democracy

Cashing in on women’s health

Women’s health has been sidelined for centuries. But now that women are finally being heard, some unscrupulous companies are cashing in on the movement.

The battle for India is being fought in the states as the general election turns local.

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Parliament’s hollowing out can only be checked, and reversed, by a successful electoral challenge to the Modi personality cult.

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The business elite funds political parties and elections in return for economic favours or for securing favourable policies for their industry

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Cinematic fiction has become the convenient way of ‘correcting’ historical frictions, especially where facts are inconvenient

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The Indian government is weaponising ‘national interest’ measures to close down reporting it deems critical of the Modi government.

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Vladimir Putin’s reputation was built on fighting terrorism, yet a month after the deadly Crocus City Hall attack, his policies make Russia more exposed to it.

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Criticism of EVMs is legitimate, but it shouldn’t overwhelm the devices’ potential to strengthen democracy

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Elections in India are a paradoxical see-saw between trust and legitimacy crisis.

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As Vladimir Putin wins another term in the Kremlin, his use of sham elections to legitimise his control poisons democracy’s value globally.

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Vladimir Putin will remain as President of Russia. Opposition candidates never had a chance, so what hope is there of turning back the tide on authoritarians.

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There was no doubt Vladimir Putin would win Russia’s election, but the amount of people showing up gave this sham vote its veneer of legitimacy.

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