Politics & current affairs

The Rise Of Racism And Bigotry

November 6th, 2016|Categories: NDTV, Newspaper|Tags: |

As the United States goes to the polls on November 8, the world waits with baited breath. Polls are increasingly tightening, with Hillary Clinton leading by 11 points a week ago and cratering to 3 points currently. Donald Trump is the closest he's been to the presidency till date. We've always believed that voting in

The Age of Big Government

January 29th, 2016|Categories: Newspaper, The Indian Express|Tags: |

In less than a week, the process for electing the next US president will start. Bernie Sanders, seemingly unelectable, has drawn near-even with Hillary Clinton in polls in Iowa, upending the Democratic nomination process. He remains an authentic social democrat — a liberal in the true sense, who fights for universal healthcare, environmental protection and

A New Left Rises in the West

September 8th, 2015|Categories: Newspaper, The Hindu|Tags: |

We live in an age of anti-politics. Elected leaders echo notes of despair, lamenting their powerlessness to pass legislation or combat anti-incumbency, while inequality rises. Against this absence of imagination, leaders have arisen offering principled politics combined with soaring rhetoric. This energising phenomenon has upturned established politics with its progressive message. Lycurgus, reforming Sparta to

Creative Ferment

January 6th, 2014|Categories: Newspaper, The Indian Express|Tags: |

But deepening accountability in a durable manner will require structural reform. Massive demonstrations occurred in a landmark square, with citizens expressing deep discontent with their government's performance. A centre-left party, once representative, had, in their eyes, been sucked into the corrupt system, with multiple scandals, and was the reason for rising inflation, low growth and