Samar Halarnkar: The lights begin to wink out in India’s democracy

Too many Indians are happy to dismiss news of the gathering darkness, shrug at falsehood and bigotry, and be narcoticised into believing all is well.    On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government sent tax raiders, escorted by police with automatic weapons, to the offices of a feisty news channel, Bharat Samachar, and India’s largest-circulated newspaper, Dainik Bhaskar – which has relentlessly revealed thousands of Covid-19 deaths that the government tried to hide – a few other things happened that characterised the speed with which the government is crippling the processes of Indian democracy and pushing it towards the darkness.

One of Modi’s ministers, Anurag Thakur – whose main claim to fame was urging Bharatiya Janata Party cadre to shoot traitors – said the government’s agencies did their job independently, a claim as believable as his boss’s assertion that Lord Ganesha was evidence of India’s ancient prowess at plastic surgery…..

Pratap Bhanu Mehta: What the Pegasus scandal means for Indian democracy / Shoaib Daniyal: Spyware attack threatens pillars of India’s electoral democracy

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A Call for National Mourning and a Proposal for a National Government. By Anil Nauriya

Society of the Spectacle / 'इमेज' - 'Image': A Poem on Deaths in the Age of Covid

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever" - George Orwell’s Final Warning

Socrates: If the whole is ailing the part cannot be well / Ajit Prakash Shah: Darkness at noon, felled by the judiciary

STANISLAV MARKELOV - Patriotism as a diagnosis

मध्यमार्ग का अवसान : दिलीप सिमियन

Society of the Spectacle / 'इमेज' - 'Image': A Poem on Deaths in the Age of Covid

Naxalites should lay down their arms and challenge the ruling class to abide by the Constitution

Bharat Bhushan: It suits the RSS to allow BJP to encourage defections from other parties

Swati Chaturvedi: It Was BJP Who Made It Mamata vs Modi. Too Far

Modi says Congress committed 'sin' of partition // The Non-politics of the RSS

The Supreme Court, Gandhi and the RSS

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The Broken Middle - on the 30th anniversary of 1984

Alexandre Koyré The Political Function of the Modern Lie

The emperor's masks: 'apolitical' RSS calls the shots in Modi sarkar

एक बात हमेशा ज़हन में सवाल खड़े करती है A question that stays with me... / Ravish Kumar's Speech at Berkeley (2019)

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