This is part of our series on what Indians think of the state of Indian democracy. Read the introductory note to the series here:

Football: Profligate India dent World Cup hopes after disjointed display against Afghanistan

With just three attempts on goal in must-win game against Afghanistan on Thursday, India produced a performance that left a lot to be desired.

: JNU clashes reveal the government’s skewed priorities on higher education

Education is a fundamental right, not a privilege for those who can afford it.

revisited: No, we cannot just decide that it’s done and dusted and move on

We live in unimaginably difficult times. We must therefore confront difficult questions, and give voice to our misgivings especially where it concerns questions of constitutionalism and justice.

Some protesting JNU students say that they will quit studies if hostel fee hikes are implemented

The draft hostel manual proposes to raise the hostel mess security deposit to Rs 12,000 from Rs 5,500.

: The Supreme Court’s places majoritarian might over the law

Far from punishing the 1992 destruction of the Babri Majid, the court has actually endorsed the aim of the act.

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