Reflections

The lesser of two evils

There's a game young teens in America play, where one person presents a scenario, suggests two unfavorable plans of action, and the other person has to decide which one they would "rather" go for, given the dilemma.As election campaigning picks up speed here in India, I'm reminded of that game.A picture on the front of… Continue reading The lesser of two evils

Reflections

Voting: all prices are fixed, final sale

A few posts back I wrote that the complacency of voters who don't care enough to vote are one cause of corruption in the country that calls itself the largest democracy in the world. If I thought that was bad, reading about how voters accept ridiculously expensive gifts and straight-up cash from candidates who escort… Continue reading Voting: all prices are fixed, final sale

Reflections

Voter Complacency Breeds Corruption

Last election season, Devaki (name changed), a cook, was unable to visit her polling site in the morning due to her work. As she approached her polling location in the afternoon, she was furious to find out that a vote had already been cast on her behalf, and such was the case for everyone living… Continue reading Voter Complacency Breeds Corruption