Read more: The Land of the Lawless:
The “Northeast” as addressed by its western counterparts, stands as an exceptional case against the efforts made by the post-colonial masters of India to build a multi-cultural, multi-religious and a multi-lingual democratic society. India’s tumultuous relations with this region has taken numerous faces in the form of laws, regional militias, ethnic and cultural oppression and insurgencies. The government often shelves this discussion by labeling it as a purely “insurgency issue”, whereas in efforts to uncover the substantive reasons to this deep-rooted problem; Rutu presents a set of arguments that lays bare the duplicity and vested interests of the Central government behind the deliberately manufactured façade of “insurgent conflicts”.
Read more: Role of Constitutional Institutions in the persistence of Indian Democracy
Indian democracy has often baffled scholars and academicians, just by merely surviving. It was seen as a feat in itself by the west, particularly when democracy was considered a western concept. The Indian Constitution is often attributed to be one of the major factors contributing to the success of Indian democracy, forming a long and well-drawn backbone for its institutions to lean on.
Read more: Ola, Uber and their drivers in Delhi: evaluating industry sustainability and future requirements
Despite the rosy picture painted by big MNCs like Ola and Uber for the average working Indian, the shocks and stresses felt by the aggregator taxi industry due to the recent coronavirus lockdown highlighted the need for welfare intervention by the State for the weaker sections.