The Constitution of India is so vast, comprehensive and complex that there are few who fully understand quite how it works. While the nitty-gritty will elude most people who haven’t studied law, there are some basic aspects of the Constitution that are essential for understanding and surviving in a democracy.
Especially the Indian democracy, in 2017.
And so public policy professional Meghnad S has started a web series along with Newslaundry by the name of Consti-tuition. An abundance of humour (with lots of sarcasm), gifs, and visuals marks the ten-part series, which Meghnad has co-written with Vikram Bhattacharya and Shibesh Mehrotra.
The first episode goes into “the jobs of your elected representatives at various levels and who you can scream at for not doing the right job”. In the second episode (below), he explains the process through which bills become laws, and why it is imperative to pay attention to each law.