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Who Should Decide for a Nation?

Guardians decide for their wards, they’re trusted. For a nation, we choose a representative; one who we believe will make the right decision. If there exists none, we have a poll. But what if we aren’t given either of the two options? How will we know that the decision was made in our interests and… Continue reading Who Should Decide for a Nation?

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State and the Fourth Estate: Perfect Bedfellows

Media plays a crucial role in politics as it influences public opinion and helps define and take up the issues. It can keep the powerful in check and bring transparency in actions. But what if the media engages in a contractual liason and compromises with its capability and responsibility of holding the state accountable? Media-… Continue reading State and the Fourth Estate: Perfect Bedfellows

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Slogans, Badges, Rallies are old school; Bollywood is political parties’ new favourite

Being a democratic country, India is all set to conduct it’s 17th Lok Sabha elections this year. At the time of elections political parties put blood, sweat and tears during campaigning. They make promises to the general public and God knows how many of them get fulfilled! However, the world of politics these days is… Continue reading Slogans, Badges, Rallies are old school; Bollywood is political parties’ new favourite

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Arguing the case of Jamia’s student union

We no longer stand in a position that will allow us to draw a comparison between us and any other developing South Asian nation-state to argue that we’re a notch above them because they’re slowly moving towards becoming authoritarian regimes or single-party states. In India too, nepotism, apartheid and autocracy exist. Media news inclines itself… Continue reading Arguing the case of Jamia’s student union