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The Crisis of Democracy in India
The current state of democracy in India is in abysmal condition. As India’s status slips from ‘free country’ to ‘partly free’ according to Freedom House report, the questions about the rise of majoritarianism have become imminently important to examine. The world is witnessing India in the state of an elected autocracy where religious fundamentalism and fascist and authoritarian style of governance are at their peak. With freedom of speech and expression under attack, the surge in populism has contributed to the dismantling of democracy and secular, liberal tenets of India as a nation. This insidious attack on the world’s largest democracy isn’t merely a worry for India, but also for the world, as India has always represented a prominent case for democracy.

May 23, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Milan Pandya
Educator and Researcher
Milan Pandya is a Teacher, Trainer, and Educator in the field of Critical Thinking & Argumentation, English Language Teaching & Communication Skills. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Advancement at Critical Thinking Solutions, Ontario, Canada. With more than 10 years of teaching experience, he has trained more than 30,000 people in Critical Thinking & Argumentation around the world. He has been invited to teach at numerous universities and institutions across India. His academic, reading, and research areas include Communication Skills, Literature, Philosophy, Critical Thinking & Argumentation, Logical Persuasion, Ethics, and Soft Skills. Mr. Pandya has BA & MA in English Literature, M.Phil. in English Language Teaching (ELT) & his Ph.D. focuses on Online Teaching, Communicative Competence & Critical Thinking.