Archive for August, 2014

MOHAN GURUSWAMY on Natwar Singh’s brush with a molestation case

Aug 10, 2014 No Comments

There is the well repeated incident about what happened when Natwar Singh was Deputy High Commissioner in London in 1975. He tried to get fresh with an English maid ( in India we would call it molesting with the intention of outraging the modesty) and it led to his being punctured by a kitchen knife. [...]

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And not a murmer from the media, says FARAZ AHMAD

Aug 04, 2014 No Comments

On Wednesday noon, just minutes before it struck 12, while many of us were rushing to the Rajya Sabha Press gallery, we saw a certain commotion downstairs, near the Vjay Chowk Gate of Parliament House. A white SUV had just crossed the boom barrier and suddenly the on-guard gypsy with cops aiming their guns aboard [...]

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INDIRA JAISING on Judge Dynasties, Arun Jaitley’s fan brigade, & how courts refuse to implement sexual harassment laws

Aug 04, 2014 No Comments

 This is not the first case of sexual harassment of a woman judge by a High Court judge, I have dealt with at least two before, both from Rajasthan. In all the three cases, the route to sexual harassment has been through the administrative judge, the inspection route, and the inevitable consequence of refusing unlawful [...]

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Buzz is financial inclusion will be Modi’s First Big Idea at his I-Day speech, & it’s good, says MOHAN GURUSWAMY

Aug 04, 2014 No Comments

Two and more months after the Modi Government was installed in Delhi a widespread feeling has begun to creep in, and mostly among the believers, that the regime has lost its way. And the weeds of the old polity have begun to blight the crop sowed with great expectations. The nature and direction of the [...]

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BRIAN ENO & PETER SCHWARTZ take sides in posts to explain how history got here

Aug 04, 2014 No Comments

Dear All of You: I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more. Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently [...]

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