What is Democracy

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‘Democracy Is For Infidels’

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The end of history… 25 years on

It is 25 years now since the events of a revolutionary year. The Berlin Wall - a physical symbol of the Cold War -...

Nationalist Hysteria : Ukraine and Israel

The first time I saw a comparison of the war in East Ukraine with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was three weeks ago in an article...

person whose doctrine of nonviolence was based on brutal caste system

Arundhati Roy accuses Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination. Arundhati Roy, the Booker prize winning author, has accused Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination and called for institutions bearing...

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Despite his designer clothes and BMW, Isla Vista shooting suspect Elliot Rodger was not from a wealthy family. Rodger's father, a photographer and film director,...

‘The post-modern break’ and the de-legitimization of modern education

Mahesh Hapugoda The classical modern society is mainly characterized by the notion of differentiation. It established important boundaries and distinctions that could make...

How Not To Fight Modi

What we see today is the banality of moralising: Progressive elites seem to assume that once they declare Narendra Modi evil, the rest...

Rahul Gandhi ; Family as Rhetoric in politics

Senior Congress leaders begin to shield Rahul Gandhi from any blame on how the party performs. Is this a bad strategy for the Congress?...

About 90’S – Ain’t I A Woman?

“It is obvious that many women have appropriated feminism to serve their own ends, especially those white women who have been at the forefront...

People cling onto identities… it is a world opposed to the encounter

What is an encounter? It is a contingent, chance element of existence. Something happens to you that nothing among your existing world’s points of reference...

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