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Democracy of USA

The historic and hopeful January 20, 2021

Let January 20 serve as a stark reminder for the world at large that the democracy may have been halted temporarily but it has returned with greater hope and not fear.

USA is now a constitutional relic & not a republic

All the founders of the US Constitution and even our own framers from the Constituent Assembly must be squirming in their graves, on what is playing out in the US.

लोकतंत्र, अमेरिका और सत्ता परिवर्तन

प्रशासकों को जवाबदेह होना होगा जिनकी असफलता देश की शर्मिंदगी का सबब बन जाती है, जिनके लिए हवाई यात्रा और तमाम सुविधाए मुफ्त हैं और जो अपने आप को बिना ताज का महाराज समझ आम जनता को हिकारत की नजर से देख भ्रष्टाचार में भी हाथ आजमा लेता है।

Doomsday and damaged democracy

The largest democracy, India, witnessed doomsday on June 25, 1975, when the democracy was crushed by India’s PM Indira Gandhi by declaring emergency, & 45 years later, the doomsday emerged for the oldest, but now badly bruised and damaged, democracy- the USA.

Some curbs are need of the hour to save democracy

Often it so happened that Governments which wanted to make democracy relevant and thriving found themselves handicapped by the very edicts of the democracy and democracy too in turn many a times suffered at the hands of governments who were too meek to do the needful to make the Democracy relevant.

Biden, a worry for India?

Digest the fact that people of India have voted for Modi with 303 seats. Accept the verdict and even if you don’t, we have no problem because we are a functioning democracy.

Indian electoral democracy is any day better than the USA

No matter what, whoever wins the POTUS prize, purportedly the most powerful office in the universe, be it Donald J Trump or Joe Biden, American democracy is unlikely to have won.

Liberals expose their extreme intolerance

The Liberals have been shown up for what they are. ‘The hypocritical bunch’, as historian Niall Ferguson called them once. It is strange that they cannot stand the heat in their kitchens.

Federalism: A case sui generis

Our constitution is a meticulously and magnificiently drafted vision document, which furthers the pluralist ideals with social solidarity, ensures pace of economic development with protection of downtrodden.

Democracy is dead. Long live democracy

The national or international briefing on 22nd April, 2020, of the Coronavirus White House Task Force with President Donald J Trump, in attendance, has reinforced the belief that Democracy is here to stay. It is not going anywhere. Covid-19 or not.

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