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by AG Noorani

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    Consultation is key

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on July 18, 2021

    A MEASURE undertaken by the government of India illustrates how unimaginative governments can be; especially in not reckoning with public reaction. On July 8, the...

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    Democratic rule

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 11:06pm on July 10, 2021

    IT IS very unfortunate that at their very first test members of the People’s Alliance of the Gupkar Declaration in Kashmir split on the issue...

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    Kashmir alive

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2021

    Apart from Article 370, New Delhi’s real concern is with fresh determinations of assembly constituencies so that Jammu acquires a majority in the assembly, writes...

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    Meeting at the top

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 04:33am on June 20, 2021

    SUMMITS, as meetings between heads of state and government are called, are as old as mankind itself. The recent summits which president Joe Biden undertook...

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    Fraying federal features

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 13, 2021

    Debate in India reckons with the union’s amassment of power but not with the refreshingly new insights into the concept of ‘cooperative federalism’, writes AG...

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    Conducting inquiries

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 06, 2021

    INQUIRIES lie at the very heart of the democratic process. They ensure accountability of the state to the legislature and to the people who elected...

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    India’s internal democracy

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2021

    In a parliamentary democracy, it is particularly important to have strong, well-knit parties with roots in the masses because parliamentary government is based very much...

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    The ECI headache

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2021

    THE much-awaited results of the crucial elections to the legislative assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry were out on May 2....

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    Demons and detente

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2021

    AFTER a long spell of confrontation, ‘enriched’ by rhetoric which demonised the ‘other’ side, the world seemed to go for a spell of conciliation. Iran...

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    Poll language

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on April 18, 2021

    TWO events happened on April 12. The Election Commission of India took the drastic step of imposing a 24-hour ban on campaigning in the general...

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