In a democracy of any size, but particularly very large nations, the cost and effort of holding regular elections is truly stupendous. And, sadly, with increasing influx of technology, the scope for new ways — and enterprising approaches to continuing the old ways — to compromise the electoral process is rising, not falling.
This essay describes an innovative process to contain that can of worms.
On Makar Sankranti, considered a Hindu festival, recall the traditional practice of kite making introduced by a Muslim King centuries ago, and made hugely popular as a form of protest against the colonial Empire that looted the subcontinent. And come together tomorrow to celebrate the fight for freedom against the Empire of Hate that engulfs us now
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Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, vice-chancellor of JNU where hostel boarders are being asked to pay a hiked fee, has been occupying two official accommodations for the past four years.
Hypocrisy is a Sanghi trait!
"Deport us to a country where Dalits are treated as citizens and not discriminated against."
Una flogging victim writes to President, says, "Three years on, no justice done."
Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . We need believing people.
- 4d0lf H|tl3r, aka Modi_Yoda
The Government of India notified Amendments to the Citizenship Act, itself created years ago in order to 'manage' a manufactured fear, by a racist party. No political opposition has been strong enough to throw out the Act.
However, millions of people in India are fed up and are out on the street. This live map provides a snapshot. Each dot provides links to videos from those events.
Nazi court to Nazis - Unleash more violence on citizens, otherwise we may have to hear the case.
#NewsAlert - Will hear CAA petitions only when violence stops: CJI.
https://bit.ly/2T6c2ef In which investigative journalist Poonam Agarwal takes a hard look at the immensely cruel manner in which the quasi-judicial Foreigners Tribunal functioned in Assam.
Counterparts (aka 'kangaroo courts') are sanctioned to run in every state in India: expect some harsh and expensive years ahead.
The national students wing of the ultra right wing party ruling India is called the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, translates roughly to Indian Students Union.
Their organised attacks with sticks and knives over the past few days led to this cartoon, which translates to "Come, brothers, let's beat up the students".
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