Author: Ranjit Singh 'Kuki' Gill

Centralised Democracy in India

Election results from several states of India are eagerly being awaited early this week and are being presented by traditional media as a glorious symbol of India’s democratic strength, despite the shallow and circumvented...

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Are we ready to change?

In India, as elsewhere, politics is considered to be the foremost expression of the will of the people. With the onset of Spring, Punjab has recently undergone an election to choose state assembly leaders to represent the will...

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Moments to Stand

There are moments in history when each of us is called upon to declare where we stand. The events of 1984 provided that moment for me. The chance arose for me and many others like me to enter in to meaningful participation in...

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A tribute to Wangari Maathai

To date, fifteen great women have won the Nobel Prize in its 110 year history for contributing to the upliftment and inspiration of humanity. One of them is Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to be rewarded with the Nobel...

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An unwanted package

When I reached the United States in 1986, I had a chance to stay at Michigan State University with some of my old class fellows. There I observed and came across the interesting subject of packaging engineering – how to...

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