Clean minds

Amidst celebrations and eulogization, it is important to introspect whether the majoritarian narrative in India today stands in harmony with all that Mahatma Gandhi preached during his lifetime. A cursory look would show Gandhi’s liberal views, his progressive vision, his…

Corporate mis-governance

The season of corporate mis-governance, financial scandals and absence of top and board level accountability during the past four and a half years under the BJP-government is likely to appear too small if the new level of irresponsibility in corporate…

Financial matters

The Centre appears to have refused to learn any lessons from the previous experiences of having faced financial crisis not on one but many occasions in the post-demonetisation scenario in the last two years. Financial experts have been cautioning the…

Dignity restored

By striking down Section 498 of the Indian Penal Code that granted a right to a man to initiate criminal proceedings against his wife’s lover, the Supreme Court last Thursday declared the provision as unconstitutional because it violated the principle…

Analytical paralysis

We are being constantly told by those in power that the Government is making all out efforts to bring a healthy and the much needed transformation in the system. But we are yet to see the change. No doubt the…

What’s next?

Now that all that cleanliness drives across Nagaland, in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, are over and all that publicity and photo-ops are done with, what next? This is not to belittle the efforts and endeavours of the…

The thing about the Mahatma

The thing about the Mahatma is that he was fully cognizant of the word “honour”. A rare word used today, much less practiced but without honour, the wheels of politics, economics traditions, customs, and all social interaction, in fact of…

Criminalisation of politics

The apex Court of the country has termed criminalisation of politics as a “malignancy” to fight which, the nation was eagerly waiting for a legislation as the “society has legitimate expectations to be governed by proper constitutional governance.” The apex…

Rafale deal

The Rafale aircraft deal is in the eye of the storm and subject of heated discussions amid claims and counter-claims of both the BJP-government and the opposition parties on two major issues – that the contract to acquire 36 French…

No impact

The much touted scheme to bring out black money stashed in different places in the country though the two-year old demonetization by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has miserably failed in achieving the objective for which it was done. In fact,…