About Demos

The word "democracy" is derived from the word "demos". Demos means “People”.  Some great thinkers, Socialists, Marxists, Anarchists have given the common populace the highest accord. They believe in the “reign of the people”. I don’t know if that is really going to happen but what I am certain about is that things cannot change till we the people don’t.. things will not change till our minds don’t change. The institutions around us cannot change unless we, who created or sustained them, don't change. 

Change, especially in our country, is required in every sector of the economy, in each institution and at every section of the society. We all recognise this fact.. and we fantasise our past…the 60s.. the 70s.. but that’s not sufficient. My idea is to start cribbing, be critical of every issue, be opinionated. We cannot afford to be just a mute audience. We need to start thinking… speak up… and act.

I am a research student, pursuing my M.Phil in sociology from Delhi School of Economics. I am also a freelance writer on issues of gender, peace & conflict and indo-pak relations. I am also trying to contribute for a more 'just' environment through Mission BhartiyamSave Sharmila Solidarity Campaign and Aaghaz-e-Dosti

To contact me, email at devikamittal31@gmail.com or connect on twitter @devikasmittal 

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