Tag - constitution

ಅಭಿವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ vs ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ. Freedom or Expression?

Deepika Kinhal and Alok Prasanna Kumar talk to host Pavan Srinath about how Indians like Disha Ravi are being arrested for speaking out. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ಜನರನ್ನು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ್ರೋಹದ ಆರೋಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಧಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನ್ಯಾಯಯುತ...

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ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯ ಮತ್ತು ಸುಧಾರಣೆ. Tradition and Reform.

AP Ashwin Kumar raises important questions about tradition, reform, and how to think about them better, on Episode 77 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಶಬರಿಮಲೆ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ. ಮಡೆ ಸ್ನಾನ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೇ ಜಾರಿ ಮಾಡಲಾದ ಮೂಢ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳ ವಿರುದ್ಧ...

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The Ideas of Our Constitution

Contrary to popular belief, the Indian constitution was not a copy-paste job without a vision. It emerged from decades of intellectual ferment. Madhav Khosla joins Amit Varma in episode 164 of The Seen and the Unseen to describe the history of the key ideas that drove our founders and shaped our constitution.

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संविधान का मुखड़ा

नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनियम के कई विरोध प्रदर्शनों में संविधान की उद्देशिका का लाखों-करोड़ों लोग उच्चार कर रहे है | इससे प्रेरणा लेते हुए हमने सोचा कि इस उद्देशिका को सरल भाषा में लिखा जाना चाहिए | इसी प्रयास पर हमारा यह छोटा सा स्पेशल एपिसोड |

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ಗ್ರಾಮಗಳು ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವದ ಯಶಸ್ಸು. Gram Sabhas & Democracy.

This is episode 23 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] ನಗರ, ರಾಜ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ದೇಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಚರ್ಚೆಗಳು ಕೇಳಸಿಗುತ್ತವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳ  ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರಗಾಲ ಬಂದಾಗ ಮಾತ್ರ ನಮ್ಮ ಗಮನ ಹರಿಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿನ ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳ ಆಡಳಿತ ಹೇಗೆ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿವೆ? ಪ್ರಜಾಪ್ರಭುತ್ವ ನಮ್ಮ ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟರಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ...

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The Nationalism of an Idea

The whole point of Indian pluralism is you can be many things and one thing: you can be a good Muslim, a good Keralite and a good Indian all at once. The Indian idea is the opposite of what Freudians call “the narcissism of minor differences”; in India, we celebrate the commonality of major differences.

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We Reap What We Sow

We need to change the way we run our politics and government; we need to accelerate economic growth; and we need to enable all sections to enjoy our liberty and prosperity. Changes in technology happen swiftly, and often conquer all barriers and change lives instantly. But changes in laws and institutions are more uneven and halting.

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Democracy vs The Republic

Indians have embraced democracy to such an extent that they have left its excesses unchecked. Ambedkar warned that "the purpose of a Constitution is not merely to create the organs of the state but to limit their authority."

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If We Can Keep It

On 26th January 1950, the Enlightenment—a historical process of intellectual development that evolved in Western Europe and the United States over centuries—was injected into the veins of Indian society in the form of a written statute. We are still dealing with the shock of that moment.

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