Politics sans service

The curious case of Uttarakhand (a small hill state in north India) shows that getting elected to political office confers powers but no responsibilities. The otherwise placid, hilly paradise was rocked by frenzied politicking in end March, as Congress dissidents lit a fire under their own government, even as forest fires lit to clear shed […]

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Democracy’s Flabby Middle

No, this is not about Modi’s expanding girth. It’s about how archaic are our systems for “group think” on public affairs. It is not just about having to elect an MP, an MLA or a Councilor to represent us. “Group think” systems are institutionalized at various levels.  In business and industry we have the “federations […]

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