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The Priyanka Reddy rape and murder: A Note of Caution
INNOCENTS SHOULD NOT BE HARASSED
30.11.19 - Markandey Katju & Dhruti Kapadia

The rape and murder of veterinary doctor Dr Priyanka Reddy, and the subsequent burning of her body in Hyderabad, has rightly enraged many people in India, and has indicated the dangers which working women in India face, particularly if they have to travel at night ...
  


AYODHYA VERDICT: Why the Sikhs are angry and the reasons for their confusion
SGPC'S RESOLUTION CONDEMNING SUPREME COURT ORDER
28.11.19 - Charu Soni

THE BABRI MASJID case is not just a title dispute. It’s a dispute between the idea of the nation state and the idea of India that ordinary people carry in their hearts and minds.

Babri Masjid 1863-1887. Credit: Getty’s images
 
On one hand you have the demand for ...
  


TN Seshan — The Man Who 'Ate Politicians For Breakfast'
OBITUARY
14.11.19 - VIPIN PUBBY

IT IS RARE to find such an outpouring of grief on the passing away of a government officer who retired about 25 years. But then former chief election commissioner T N Seshan was no ordinary officer. He was an institution in himself.

He not only made ...
  


Thudding sound from the roof
MUSINGS
09.11.19 - ANIRUDH KALA

Last night, I woke up because there was this thudding sound from the roof and people babbling animatedly. Ran up to find a gaggle of men and women in strange dresses with pick axes and hammers discussing how to raze the house down.

"Why?" I asked ...
  


Uniting under the Chinar tree
03.11.19 - Justice Markandey Katju

Many years ago, in 2014, I tried to create an organisation called the Chinar Foundation for uniting all Kashmiris - Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, and for promoting the Kashmiri Sufi culture (see my article Chinar Foundation on my blog Satyam Bruyat of December 2014). My ...
  


Achha, naam kya tha us ka? Aaj Shardhanjali Samagam hai!
02.11.19 -

Achha, naam kya tha us ka? 
Chorro, ab mar gaya. Aaj Shardhanjali Samagam hai! Ab jaan kar kya karoge?

Angrezi mein vaise bhee nahi chhapta. 

ONE CAN WRITE WITH considerable flourish about a man like him, but is that really necessary? Bare facts should be able to make ...
  



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