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The Quality of Justice

An independent fearless judiciary is the leitmotif that protects constitutional values. Without it, the Constitution will be a dead letter, a body without a soul.

Choreography of a Break-up

The BJP-PDP alliance was untenable at birth. Their ideological predilections were as far apart as the North Pole from the South Pole.

His Choice, his Misstep

Pranab Mukherjee is a consummate politician. Yet, sometimes politicians falling in that class also trip up. For a person who understands the historical

What a Governor must do

Had the governor played by the rules, the nation would have been saved an unsavoury spectacle. There was no doubt that the post-poll Congress-JD(S)

Modi gets real on China

The informal summit at Wuhan between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping must be seen in the context of changing global equations.

A Dangerous Incursion

The opposition of the government to the elevation of Justice K.M. Joseph is on specious grounds The government’s opposition to the elevation of the Chief

Failing the law

There are two essential elements of a constitutional republic. First, the law and not men are supreme. Second, the sovereignty of each individual expressed through

A Scam, The deeper Rot

The daily revelations of the PNB (LOU) scam have shaken the people’s confidence in the banking system. Essentially, business canaries have manipulated

A Mirage Called Equality

The clarion call for freedom triumphed on August 15, 1947. What followed in its wake, along the road to transfer of power, were heart-wrenching stories of

A Cauldron of Discontent

Politics is a hard taskmaster. Politicians may manipulate public sentiment and reap electoral victories but time has a way of making them accountable.

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