articles by Kartikeya Tanna

Politics

Guts and Glory: Of Narendra Modi, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and their leadership

Since his days as Gujarat Chief Minister, Modi repeatedly said that, with the same laws, same rules, same officers, same people, same files, he has shown things can happen

Politics

Rahul Gandhi on Mahatma and Mohan Bhagwat: A fundamental problem with his thinking

Rahul Gandhi could benefit from a change in his thinking by focusing on facts and he only needs to remember that his terminator in Amethi happens to be a woman

India

CJI on parliamentary proceedings: Misdiagnosis, blame shifting miss real issues

What the CJI fails to note is that the Opposition, the current one in particular, has violated the dignity of Parliament on several occasions

India

Tyranny of the unelected: It is time judges recognised the limits of their powers

Democracy provides several ways and means to check the executive’s exercise of power. The judges needn’t join unless there is an actual legal or constitutional dispute on offer

India

'Love jihad' laws: Announcements by BJP state govts raise political storm; myths, half-truths add fuel to fire

As opposed to an extreme position that such a law cannot be enacted at all, it is time political opposition participated constructively in ensuring that the legal processes to ensure public order in regard to conversions are efficient and robust.

F Pedia

Farm-sector bills empower farmers by opening more choices, bypassing influential middlemen

No farmer has been rendered any worse-off pursuant to these farm bills. They can not only continue availing benefits under the old system, but can also simultaneously engage in direct trade

Politics

SC on permanent commission for women army officers: Why Congress' criticism of government doesn’t ring true

In a landmark judgment pronounced by the Supreme Court of India on Monday, a two-judge bench upheld a Delhi High Court judgment of 2010 that directed the Central government to notify permanent commissions in the Indian Army for women

India

West's ill-informed criticism of CAA ignores similarities to US' Lautenberg Amendment, overlooks India's refugee policy

Ever since the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by both Houses of the Indian Parliament, several misunderstandings have floated around not only throughout India, but globally as well.

India

Citizenship Amendment Act is misunderstood; it gives persecuted minorities Indian citizenship, doesn't seek to expel Muslims

The Citizenship Amendment Act is India's effort at giving minorities who managed to flee persecution the dignity of Indian citizenship

Politics

Electoral bonds controversy: Recent criticism of campaign funding rings hollow considering the alternative is cash

Campaign financing has long been a hotly-debated topic in democracies around the world. Political parties need to spread their message to voters, rallies need to be held, travelling and other expenses are incurred.

India

Ayodhya verdict: Misrepresentations, half-truths and lies being propagated on ruling a result of serious misreading of judgment

Since the announcement of the judgment, there have been many misrepresentations, half-truths and lies intended at undermining the judgment and, obliquely, the Republic of India

Politics

Narendra Modi’s 2019 Lok Sabha campaign: The art of management, grit and a lesson from the Bhagvad Gita

When to introduce which electoral measure, when to shore up the rhetoric, when to attack the Gandhi dynasty even if inviting the chagrin of some for attacking the dead, when to announce some candidates for certain seats; the planning of Amit Shah, the BJP president, and Modi was nothing short of immaculate.

Politics

Tulsiram Prajapati encounter: Deposition implicating Amit Shah has zero legal value, Rahul Gandhi needn't get excited

While Amit Shah had the BJP machinery supporting him during this arduous process, he did lose his liberties for a long period of time – readers may remember he was exiled from Gujarat – before he was ultimately absolved of all charges against him.

India

SC verdict on Loya death: Conduct of advocates seeking to sensationalise case makes this a day of shame for the Bar

The conduct of the senior advocates in seeking to somehow sensationalise the death of Justice BH Loya leaves much to be desired. It is a day of shame for the Bar.