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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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The Collective Moral (Audio)

This is the audio form of the post, The Collective Moral. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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The Collective Moral

Inserted by a bunch of Victorian puritans in the mid-18th century, an otherwise innocuous provision of India’s Penal Code has come to be at the heart of an important legal and moral debate 150 years later. The challenge to Section 377, which proscribes sexual acts “against the laws of nature” was brought forward by LGBT groups seeking to ventilate their grievance against how the State machinery was utilizing the law as a tool of extortion. The  brief victory before the Delhi High Court apart, the Supreme Court has all but put paid to the hopes of the aggrieved groups with only a last-gasp curative petition still pending resolution in July. Read more »

Governance Deficit (Audio)

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Governance Deficit: The Citizens’ Licence for Crime and Social Disorder

One more rape and national outrage: The wounds of many similar aggressions on the powerless are again bleeding amongst the common citizens.

Do these horrific incidents happen only in India? Certainly not! In most other places, which boast of democracy and civilised social order, the response of the state and its key organs reassure the citizens that these indeed are aberrations. Even when they happen the state moves in decisively, restores order, demonstrates deterrence and builds social confidence. They do not just appear on TV and shed tears or give a social/family sermon: Let us bring up our children better! But what do we do with our old men; especially the unholy ones? Read more »

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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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