Under trials : stuck in prison, despite getting bail

A matter of great shame. Judicial processes are teriibly slow and convoluted. It benefits the criminal wonderfully.  Innocents especially the poor are always at the receiving end. Over 40 undertrials stuck in prison, despite getting bail They Can’t Walk Free As They Have None To Stand Surety For Them A Subramani | TNN Chennai: That … Continue reading Under trials : stuck in prison, despite getting bail

Religion and politics do not make as lethal a mix as Politics and violence

Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Gaffar Khan, Suu Kyi, The Dalai Lama were /are  staunch believers in their religion and examples of politics based on compassion and humane values. Then there are 'Secularists", Stalin, Mao, Jinnah, The US administration with their blend of secularism and politics. Ed extracts from TOI Secularists aren’t saints Madhu Purnima … Continue reading Religion and politics do not make as lethal a mix as Politics and violence

“You’re either with us or against us” : A police officer’s plea

This article http://www.indianexpress.com/news/You-re-either-with-us-or-against-us/368483 - an article by an IPS officer defining how the police has a "thankless job" and has to work with either conspiracy theories or flak. The title of the article - "You’re either with us or against us" - rather sadly, defines the more highlighted muslim mindset, which is mostly a result … Continue reading “You’re either with us or against us” : A police officer’s plea

Extending Article 370 beyond Kashmir; Could this be a solution?

n 2004 my friend and mentor, Prasanna Lal Das, wrote an article called "Article 370 - a case to extend it beyond Kashmir", and ofcourse as most Indians do, I was out of my wits on reading the title. To me Article 370 was clearly another case of appeasement of "kashmiri muslims". I never read … Continue reading Extending Article 370 beyond Kashmir; Could this be a solution?

Mohan Kedkar: Mumbaikars express gratitude for selfless service

Help for Bandra braveheart’s kin TIMES NEWS NETWORK Mumbai: “He was always a quiet boy. He was always the first one to rush and help people,’’ said 55-year-old Pandurang Redkar about his 20-year-old son Mohan who died while saving a couple from drowning at Bandra bandstand four months ago. He seemed oblivious of the praises … Continue reading Mohan Kedkar: Mumbaikars express gratitude for selfless service

Between a rock and a hard place

An enlightening (and frustrating) article by P. Sainath. He is an authority on state of Indian agriculture, and has travelled extensively throughout the country, documenting the disgraceful mess created by this entity called "the Indian government". One of the most popular books he has written, which will send shivers up your spine is, "Everyone loves … Continue reading Between a rock and a hard place