Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case
The idea that Parliament was a creature of the Constitution and draws its powers from it, is now well-established
Credentialitis stands for a vague and excessive regard for someone’s credentials, particularly their educational credentials.
Pottering around the Willingdon in retirement, is apparently not for this former chairman of the House of Tatas. This is a man in a hurry, working at a pace that says retirement is for wimps.
In this two-part series, Firstpost looks at a landmark episode in Indian constitutional history, the Kesavananda Bharati case and its subsequent review, the 40th anniversary of which occurred recently. This part covers the controversial review that never was, and the legacy.
In this two part series, Firstpost looks at a landmark episode in Indian constitutional history, the Kesavananda Bharati case in Supreme Court and its subsequent review, the 40th anniversary of which occurred recently. In the first part, we examine the build up to the case and its political backdrop, together with the key protagonists. The second part which releases tomorrow, covers the controversial review that never was, and its legacy.
At best, Hillary Clinton's run for the Democratic presidential nomination and the White House is losing some of its aura of inevitability.
Pity the ferengs don’t drop in at Paris and ask them to replicate the Truefitt cut and shave at one thirtieth of the cost.
Omar Sharif, who passed away last week, immortalised his acting career with his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Dr Zhivago - the latter more than the former
India's new GDP series has been less than successful in silencing its critics. The numbers are simply not believable given the objective realities underlying the overall numbers
The Indian psyche of keeping one's home clean but dumping the garbage outside has been the bane of civic life. Maybe, the Gita's exhortation to do one's duty and not bothering about someone else's duty could help here
Nokia's decision to come to India was as unusual, but it's exit is for very simple reasons.
Nokia's entry into large-scale manufacture of cell phone in Sriperumbudur was driven by labour cost arbitrage and very slim margins. A falling rupee and better logistics in Vietnam forced the decision
The ABCD Indian - the American Born Confused Desi is morphing into the American Born Confident Desi. Modi's visit to US is a coming out party for them.
The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have little in common beyond a vague anti-Americanism and a desire to challenge the World Bank-IMF quota system. Is that enough?
The big MNC and Indian FMCG companies are conning consumers by making the fineprint of pricing on their products difficult to decipher. You thus pay more for less, but you don't know it.
What is needed is the reverse of the NOC system. In fact that is the practice everywhere in the world besides South Asia. The citizen, or entity, has to decide on a course of action within the framework of law and regulation, and the government bureaucracy given a defined length of time to raise its objection, if any.
More Indians lost lives in World War I than in any other. Most of those who fought, like Gurbux Singh, went to war for economic reasons and life-long Pensions. Most of them were just cannon fodder in a war that had nothing to do with them
Gupta made it to the top in this world, a remarkable feat for someone off the boat, who had started his career in a different era.