edit | At 74, Republic is strong; democracy needs work

Founding fathers' vision: A reflection on India's proud republic and enduring democracy journey

27 Jan 2024 12:05 AM

K.C. Singh | Maldives the latest play in India-China games

Warning signals that India’s Maldivian policy was fraying had been visible for some time

04 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

AA Edit | New Parliament to match aspirations of rising India

A new Parliament is an excellent icon, an inspiration to our democracy, worthy of welcoming and cheering

20 Sep 2023 12:00 AM


An insider critiques the Indian parliament

The subjects under discussion here can make for a useful handbook

17 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

AA Edit | High court gets tough on demolitions in Nuh

Yes, democracy is slow; democracy is expensive

09 Aug 2023 12:00 AM

AA Edit: Make laws easier to understand

No law is perfect

17 May 2023 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | As King Charles III crowned, thoughts about democracy and its alternatives

Millions all over the world will watch as the BBC covers hours of march pasts by troops

06 May 2023 12:05 AM

Anand K. Sahay | Signs of churn in India, but is nation’s mood changing?

Political perversions abound in a hot-air democracy; media silence is the butt of jokes shared on smartphones around the country

03 May 2023 12:00 AM


Mohan Guruswamy | What kind of society are we, how much of a democracy?

We were always a hybrid democracy, direct democracy at the local levels and representative democracy at the regional and national levels.

25 Apr 2023 1:03 AM

AA Edit | Let the West criticise, India needn’t be so oversensitive

We need to become more engaged with voices of dissent

04 Apr 2023 12:27 AM

Pavan Varma | Liberty key element in alchemy of democracy

History carries important lessons that we can forget only at our own peril

02 Apr 2023 12:05 AM

AA Edit | It’s up to Indians to protect our democracy, not outsiders

Leaders of democratic nations, including India, have repeatedly averred that democracy is a shared value.

01 Apr 2023 12:17 AM

AA Edit | Mr Gandhi: Indians will preserve democracy

Mr Gandhi has been voicing his concern about the brutal attack on the structures of Indian democracy

09 Mar 2023 12:59 AM


AA Edit | Free speech paramount, leaders’ discretion must

Leaders must behave based on realisation that their words could trigger unacceptable actions by their followers

05 Jan 2023 12:10 AM

AA Edit | Mum’s not the word in House

A fair bit of dissent and demonstrativeness is part of the package that defines democracy, especially a loud one like India

16 Jul 2022 1:39 AM

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Separate visions: Modi, Europe & Ukraine war

The Europeans would not go beyond polite words to speak out against China in the context of the India-China conflict and confrontation

04 May 2022 4:01 AM

AA Edit | Hate talk: Tough line welcome

The incidents of hate speeches targeting a particular community across the country are unacceptable

28 Apr 2022 12:32 AM

Aakar Patel | Of democracies, dictatorships & transparency

We should consider that India is not a dictatorship and should be using its natural strength as a democracy

29 Mar 2022 12:34 AM