Articles by Bikram Vohra
Feb 19, 2017
Indians and booze: Talk about pouring a double peg of hypocrisyI was in Delhi last week. We went to a restaurant — a sign informed patrons that alcohol would not be served to anyone below the age of 25 — for sheer idiocy this is difficult to beat. In a nation where the booze policy is steeped in sermons and soda water and splashed with rocks of hypocrisy this age limit is truly laughable.
Feb 18, 2017
India should bring to justice NRI couple from UK accused of murdering adopted teenThe UK-based Gujarati couple Arti Loknath (53) and her husband Kanwaljitsinh Raijada (28) allegedly plotted the murder of 13-year-old Gopal for the insurance policy worth Rs. 1.2 crore ($240,000) which they had bought as a cover for his life.
Feb 15, 2017
Sasikala judgment: It's time our courts simplify legalese and make it easier to understandIn this case, with Sasikala facing several years behind bars and Tamil Nadu in political turmoil, just to offer an example (not to mention another 100,000 cases) to illustrate the point, would it not be more sensible to reinvent the English language in the judicial system and use it for maximum benefit as a vehicle for educating the public?
Feb 14, 2017
AIADMK crisis: It's time Tamil Nadu takes a decisive call on ending the political impasseMuch as Sonia Gandhi was the power behind the Manmohan Singh government it is pretty much likely, legally and de facto, that Sasikala can still be in control of the AIDMK
Feb 12, 2017
Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi should stop the irrelevant war of words, India deserves betterEnough already, India deserves better, it truly does and the ball lies deep in Narendra Modi's court. He is the bigger man in more ways than one and he has to pull this dialogue to a higher level.
Feb 10, 2017
Vijay Mallya extradition: UK unlikely to send Kingfisher Airlines' owner to IndiaWith the Theresa May visit to India being chilly at best the former colonials have never really taken India’s extradition requests seriously.
Feb 09, 2017
Mohan Bhagwat is confusing religion with nationality by saying all Indian Muslims are HindusMuslims are not Hindus, nor are Christians or Buddhists, and they can be as Indian as they are entitled to be, but why go poking a stick into this nest and causing outrage?
Feb 09, 2017
Hey, Air India! Swiping snacks from the breakfast buffet is in very poor tasteIn the 1970s, it was at least Air India's food taken by Air India's crew. The Renaissance Hotel incident is a blatantly poor show and indicts the whole airline as being cheap and shoddy
Feb 08, 2017
AIADMK crisis: Governor Vidyasagar Rao get on a plane to Chennai, do your jobWhat Rao should be doing is sitting in Chennai where there is a crisis and not just mediating a peaceful solution but using the legal precedence to dissolve the crisis and take a decision.
Feb 08, 2017
CoBRA commandos deserting duty to visit home is an embarrassment and merits strong actionIf the 59 CoBRA commandos who bunked duty to visit home, are let off with a mere slap on the wrist the message will be clear: you can get away with being a second rate undependable soldier.