By Hindustan Times
India is the largest democracy in the world. It is a living, breathing, functioning democracy of 1.2 billion people. But look closer and you wonder, how democratic is the Indian democracy? Democracy in India is defined most clearly by the process of elections. However, it seems that the electoral
process is the only democratic thing about India’s democracy. Does it extend beyond elections? People vote for candidates. Leaders are elected. Democracy over. There is little accountability that elected leaders and governments have towards the people. Rather, the elected leader becomes the ‘ruler’ of the people with little inclination toward serving them.
A new democracy The people, having cast their votes,