THE FALL OF THE LEFT

By: Manpreet Kaur (Symbiosis Law School, Noida) The longest serving party in the State of West Bengal lost its 34 year old reign in 2011 as its competence blunted and it ignored the strong movements by peasants. Moreover, the sexist-vulgar speeches by the party leaders and the unapologetic behavior of the party led to the…

THE BRIDGE TO THE VALLEY

By: Sanjana Sikumar (National Law University, Jodhpur) The era of Nehruvian diplomacy is long past. Modi, unlike all his predecessors has shown a penchant for dividing people squarely into those in favour and those not pleased. Living up to his reputation, the Controversy’s Child barely waited to seat himself comfortably in his new throne, before…

MANGO PEOPLE IN A BANANA REPUBLIC

By: Falakyar Askari, (President, Law for Aid and Welfare) Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos.   – M K Gandhi Are we already in such a state of affairs? The victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is generally hailed…