Sidin Vadukut and Pavan Srinath discussed the Indian Constitution and the idea of a Republic in the 6th GCPP Prime Time show.
Sidin Vadukut is the author of The Sceptical Patriot and Dork, Editor of Mint On Sunday, and a columnist. Sidin has also produced a podcast series called A New Republic. Pavan Srinath is fellow and faculty member at the Takshashila Institution.
The discussion revolved around three questions:
1. What were some of the tensions that the constituent assembly was trying to address, and how well did they do so? What were the historic antecedents to the choices they made?
2. Why is the constitution not a more central aspect of public life in India? Has the Indian constitution’s social revolution aspect weakened its adoption in the country?
3. Do we need a new constitution for India today?
The full discussion is available online on Soundcloud.
The #GCPPprimetime is a weekly online discussion on public affairs and policy hosted by the Takshashila Institution. The GCPP or the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is Takshashila’s flagship educational programme, equipping working professionals with the basics of public policy.