True meaning of democracy

Two pieces of writing that struck me today:

Baroda Blues and Amartya Sen’s essay on democracy.

Somewhere in between our daily dose of news-channels and talk shows and elections, we have forgotten what democracy really is. Too often we equate democracy with “rule of the majority”. Far from it. Democracy is the model of society where every voice is heard and every person has the right to speak, irrespective of his/her social standing.

Can we please keep this in mind when we next attack an artist/writer !

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