Articles by: Manali Chakrabarti

India’s Democracy in a Nutshell

India’s Democracy in a Nutshell

The election of a Pradhan in a small village in UP The following account is almost verbatim from what was related to us in a close-group discussion[1]. Given the sensitivity of situation we will keep the protagonists and the various characters anonymous. Also, because there is nothing unique about this account; it is merely an example of what is probably[Read More…]

by 13/09/2021 0 comments India
Book Review: Plunder of the Commons

Book Review: Plunder of the Commons

 What exactly are ‘commons’? What resources should come under the umbrella idea of commons? Who owns them? Who should govern and regulate them? Who should it benefit and what has been the practise so far? All these are extremely complex questions involving a layered and extensive understanding of history, societal context, political and economic dispensation, and more. Academic scholarship has[Read More…]

by 06/08/2018 1 comment Resource Crisis
Which Interests Will Benefit From The Beef Ban?

Which Interests Will Benefit From The Beef Ban?

No one could accuse the present Government of a lack of a sense of drama. The last few months in particular have witnessed one spectacular move after another – so completely unexpected that they have caught even the Government’s diehard supporters gasping. And each manoeuvre has led to a trail of shrill debates, speculations, analyses, protests, jubilation as to the[Read More…]

by 25/06/2017 1 comment India