Did we not grit our teeth with anger to read of the unjust slavery of our nation’s past? Have we not realised the significance of our National Anthem? Do our voices not become solemn and do they not tremble with subtle joy while singing it? Actually, not always. Continue reading The Compulsion of Patriotism | Sudipta Purkayastha
The constitution’s drafters know that they face specific issues, such as how to design a lower legislative house, what its relation to an upper house will be, and many more. They also know that people at the time of drafting have views, sometimes strong ones, about how those issues should be resolved. And, finally, they want the constitution they are writing to be adopted. Continue reading Known Knowns and Known Unknowns in Constitutional Design | Mark Tushnet
Two conniving employees of PNB’s Mumbai branch issued fake LoU’s to the foreign branches of Axis Bank and Allahabad Bank. The fake LoU’s had substantially larger amounts compared to the terms agreed upon. Continue reading Uncovering the PNB fraud: India’s latest banking scandal | Surya Suresh
Although the ’eternal marriage of capitalism and democracy,’ where the former repeatedly undermines the latter to the extent of being absolutely incompatible, is being exposed to show clear contradictions today, Fukuyama is not being questioned at our universities – perhaps we still live in his fantasy land. The truth is however far from his fiction, a truly universal and homogeneous liberal state cannot exist with capitalism, competitive or otherwise.
Economics had, of course, previously developed a politically (or economically) correct term to condemn corrupt activity: rent-seeking. However, this is a much wider term, referring even to entirely legal pursuits by which individuals could seek to corner wealth for themselves without actually participating to create new wealth. Continue reading Corruption: Where We Don’t Like Folks Getting Along Too Well | Lalit Panda
In popular fiction, which is commonly conceived with this consideration, the moral integrity of a character typically determines his or her role and ideological relevance within the framework of a plot. The classic conflict between the abstract extremes of good and evil thus becomes intrinsic to the fabric of stories. Continue reading What It Means To Be A Hero: American Superhero Comics v. Japanese Shonen Manga | Rajsi Rajora
As I jogged along the pristine, wide open road, I allowed myself to slip into reminiscence. It was really a long time ago, before it all went to hell, when I had been here in a happier time. Continue reading For Joy and Company | Bruhad Dave