CHURUMURI POLL: Are we a dying democracy?

Look at the Nepalese pro-democracy protestors. Look at the French students who rioted to save their pensions. Look at the Filipinos who take to the streets almost every year to protect their country.

And then look at our own students' response to the move to hike reservations. One protest, one water spray, one meeting with the honourable minister, and all protests are off.

Questions: have we become a hopelessly docile people, happy to let somebody else fight for our causes? Has growing prosperity deadened our senses? Have we lost the fire in the our bellies to stand up and protest? Worse, if Emergency is reintroduced some day, will we—will you—even come out and join a procession?