Right to Privacy: Fundamental Right,Why Not? Law

State is a monster sentinel that serves only a vigilant master. When the master gets complacent, the monster takes over, and a tyrant is born and tyranny let loose. That’s the short and scary operating manual for democracy. The indubitable truth of the treacherous nature of all political systems no matter how well structured and how firmly founded is missed or doubted only by the...

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Taareekh Pe taareekh – Judicial Delays : A Lot More Needed, A Lot Sooner Law

For long before and ever since Sunny Deol thundered away the iconic ‘taareekh pe taareekh’ in Damini (1993), judicial delay has been a bone permanently stuck in the throat of Indian legal system apart from being a ready stick for anybody and everybody to beat it with by parading judicial delays as evidence of how completely ineffective and inefficient law enforcement in India is. The...

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Gujarat 2002: Defending the Indefensible? Law / Politics

Tavleen Singh’s widely shared opinion piece in the Indian Express titled Fifth column: Political pundits. Really? carried the byline that prominently quoted from the article declaring that: “In Gujarat in 2002, both Hindus and Muslims died, but we called it a pogrom and the demonisation of Narendra Modi began.” She started by pointing out that the ‘political pundits’ — whatever that means, but she counts herself among them — have...

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Aadhaar Act: Fraud on the Constitution? Law

The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery Of Financial And Other Subsidies, Benefits And Services) Act, 2016, or the ‘Aadhaar Act’ for short, started out as a government scheme after the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was established on January 28, 2009 by a notification issued by the Planning Commission, and Nandan Nilekani, the co-founder of Infosys, was appointed the head of the project on June 23,...

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THE NATIONAL ANTHEM ORDER: Bad in Law, Bad in Fact Law

First off, in stressing the need for the promotion of ‘constitutional patriotism’, the Supreme Court seems to have presupposed the existence of other kinds of patriotisms and to have also underscored the preferability of ‘constitutional patriotism’ to the other kinds, even if the apex court did not go as far as to deride or denounce the way ‘nationalism’ and ‘patriotism’ is being used as a...

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Jallikattu Protests: Right to Animal Cruelty Now? Law

In India, our hearts never stop bleeding for the cows, but their husbands — the bulls — are an altogether different matter. Compared to their human counterparts, the bulls might not have quite as many husbandly complaints of spousal maltreatment, but in the times of Jallikattu they can almost definitely plead gender discrimination. When the issue of animal abuse and needlessly endangering human life quickly...

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Dennis Andrew Nilsen: For the Company of the Dead Crime File

He was suddenly conscious of the fact that it was morning and soon his now asleep bedmate would leave. He reached out to his body and the touch of his warm body aroused him. He did not want him to leave. He looked around and spotted the fellow’s tie among the clothes they had shed the last night. Recalling the incident four years later he...

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AWAARGI: Love Unfair Movies

Love is complicated. That’s the easy part. But it may not be quite as easy to understand that it is not necessarily just. And that it is sometimes blatantly unjust. And also that on certain occasions it is perfectly capable of tearing one apart with disarming innocence. One can only squirm and fume, and get frustrated when that happens because there is nothing that one...

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A waste management program could raise employment. No forward thinking plan was put in place. We only got theatrics for the money. 2 months ago

With the money collected, the government could put together a viable waste management program by private-public participation. #SwachhBharat 2 months ago

That was like paying the maid to clean the house, and then cleaning it yourself because the maid said so. #SwachhBharatAbhiyan 2 months ago

They imposed a Swachch Bharat cess. Took our money for cleanliness. And asked us to keep Bharat clean. And it made sense to so many of us. 2 months ago

Why is Modi above criticism and why is this tendency to silence all criticism of the incumbent Prime Minister? 2 months ago

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Except for plurality, nothing quite 'represents Indian culture'. 2 months ago

Taj Mahal is as much Indian as any temple or any other monument. goo.gl/uz7abu 2 months ago

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Petrol prices may come down from Rs 70 to Rs 38 under GST. Will government do it? m.indiatoday.in/story/petrol-p… 2 months ago

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Arnab Goswami made fun of Karan Johar along with Rahul Gandhi. Did Johar disclose that he did not vote for the BJP? :-p 2 months ago

If this was a political assassination, the perpetrators and their protectors must pay both legal and political price for it. 2 months ago

A true journalist is nobody's friend. He or she is the speaker of the truth and revealer of the facts. Such people have enemies all around. 2 months ago

What really happened, and who did what are important questions to be answered before we point fingers even if we know where the rot is. 2 months ago

What's this debate really about? A journalist has been slain for the journalism she practiced. Let's get to the bottom of it, and then talk. 2 months ago

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There you go. The world takes note. twitter.com/nytimesworld/s… 3 months ago

Could self-reinforcing self-righteousness be one of the reasons? 3 months ago

Why does Mr. Modi only follows the supporters of the Hindu Nationalism project? Why aren't his critics on the list? 3 months ago

If Mr. Modi follows Mr. Bachchan, Mr. Tendulkar, Ms. Arundhati Roy, Mr. Amartya Sen and the likes, it is understandable. Why Dadhich? 3 months ago

Why does the Indian Prime Minister follow absolute nobodys on Twitter? To stay in touch with the masses? Masses without the critics, is it? 3 months ago

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The godman turns out a common criminal. goo.gl/k5cZE3 3 months ago

20 years is not so bad for Baba ji. This would be the true 'sanyaas' for the unholy Baba. 😝 3 months ago

Baba Rapist: This was not a fit case for a little over the minimum sentence. 3 months ago

The trial courts do not go easy on the accused in such cases usually, and leave it to the superior courts to reduce sentences. 3 months ago

Baba Rapist: A sentence enhancement by the superior courts wouldn't surprise me. 3 months ago

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It is unlikely that Baba Ram Rahim is getting under 10 years in prison. 3 months ago

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So much for Make in India. goo.gl/N835dJ 5 months ago

@attorneybharti I wonder to how many does that thought of yours even makes sense. 5 months ago

How the hell is that sedition? 😳 goo.gl/VaDHNz 5 months ago

Knock knock. "Who is it?" "Indian PM." "Go away!" Headline: India successfully knocks at France's doors, Spain welcomes. 6 months ago

What's 'successful' about it? What, per contra, would an 'unsuccessful visit' mean? When they don't open the door? :-| 6 months ago

What do they mean by "PM's successful visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France"? That he managed to go, deliver a speech and come back? 6 months ago

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PM catching up with PC over Baywatch. Maybe the film is of national importance. Saanskari, Aayurvedic, Yogic or pro-cow? 6 months ago

Am I the only one confused about the Indian Prime Minister meeting an Indian actress in Berlin? 6 months ago

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I don't normally judge people for their crappy taste, but if you like 'Dhinchak Pooja', I am prepared to make an exception. :-| 6 months ago

Better to die free than live in chains. Liberty for security is no trade. 6 months ago

And now a bio-degradable car. At least someone is thinking about the environment and climate change. goo.gl/Ntr2r0 6 months ago

They need to bring in their 'leadership' in everything, like they were not a government, but a 'bhajan mandali' goi… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 months ago

@SushmaSwaraj You can't help referring to your divine 'leadership', can you? It's India, led by Harish Salve, defen… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 months ago

American President might quickly become a national security threat to the US. What irony. twitter.com/nytimes/status… 6 months ago

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And this is not 'ripping apart'; this is just 'being an asshole'. twitter.com/hemrajsingh/st… 6 months ago

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