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Category: Democracy

An(other) Attempted Assassination

The decade-and-a-half-old memories recently returned to Pakistan. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto (June 21, 1953 – December 27, 2007) was assassinated after addressing a political rally in Rawalpindi’s […]

On Rights & Reality

Antonio Francesco Gramsci (January 22, 1891 – April 27, 1937), the Italian Marxist philosopher, journalist, linguist, writer and politician who is best known for his Theory of Cultural Hegemony, once […]

Shedding Light On Lies

This may start with an old, perhaps exaggerated, story… Once, a Soviet official, involved in the Five-Year Plan, was asked to visit the Office of Joseph Stalin. Stalin had reportedly […]

An Astonishing Comeback

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (b. October 27, 1945) has returned to the Presidency of Brazil after 12 years. Jailed for corruption and banned from running for President… Lula has […]

Taking A Stand

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the specialised agency of the UN aimed at promoting World Peace and Security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture, […]

On Globalisation & World Politics

Authoritarian rulers have emerged in various parts of the world in recent times, and their emergence raises an important question: Is Democracy in danger? In fact, the definition of Democracy […]

Her ‘Belief’ In Chains

Fatemeh ‘Mary’ Mohammadi was born in a Muslim family in Iran. Later, the 24-year-old Human Rights activist converted herself to Christianity, and paid a high price for her faith and […]

A ‘Historic’ Development And…

Rishi Sunak (b. May 12, 1980) recently became the third British Prime Minister in three months. It is, of course, a historical development. Apart from that, Sunak has become the […]

The Heirs Of Il Duce

A century has passed since Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) ascended to power in 1922. The March on Rome took place on October 31 […]