Spontaneous Order

Exploring the Power of Ideas...

#ThrowbackThursday: C Rajagopalachari — The Keystone of the Constitution (1971)

Today is Constitution Day– the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly 66 years back on this day in 1949; which later came into force on January 26, 1950. We thought it befitting to post an article by C Rajagopalachari on… Continue Reading →

Why are We Afraid of Aamir Khan?

Aamir Khan recently expressed his concerns over growing intolerance in India, and how his wife had suggested that they move out of the country for their security. In the couple days since, my newsfeed has erupted with a flurry of updates… Continue Reading →

We’re Halfway There

Cato Institute recently published the Human Freedom Index; which measures the extent of freedom in different countries and ranks them. 152 countries form a part of the index; and we rank in at 75—nearly halfway through. The index measures the… Continue Reading →

Battle for Bihar: A Lesson in Political Behavior

If you followed the Bihar election, you’ll realise it was like Game of Thrones minus nudity—full of drama, action, tragedy, abuses and emotions. Sources says that Bihar Election broke all the records on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes with over 100% ratings…. Continue Reading →

We Need Strict Rule Of Law, Not A Diet Plan

My morning started with a number of events, topping the list being comments on the beef ban from Baba Ramdev, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Minority Affairs Minister MA Naqvi. Before I put forth my points and before… Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday: C Rajagopalachari — For Freedom, Farm and Family (1959)

The following speech was delivered by C Rajagopalachari after the Congress passed the ‘Nagpur Resolution’ in 1959. The speech was published in a monograph published by the Forum of Free Enterprise. Posted below are excerpts from the speech, and the entire… Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday: M R Masani — In a Free Economy, the Consumer is King (1965)

The following text is an excerpt from a speech delivered by M R Masani in 1965. M R Masani was one of the most prominent Indian liberals–he was a part of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the constitution; and was closely… Continue Reading →

What Ails Our Higher Education?

I recently completed my graduation from a state funded engineering college. In the past couple months since I’ve started working; I’ve come to get some sense of how inadequate my training in college really was. (a sentiment, I am sure,… Continue Reading →

Religion—A Private Affair or Political Spectacle?

The general idea is that when you become a journalist, you start making informed opinions or statements, but at a recently concluded workshop for the fraternity I realized that it isn’t always true. A more daunting phenomenon makes its presence… Continue Reading →

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