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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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From Reactionary to Governance Agenda: Lessons from History (Audio)

This is the audio form of the post, From Reactionary to Governance Agenda: Lessons from History. The voice artist is Sohandeep Hattar.

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From Reactionary to Governance Agenda: Lessons from History

It was 134 BC. Rome was ravaged from within by the venal and corrupt upper class.  The legionaries who fought for Rome had their land taken away by the large farmers. The senators presided and profited from this. The poor and the homeless could neither farm nor enrol into the legion, for only land owning free men could bear arms. Tiberius Gracchus a young soldier, who made a name for himself as a daring and upright soldier decided that it was time to clean up Rome. Read more »

Indrajit Gupta’s View

Listen, question and get closer to the truth (Click to tweet).

Almost two decades after opting for a career in business journalism, I’m currently taking a short break from the hurly-burly of the newsroom. Over the next few months, some of my closest friends and I plan to launch our own new media venture.

This is, therefore, a period of immense soul searching. There are many critical issues confronting the media business. For instance, how will the role of mass media change in our society over the course of the next decade? Will media platforms be able to sustain the onslaught of social media? Will traditional journalists continue to command interest and trust of readers at a time when every “expert” has the all requisite tools of self-publishing at his disposal to create his own community?

My friend Ram’s decision to co-create a new set of conversations through his blog The Other View is a case in point. I’d like to believe that experiments like these to connect a community of intellectually curious people interested in meaningful debates could well gather momentum. After all, it offers an alternative to the shrill, provocative discourse that seems to dominate debates on prime time television and increasingly, even online (Click to tweet). Read more »

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About the Author

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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