Insights into Editorial: Dialogues for democracy, lessons from Rajasthan

  Introduction: Ancient India had democratic republic even before 6th century BCE and India has seen democratic rule through ages. Vaishali (in present day Bihar) is considered one of the first republics around 6th century BCE. Republics at that time were called ‘Mahajanpadas’ and Sabhas and Samitis (assemblies) existed. Panchayat systems were also used in …

The Election Commission and Its Challenges

Saurabh Goyal A Democracy thrives on the integrity, competency and neutrality of its public institutions. Election commission (EC) is arguably single most important institution in a democracy. It is so critical for a democracy that quality of this institution is a baseline to evaluate the overall veracity of representative institutions.EC is constitutionally entrusted to work …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 75!!!

QUESTIONS: DAY – 75 [Topics:  the development industry; Parliament –functioning;  challenges of corruption(Paper-V)] What are the preconditions for the growth of Civil Society? Is Indian democracy conducive to it? (250 Words) Identify the major obstacles in the smooth functioning of Parliamentary democracy in India.(250 Words) Suggest concrete measures for the eradication of wide spread corruption in public …