Is democratic India doomed to be an anarchy?

Our Man in San Francisco, A Madhavan, picks up from the events that marred Dr Raj Kumar's death and funeral last week to ask the ever-green question: "Are human societies doomed to fluctuate between state imposed law and order of the Singapore model and the near anarchy of democracy as practiced in India?"

(Click on the A. Madhavan page on the top-right of the screen for the full text. Due to an error in transmission, a substantial chunk of the text was inadvertently left out yesterday)