A City Guide To Badarganj for Men throughout the ages have exercised power in relegating women to the private realm of domestic affairs. Is this power to exclude women best described as a form of political power? Politics pertains to speech and action that affects collective existence. In order for some to speak and be heard, others must remain silent. In order for some to lead, others must follow. In a democracy, this silence and compliance is understood to be temporary. Democratic politics, as Aristotle argued, is about ruling and being ruled in turn. In an ideal democracy, each citizen would take her turn at speaking and listening, leading and following. A City Guide To Badarganj 2016.