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Indian Democracy

Ominous Dance of Indian Democracy

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 04.26.2014 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

What gives this rising tide of intolerance in India an ominous ring is the failure of the executive, police and judicial establishments to bring the vandals to justice. The fear of earning their wrath indeed permeates all levels of governance. In the process, what is central to the very idea of India -- a celebration of its bewildering diversity -- runs the risk of rapid emasculation.

Anna Hazare: Savior or Destroyer of Democracy?

Rio Helmi | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Rio Helmi

It is impossible to ignore the deep psychological need of most Indians, indeed most Asians, to follow a charismatic leader -- institutional or not -- imbued with real or imaginary spiritual qualities.

Manmohan Singh Picked To Serve As India's Prime Minister Again

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Newly elected Congress lawmakers formally chose Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as their leader for a second term Tuesday, clearing th...

Indian Election's Monthlong Voting Ends

AP | TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — India's monthlong election ended Wednesday, with tens of millions of Indians casting ballots in a vote widely expected to usher in a...

Indian Elections More About The Small, Regional Parties: CFR Interview

CFR | Bernard Gwertzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Interviewee: Evan A. Feigenbaum, Senior Fellow for East, Central, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Cons...