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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Libertarianism on Indian Television

It is very heart-warming to see that finally some topics which almost seemed to be in the blind-spot of the Indian media are getting some exposure, and some opinions which were earlier restricted to just seminars and workshops, are now being discussed in front of a wider audience.

I write this post as I watch 'The Big Fight' on NDTV 24X7 where a refreshingly different topic is up for debate - "Does India need to reduce the role of government?"

The answer to that question from me is of course a loud and resounding YES!!

Another interesting development is that for the first time, debuting in an "experts for media pantheon" cluttered with ideologues for the left as well as the right, and a smattering of centrists, is a libertarian! Our own Sauvik Chakraverti who guest-blogs at Anarcaplib.