Tag: liberalism

  • Kashmir concerns us

    The idea of India presents the best hope for the well-being and development of all its people. India has seen of secessionism before. More than old dogmatic mantras, the crisis in Kashmir calls for implementing genuine liberal policies.

  • Towards a cultural liberalism

    Our constitution writers were clear that democracy is meaningless without freedom of speech, and that people should live in a social environment that permits maximum personal and cultural freedom. Our politicians though, play petty politics with this right. Our governments, independent of their ideology, have indulged in communal and regional politics to satisfy vocal groups.

  • Tagore in China

    In less than seven weeks, Tagore had lectured in the country’s main cities. He had talked with students and scholars, actors and artists, generals and politicians, poets, religious leaders, and an ex-emperor. But he was subjected to vitriolic attacks by the Communists.

  • A wishlist for 2008

    So as 2008 begins, I present to you my wishlist for the new year. This is all fantasy—none of these wishes may actually come true this year. But they give us something to aim for, and hopefully we’ll get there one day—and truly be a free country. It’s a long list, and I’m sure any reader of Pragati could easily double it. There is so much to do, and so little will. And yet, it is important to keep shouting from the rooftops what India needs to fix, and Pragati will continue to do just that. Are you with us?