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Arun Jaitley's outburst is justified: The Supreme Court is playing God

May 13, 2016

Arun Jaitley's outburst is justified: The Supreme Court is playing God

Friday's newspapers tell us that the Supreme Court has ordered a special investigation team to probe charges of wife-swapping among navy officers. Pardon me, but isn’t this the job of the police? #BCCI #air india #Reserve Bank of India #InMyOpinion #Arun Jaitley #Bombay High Court #Supreme Court of India #Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation #CNG #MNREGA #Constitution of India #dance bars #Lodha Committee Report #2016 IPL
After Uttarakhand, will Rahul recall 'murder of democracy' by his own party?

May 12, 2016

After Uttarakhand, will Rahul recall 'murder of democracy' by his own party?

The recent failed attempt in Uttarakhand to use Article 356 for partisan gains was a clear case to highlight the ‘murder of democracy’. But then, Rahul should have remembered that Modi was not the only culprit in this abuse of the provision of Article 356 in the Constitution #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #CriticalPoint #Indira Gandhi #Democracy #Jawaharlal Nehru #Constitution of India #Uttarakhand Assembly #Article 356
Uttarakhand crisis: Timely reminder to Centre against playing with democracy

May 11, 2016

Uttarakhand crisis: Timely reminder to Centre against playing with democracy

The Uttarakhand Assembly is taking a floor test of Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s government as you read this. It is an unprecedented vote in that it is being directly supervised by the Supreme Court of India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Constitution of India #Harish Rawat #Uttarakhand Assembly #President's rule #Article 356 #floor test #SR Bommai
'His economic vision was unique': PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to BR Ambedkar

Apr 14, 2016

'His economic vision was unique': PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to BR Ambedkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid his tributes to BR Ambedkar, the chief architect of India's Constitution, on his 125th birth anniversary, saying “his economic vision was unique” #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #BR Ambedkar #Constitution of India #Ambedkar jayanti #Shareworthy
Women in Shani Shingnapur temple: A brief history of entry laws and how times are changing

Apr 12, 2016

Women in Shani Shingnapur temple: A brief history of entry laws and how times are changing

After four months of efforts put in by women led by activist Trupti Desai, the trust of the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra has finally permitted women to enter the temple and pray in the sanctum sanctorum putting an end to a 400-year-old custom. #India #ConnectTheDots #Constitution of India #inequality #shani temple #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Women in Temples
Uttarakhand crisis: President's Rule continues to be a political tool to prove supremacy

Mar 30, 2016

Uttarakhand crisis: President's Rule continues to be a political tool to prove supremacy

Violating a host of norms enunciated in the Bommai case — just a day before the trust vote in the Uttarakhand legislative Assembly was to be taken and Chief Minister Harish Rawat was to prove majority support for his government — the Centre dismissed the Congress government and imposed President's Rule citing a breakdown of governance on 27 March. #ConnectTheDots #Constitution of India #Harish Rawat #Indira Jaising #President's rule #Article 356 #Uttarakhand Crisis #SR Bommai
Jai Jawan, Jai Samvidhan? Flip-flops and convenience now come handy to JNU activists

Mar 19, 2016

Jai Jawan, Jai Samvidhan? Flip-flops and convenience now come handy to JNU activists

Students of JNU once again gathered at the administrative block to celebrate the release of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya from judicial custody on Friday evening. Chants of "lal salaam" were once again shouted at the highest pitch possible, and they reverberated in the campus #ConnectTheDots #Constitution of India #India Today Conclave #Kanhaiya Kumar #JNU row #Sedition Debate #Umar Khalid #Anirban Bhattacharya #Left politics
'No intentions to join mainstream politics': Kanhaiya talks about legal system, activism and JNU

Mar 05, 2016

'No intentions to join mainstream politics': Kanhaiya talks about legal system, activism and JNU

autioning against any interference in the legal system, JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar today said he had full faith in the country's judiciary and hoped it is not influenced by the RSS. "Those who were burning flags earlier are now standing with the same flags asking people to show their nationalism certificates. I have faith in judiciary and Constituion but what they should do should not be decided in Nagpur at RSS headquarters," Kanhaiya #Politics #NewsTracker #parliament #Constitution of India #Kanhaiya Kumar #JNU row #Sedition Debate
Collapse of governance: Directly elect a PM as CEO and allow him to use domain experts as executives

Feb 24, 2016

Collapse of governance: Directly elect a PM as CEO and allow him to use domain experts as executives

Our current democratic processes and governance structures have failed to keep up with the rapid reforms required to implement lessons repeatedly learnt by successive Election Commissions. #Prime Minister #Rajya Sabha #Lok Sabha #CEO #Constitution of India #citizens #Stockdale Syndrome #Presidential form of government