IL&FS: India’s Lehman Brothers

IL&FS: India’s Lehman Brothers?

The problems of IL&FS are an indictment of the PPP model. In its eagerness to build infrastructure, the government has ignored flaws in the...
Independence of the Bar & Judicial Independence

Independence of the Bar & Judicial Independence

A press release by the chairperson of the Bar Council of India while raising valid points also questions Justices who have taken an oath...
Bank Merger: What a Terrible Idea, Sirji!

Bank Merger: What a Terrible Idea, Sirji!

The ill-timed merger of three troubled PSU banks—Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank and Bank of Baroda—reveals the patchwork policies of the government, resulting in massive...
Church Under Attack: Not in God’s Name

Church Under Attack: Not in God’s Name

Above: Franco Mulakkal is taken into custody by the Kerala Police after nuns in the state agitated on the streets/Photo: UNI India’s first rape-accused bishop...
Police Reforms: A Compromised Force

Police Reforms: A Compromised Force

Though 12 years have elapsed since the September 22, 2006, apex court verdict on police reforms, little headway has been made. The police force...
College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Flood Compensation: End To The Misery

Above: College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Amidst charges of misuse of flood disaster funds,...
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Section 377: Brothers in Arms

Though Section 377 has been repealed, Section 46(c) of the Army Act is still valid and makes homosexual relations in the armed forces a...
India’s Urban Rot

India’s Urban Rot

Above: Rescue operation at the flyover collapse site in south Kolkata/Photo: UNI Building collapses and fires are not the only causes of urban deaths, and...
Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Toll Plazas and Judges: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

Though no one in India may claim to be a super-citizen, functional inequality may be justified under very special circumstances   ~By Upendra Baxi   A bench...

For the record: Am I a Naxalite?

The harassment I have faced is meant to terrorise intellectuals, subdue dissent   ~By Anand Teltumbde I had just woken up somewhat late, tired after a...

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