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It is time to fix India's criminal justice system

A deep-dive into the sanctioned strength, vacancies, disposal rates and pendency reveals an eerily similar bottle-necking across all courts.

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92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

What is deeply troubling is the fact that there has been a consistent slide in rankings over the past few years.

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Where the two PILs targeting political parties have reached

This write-up will focus on 2 such cases that could have far-reaching implications on the quality of politics as well as politicians.

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Will Justice JS Verma join the junkyard of forgotten committees?

A look at various committes that have probed issues ranging from police reforms to political reforms.

Politics

Electoral reforms and India: Two PILs that you should keep your eye on

These two PILs could have far-reaching implications on the quality of politics as well as politicians in India.

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Notes from hell: Ah, such deceit and chicanery...

Will we really do something now that the Braveheart is dead, or will the nobler feelings prove transient before we move on to something else?

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The dark, other side of Delhi rape: Lawbreakers as elected lawmakers

Revealing about how jurisprudence is sometimes the closet that hides political skeletons.

Politics

Usual Suspects headed for Gujarat Assembly!

In a recently released report by Gujarat Election Watch, which has analyzed the affidavits of 482 out of the 846 candidates who are contesting first phase of Gujarat Elections, the facts that jump out are irrefutably monstrous.

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Rahul Gandhi: PM-in-waiting despite all this?

Given his sketchy record in Indian politics, should Rahul Gandhi be heralded as the next head of the Congress and PM in waiting?

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Rahul Gandhi and Kargil: Where are the critical media?

Did the media let off Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi too easy over his comments linking FDI in the retail sector to the Kargil conflict?

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Achtung Baby: Thugs headed for Himachal Assembly!

In stark contrast to the cacophonous white-noise on meaningless lip-serviced stuff like good governance, cleaning up the polity and putting up cleaner candidates, almost ALL political parties have reflexively regressed to the tried and tested practice of putting some garbage into the electoral funnel once again.

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Rich Jamai Raja, poor Sasu-Ma and the 'untouchables'

India has been reduced to a Scamrashtra. Laughably fatuous protestations to the contrary, by formulaic polemicists notwithstanding.

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Electoral Reforms: Why 26 September could be an important day

On 26 September the CIC has asked all office bearers of political parties to present themselves to explain why they haven't given information on their sources of funding.

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Electoral reforms: How secret is your ballot?

Has the lack of electoral reforms prevented India from choosing political leaders of its choice?

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Does a disrupted Parliament mean electoral reforms are in the offing?

The Indian political establishment has strenuously opposed all attempts to clean it up but is there hope?

Politics

Grab-o-cracy and the 15 other forms of Democracy in India

While India is a democratic nation, there are various forms of it that can be seen throughout the country. Here's what some of them are like.

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Should the Judiciary introspect over Mamata's kolaveri?

Mamata Banerjee needs to be castigated for her statement but why shouldn't the judiciary be questioned? Their record has certainly not been blemish-free.

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Leaked: Manmohan Singh's Independence day speech!

Leaked: Manmohan Singh's speech that he will make at the Red Fort tomorrow.

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How Parliament's monsoon session will flop thanks to coal-gate

Here's why coal gate and CAG will ensure that nothing productive is going to happen in the monsoon session of Parliament.

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Why do our criminal politicians need guns?

Why do our politicians need guns given that they already have police protection? What makes it worse is the fact that most of our gunslinger MPs have criminal cases against them.