Three recent instances invite disturbing questions about the transformation of the Supreme Court
It’s the only political system that allows us to regularly check the mistakes we make, bloodlessly, and correct them
A distinctive feature of Indian secularism is that it rejects the ‘wall of separation’ but demands that the state keep a ‘principled distance’ from all religions
Bench refuses to intervene in plea to frame policy
The court made this clear even as it allowed a petition seeking to stop the appointment of Sasikala as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to be withdrawn as infructuous.
The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance has been promulgated many times
But will the AIADMK leadership give Tamil Nadu’s new Chief Minister a free hand?
After more than 10 days of high suspense, the Governor finally chose what was always the correct option
State funding is a possible solution but it alone will not do away with the black money-electoral politics nexus
It is based on the presumption that there would be no private funding. This is antithetical to democracy
Krishna district tops list, Vizag comes second
Middle and lower income groups can avail the scheme by paying a nominal amount
‘Order to Internet giants is to make search engines responsive to Indian law’
New Tamil Nadu Chief Minister says he will take floor test tomorrow
Increased digitisation of public documents is of absolute importance if we are to rein in rapacious public servants
Electoral reforms announced in the Budget are not what they are claimed to be — they will neither cleanse our politics nor bring transparency
Corruption in high places is a malaise that is easy to diagnose but difficult to cure. Even in the rare cases they are arraigned before a court, top politicians often pay their way through legal battles, and spend little or no time in incarceration.
As the polls in Uttar Pradesh shift eastward, issues of economic delivery and the impact of demonetisation appear to be increasingly salient for voters
It has taken over two decades, but the conviction of V.K. Sasikala has come not a moment too soon. Now the Governor has to ensure that the MLAs are able to choose their next leader without fear or coercion
Uttarakhand goes to the polls on Wednesday for its fourth Assembly elections since its formation after it was carved out from Uttar Pradesh in 2000.