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An affront to Gandhi’s Ram

IT was a day to celebrate and cheer for the ruling party. It was a day to reflect and worry for India’s future. It was a day for the BJP…

Winners and losers

WHO will the winners and losers be in the 2024 polls? Some jokingly say that even though the polls themselves are not certain, the winner is. But if a (favourable)…

JIT is no answer

THE federal government has formed a joint investigation team comprising officers of various investigation and intelligence agencies to “ascertain the facts behind a malicious social media campaign against Supreme Court judges”. Three…

Thriving on confusion

A few weeks ago, I felt intrigued by a development in national affairs that made big headlines. I asked a friend who I believed had access to inside information as…

Transparency matters

On December 29, barely a week after calling for proposals for reforming judicial appointments and shortlisting eight significant areas on which proposals were sought from additional persons, the Judicial Commission…

The year through the haze

This year that has almost gone by has brought with it many events which are seen as insignificant in the eyes of websites and organizations that document these events. In…

No money and not smart

The rapid changes taking place around the world are not superficial. These are changes that are altering how the world works. We heard the ‘we need to get our house…

How to access justice

Justice is the soul of a government. The term ‘access to justice’, as understood and used, means approaching judicial institutions for expeditious and inexpensive redress of a wrong committed to…

A call for change and development

Reform, not begging, is the answer to all our economic and political problems. The question though is: which reform? The answers to this were discussed at a recent conference held…