Governors must loathe appearing as agents or appointees of the Central Government if they are to maintain their impartiality and the confidence of their ministers
Who controls Parliament? Instead of building a robust system, we have bled its vitality, dignity and efficacy
Seven decades, sixteen Lok Sabha and two hundred and fifty one Rajya Sabha sessions later, we have reached a situation where executive doesn’t just have a link to legislature through Parliament, but there is a near-complete Executive take-over of the Legislature. Bit by bit, over these seven decades, every government has contributed to the undermining of the institution of Parliament.
By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution
One hopes that the powers that be will take note of the judgement, which quashed the FIRs against 29 foreign Tablighi Jamaat attendees, and mend the errors in their ways. It’s about time someone read the Riot Act to the executive branch
Mark Tully on why well run government institutions are crucial for the survival of India's democracy
Sir Mark Tully talks about the problem of governance, with unequal power distribution and interference being the main issues to address.
Narendra Modi, new ministers to be sworn-in on 30 May: PM-led Council of Ministers advises President, accountable to Lok Sabha
India will get a new Council of Ministers led by Modi on 30 May, when President Ram Nath Kovind administers them the oath of office and secrecy at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Mediocrity is a currency. We might sneer at it, but it could well be the norm and we do not want to acknowledge that, which is why we put down the lone wolf: genius makes us nervous
RBI vs Centre and CBI vs CBI: Used to weak govts for three decades, bureaucracy has to re-learn working with a strong executive
The Modi government firmly asserted its right to choose Rajan's successor and brought in Urjit Patel in a seamless transition. But the legacy of the past seemed to have infected Patel who seems to be more eager to play the role of the mentor to the finance ministry than an enabler.
The Brahminisation of justice or why our English-only Supreme Court needs a taste of linguistic democracy
The privilege that English enjoys in the Supreme Court needs to be diluted in order to make its portals accessible to those who speak languages different from the clipped and accented English of foreign-educated but exorbitantly expensive lawyers
SC allows deportation of Rohingya: Prashant Bhushan's arguments flawed as international laws hold no water in Indian courts
On grounds of non-interference with the executive policy, the dualistic form of the State as well as the fact that India is non-signatory of the Refugee Convention, the Supreme Court is right in its judgment in allowing the deportation of the Rohingya refugees
Praising the executive not an immediate indicator of judiciary's partiality; judges have right to free speech too
The masses raise questions of credibility whenever a member of the judiciary make comments about a party to a case, especially when it is the executive.
Will Indian democracy wither? Parliament witnessing supremacy of Executive in democratic Constitution's clothing
One might ask why the lack of Committees is "murdering Parliament", especially when these laws were duly passed by Parliament. After all, basic lessons in Civics classes taught us that we are a democracy because we elect representatives to Parliament who pass laws
Judicial appointments continue to vex Indian State: Constant disagreements, short tenures plague system
The problem of appointment of judges continues to vex the Indian State and its pillars of democracy.
Supreme Court judges' revolt necessary to stop executive from abusing power, reaffirms free spirit of judiciary
The castigation of the judiciary for not being of the times is unfounded, for, despite the troughs and earthquakes, the Supreme Court of India has remained the vestige of a democratic vision that nationalist leaders had imagined for India
Judiciary vs executive: Is the country's Constitution becoming a victim in this pursuit for supremacy?
What the "debate" about "judicial overreach" actually obscures is this sorry fact: that increasingly, the executive and the judiciary find themselves on the same page when it comes to trampling all over the Constitution.
The sharp differences between the government and the judiciary over the MoP are unlikely to be settled during the tenure of Chief Justice of India JS Khehar.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government will not be an "adjudicator" in cases of alleged corruption in the judiciary and asked it to evolve a robust mechanism within to deal with complaints against judges
The government needs to set up a system to respond faster to litigations before the courts, especially when it's party to over 46 percent of the cases that are currently pending in Indian courts
Evidence available so far suggests that RBI failed to alert the government that demonetisation was going to be a terribly messy affair without adequate preparation.
Who would blink first in the judicial appointments issue — the executive or the judiciary? If both remain inflexible, India is headed for a constitutional crisis
In the matter of the current demonetisation, it will be a dangerous precedent for the Supreme Court to come in with its own approach.