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Silencing Khurram Parvez

The detention of award-winning Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez by India’s National Investigating Agency (NIA) has triggered worldwide criticism. For a long time now, India has gradually but steadily…

In search of impartiality

The primary ambitions of independent investigations into atrocities should be to establish the truth of what happened, give a voice to victims, create the conditions for perpetrators to be held…

SC: Jurisdiction & justice – II

4. Makhdoom Ali Khan referred to the case of Dr Sher Afgan Khan Niazi v. Imran Khan (Reference No. 1 of 2007) wherein Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, one of the…

Seeds of penance

THE Decennial Khushwant Singh LitFest 2021 celebrated its first 10 years reincarnating a virtual persona of India’s most famous writer. Normally, it would have been held in Khushwant’s summer eyrie…

The ‘leaks’

In The Panama Papers, the leaked data covered nearly 40 years, from the late 1970s throughout the end of 2015. It exposed a never-before-seen view inside the offshore world—providing a…

The growing CAD

The debate over current account slippages is once again gaining traction in the mainstream media. Most commentators do not seem to appreciate that in principle, running a current account deficit…

Autos: looming supply shock as ‘chips fall’

The pandemic is causing acute supply shortages across the globe in a wide number of industries. One of the dearer products is semiconductors (or electronic chips). Chips are like brains…

New dual nationality politicians

According to press reports, the government is introducing the 26th Constitutional Amendment Bill in Parliament that seeks to change Article 63(1)(c). The Amendment states that a person shall be disqualified…

Costly secrets

IN governance, truth, like air in the stratosphere, comes rarefied. No voter expects politicians to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. What a voter does…