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The Relevance of an American Protest Song in the Struggle for Democracy in India

The song, Rich men north of Richmond, is no great shakes in terms of musical quality or lyrical appeal, but its lines capture the angst of an ordinary worker. A working man’s protest song in the US released in August swiftly rose to the top of the charts, propelled by partisan politics and the Republicans’ use of the song as a political anthem sung at their rallies and meetings.
Unravelling Democracy: Trump’s Legal Turmoil and its Impact

Unravelling Democracy: Trump’s Legal Turmoil and its Impact

These are surreal times in the US. Even as the political system is gearing up for next year’s Presidential elections, the legal drama being played out in various courtrooms is shaping the political dynamic more potently than political debates. In fact, politics has been subsumed by the legal issues surrounding key political actors, most importantly, former US President Donald Trump.
The Right to Dissent in the Socio-legal Context Reimagining Citizenship, Strengthening Democracy

The Right to Dissent in the Socio-legal Context: Reimagining Citizenship, Strengthening Democracy

'Let’s agree to disagree’ may sum up the gist of the word 'dissent' in simple terms. Dissent generally, implies disagreement, criticism, questioning, or protest against the coercive decision or unjust laws and policies imposed by a person/s in authority. Explored constructively, peaceful and nonviolent dissent may lead to dialogue, open discussions, entrenchment of democratic ideas, undoing injustices, and ending oppression. Collective disobedience often results in a constructive social transformation.

Democracy in Question: From Madhya Pradesh to France

Riots spread from a suburb of Paris to over 300 towns across France, after the police shot dead a teenager of North African descent, Nahel Marzouk, in a traffic stop that proved one too many for the alienated, unemployed, ill-educated youth of immigrant stock, subjected to routine racial profiling by the police. The police have had to arrest thousands of people, including minors before a semblance of calm returned to the land of liberty, equality and fraternity.
The Supreme Court of India appointed Committee (Expert Committee (EC)) on the Adani-Hindenburg issue submitted its Report on May 9, 2023. It disappoints because it chose not to go deeper into issues that hold back the nation from achieving its full potential. It hides behind the technicality of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) following the currently applicable rules that prevent it from investigating the real issues raised in the Hindenburg Report. Therefore it concludes that there was no regulatory failure.

Adani – Hindenburg Report : Epitome of Loopholes in Indian Democracy

The Supreme Court of India appointed Committee (Expert Committee (EC)) on the Adani-Hindenburg issue submitted its Report on May 9, 2023. It disappoints because it chose not to go deeper into issues that hold back the nation from achieving its full potential. It hides behind the technicality of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) following the currently applicable rules that prevent it from investigating the real issues raised in the Hindenburg Report. Therefore it concludes that there was no regulatory failure.