UNION TERRITORY

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Kejriwal Deserves Thanks For Shattering Our Illusions About A Democratic Delhi

The High Court has confirmed that Delhi is not a state with a sovereign legislature, but a Union Territory. Here, popular mandate becomes subservient to the sweet will of an officer -- the Lieutenant Governor -- appointed by the President on advice of Ministry of Home Affairs. With this one judgment, Delhiites can see how little their democratic rights matter… it’s not so very different from life under the British colonial masters from whom the concept of a Union Territory has been borrowed.
Open Magazine

Mahe: Un Pur Esprit

This article is from Open Magazine. By M Mukundan Mahe is an idyllic town off the Malabar Coast, trapped between the surging romance of yore and the sombre realities of the present. This tiny town, w...