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Enough of representative government, I want a participatory government

I remember a time, when I was taught political science, I was told that a participatory form of government is not realistic because no one would be able to come together and create decisions together at the same time. But that was ages ago, long before I first heard the term computer or Internet. That was a time when communication was primarily through “inland letters”, a time when phone calls were made to communicate urgent matters and that too limited to the affluent. The times have changed. This is the age of exit polls, of emails, social networks and SMSs. At a time when news channels can get the pulse of the nation by conducting polls and mobile service providers can get feedback on their service through SMS surveys, I don’t understand why I cant participate in the day to day working of the government through the same way. I …

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Post Independent India

More than half a century back, long before most of us were born, Mahatma Gandhi introduced a few innovative tactics to bring the British to their knees. We, the present generation all over the world applaud it even to this date because being the savages that we are, we are mesmerized by the lack of violence. Unfortunately, to this date, many people are unaware, and those who are aware choose to ignore, the reason why he was so successful. Non-violence was just a strategy, one that Gandhi believed in, but still just a strategy to frustrate the British. The real weapons that broke the British back were non-cooperation and civil disobedience. Instead of non-violent non-cooperation and non-violent civil disobedience, he could have chosen violent non-cooperation and violent civil disobedience. The result would have been the same, but the defeat would have been crushing and humiliating to the British. Instead of …

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US Presidential candidates position

There was a long discussion about Obama’s threat to nuke Pakistan territories at the Mutiny Continuing on that thread I had suggested that someone should educate people on the stance taken by the politicians on various issues and how it would affect India.It seems someone had already done the research, and I got this chart from here Click on the picture to see it better. It does not give any information how it would affect India, but still it is a place to start.How do you think these candidates would affect politics in India? Are they going to prevent further war, or continue with the current war? Eight of the Republicans are all for the Iraq and six of them think troops should be increased. Considering that Americans want US to withdraw from the war, we might be looking at a Democrat victory.It raises further questions. One president has started …

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