Articles by Bikram Vohra
Oct 14, 2018
Gurugram shooting: Eyewitnesses' failure to intervene not public apathy, but self preservation, reveal the police-public divideIf one is suddenly caught unaware in a situation where they watch a man in uniform firing his weapon and hauling a man into a car, as the video shows, their first instinct would be to duck and run for cover, because self preservation is uppermost
Oct 10, 2018
Online outrage not enough, justice is giving men accused in #MeToo movement their day in courtSome factors niggle in this ongoing #MeToo saga. The accused are not being given a chance to put anything in context, and their reputations are being shredded with no qualms.
Oct 09, 2018
MeToo in India: Repressed childhood, wrong understanding of sexual assault and need to say noWhat all the women’s groups, feminists and intellectuals should espouse is a nationwide campaign which empowers young girls to say, no, I do not want a hug.
Oct 08, 2018
India's S-400 Triumf pact with Russia gives it a solid air defence; why go for Rafale when drones are cheaper and reliable?Today, drone technology is leaping ahead and pilotless aircraft controlled by cyber jockeys are cheaper, save lives and training costs for human pilots.
Oct 04, 2018
Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar row has nothing to do with Amitabh, Aamir; leave them out of itIn the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar case, the law must decide — not Amitabh Bachchan or Aamir Khan
Oct 02, 2018
Shivraj Singh Chouhan's cow ministry: Cowdhaar, cowncils and accowntants can create an udderly wonderful environmentMadhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced the setting up of a ministry for cows as an uplifting step from the present Gaupalan Evam Pashudhan Samvardhan Board (MPGEPSB) which caters to bovine needs and makes for a hap hap happy and udder-ly wonderful environment.
Sep 29, 2018
SC verdicts on Section 377, Sabarimala: Can changed legal positions translate to more open social attitudes?India’s social and cultural norms are changing so rapidly that there is now a fear that the public synapses will go into overload.
Sep 27, 2018
SC decriminalises adultery: End of Section 497 of IPC may put women seeking a divorce at a disadvantageThe Supreme Court's decision to scrap Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, thereby decriminalising adultery, cannot be seen as a cheer for promiscuity.
Sep 24, 2018
Imran Khan's charade of peace with India falls apart amid brutal killings, garish stamps and a childish tweetWho are these small men in big offices to who Imran Khan refers with such disdain? Narendra Modi? Arun Jaitley? Rajnath Singh? Sushma Swaraj?
Sep 22, 2018
François Hollande’s Rafale bombshell: India's response must go beyond war of words between BJP, CongressFrançois Hollande has flung gallons of fuel into the fire over the Rafale deal and actually let down Dassault, which has been forced into clumsy denial.