Articles by: Javed Iqbal Wani

Farmers agitation: Democratic politics has trumped populism

Farmers agitation: Democratic politics has trumped populism

In the past one year, farmers of the country have demonstrated the force of popular determination against an arrogant and defiant government. The farmers’ movement has proved that the revolutionary spirit of the ‘peasant’ had not diminished with the arrival of new networks of capital. It has established that ‘peasant consciousness’ in the country remains intellectually sharp, socially sensitive and[Read More…]

by 11/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
A new age of surveillance and control in India

A new age of surveillance and control in India

With the recent Pegasus scandal, the relationship between state surveillance and democratic practices are in sharp contention. It seems that control has become the sacrament of state in India based on a conception of sovereignty that operates by strictly regulating and punishing those considered as the foes of the regime. In India the key challenge it seems remains the decolonisation[Read More…]

by 01/08/2021 1 comment India
The BJP government is incapable of governance

The BJP government is incapable of governance

For the past six years, we have been told that India has got a strong government with a strong leader. The measurements of the Prime Minister’s chest became the centre of a political strategy that emphasised, what some saw as, his political strength and to resolve issues with an iron-fist approach. The onslaught of the pandemic and its consistent mismanagement[Read More…]

by 03/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India