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Democracy is an expensive affair: A case for simultaneous elections

Democracy is an expensive affair: A case for simultaneous elections

Elections come as a festival in India. The election commission is calling the upcoming general elections as “Desh ka maha tyohaar”. The most vital characteristic of a functioning democracy is to have free and fair elections. However, is democracy all about elections and electioneering? India has 29 States and 2 Union Territories that have a […]

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Farmer loan waivers: a race towards bottom

Farmer loan waivers: a race towards bottom

Democracy may be the best form of governance but it has severe fallouts. When the major chunk of the population is illiterate and the majority of the remaining is pseudo-literate, marking a distinction between policy and populism becomes difficult. Rhetoric replaces reality and slowly the era of post-truth politics emerges. Politicians believe that it is […]