Bilkis Bano case

The Supreme Court direction to Gujarat government to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakh besides a job to a gang-rape survivor of 2002 communal pogrom in the state Bilkis Bano is a welcome decision. By delivering such a decision and…

Representative government

The Madras High Court verdict saying that the Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi should not interfere in the day-to-day working of the Union Territory is a welcome directive so far as the powers of the elected government are concerned. It appears…

Dangerous signs

Even after 70 years of independence, democratic institutions, courts and law enforcing agencies appear to have miserably failed in de-criminalising politics in the country. It is unfortunate that the largest number of politicians facing criminal cases including framing of charges…

War mongering

The brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, which Narendra Modi led BJP has deliberately and consciously put at the centre-stage of its election campaign in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, highlights not the achievements of the Modi government but its failure…

Dilapidated roads

Roads are the most vital component of infrastructure and important measure of growth and development of a society. Better roads represent the real health of a nation and the pace of its development. In modern times with rapid modernization of…

Right move

The recent announcement of the Indian Army to induct women as soldiers in Military Police is a small step, though long overdue, on the road to provide gender equality. This is also being seen as a big leap in providing…

Cheer leaders

It is sad to note that our institutions may really not be as strong or foolproof as we would like to believe. The reputation of the executive as a whole has been in tatters for as long as we care…

Unjust system

The best democracy is one where the people are in a position to make proper use of their rights with due consideration of the discharge of their duties. It is one where the government is fair enough to take proper…

Crisis of credibility

The Indian judiciary which is already facing a crisis of credibility of late has been further burdened by the manner in which the apex court has handled the allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi.…

Dangerous outbursts

In an election season in which the political discourse has shamefully reached an unprecedented low is the worrying and irresponsible use of war mongering and communally divisive rhetoric for petty interests without bothering about the larger impact of such words…