Ideas of Democracy

Salman Khurshid, Helena Kennedy, Brian Klaas and Sunil Khilnani  in conversation with Ornit Shani Anusha Ali, Official ZEE JLF At The British Library Blogger The distinguished panel discussed the changing role of democracy and democratic practices in a globalised world grappling with increasing political backlash, nationalistic sentiment, and the rise of neo-religious discourse in countries around… Read more »

The Dance of Democracy

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Jyoti Kiran, Manvendra Singh, Pavan K. Varma and Sachin Pilot in conversation with Kota Neelima By Medhavi Dhyani, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   A heated and provocative debate unfolded on the last day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, as four distinguished politicians and political writers discussed the questions most pertinent to democracy… Read more »

Democracy and Orangutans: A reality

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You are animals, purposeless and afraid, In a vertical jungle, of steel-glass trees. You are fish, fragile and fat In frozen, bottled mineral rivers. You are birds, brutal and bald, Floating away, in smoke-choked skies. Nobody has a plan, Big fish eat little fish, Rich men eat poor men. Nature’s order. I am nature. Ten… Read more »

Awakenings: Freedom to Dream


Ornit Shani in conversation with Puneeta Roy   Harish Alagappa, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   One of the fundamental rights granted to all Indian citizens is Universal Franchise. Every Indian citizen above the age of 18, regardless of gender, caste, or income, has the right to vote for their democratic representatives at every… Read more »