Category: Articles

Making Elections Efficient – A case for Simultaneous Elections

In the recent three-years action agenda released by NITI Aayog, it has called for holding synchronized two-phase Lok Sabha and assembly elections from 2024 in the national interest….

60 years hence, National Capital Region is work in progress.

This article was originally published in Swarjya on 7th August 2017.  Very commonly termed as NCR, National Capital Region is one of a kind in the world. It…

A Case for Passive Euthanasia

First published at DailyO on 20th August 2016.   Article 21 of the Constitution, considered as fundamental to all fundamental rights, provides for protection of life and personal…

Local Governance in America

As a student of local governance, I attended two city council meetings in the state of Indiana, USA. This synopsis is to share my experiences of witnessing American…

Why India Votes?

Book Review: Mukulika Banerjee, Why India Votes?, (Routlegde, 2014, pp.286, ₹595 pbk)   The book ‘Why India Votes?’ is based on an ethnographic study of the 2009 general…

If system does not provide it, we create it

A couple of nights ago, I saw the lights in my room fluctuating. I got out and saw a similar problem in other rooms. There were even some…

Hypocrite Cream of The Nation

“You are in IIT Delhi, you are the cream of the nation”, “I am standing in front of the brightest minds in the country”, “I feel honoured to…