The day Justice Jasti Chelameswar was retiring, he made an interesting remark that highlighted the hollowness of our much-vaunted independent judiciary. He said that there are ‘Rs 1 crore lawyers’ that neither open their mouths nor take a stand. And it is these established constitutional lawyers and jurists, according to him, who have attacked him for his attempts to democratise the institution.
The future of the million Rohingyas in Bangladesh is uncertain. The government wants the community en masse to be shifted to a floating island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. What does this mean for the stateless Rohingya? Only time will tell.
Relations between India and Pakistan do not warrant much optimism as so many times things have soured but this time, though, it could be different as the Pakistani army inserts itself in the peace process
With Trump announcing his decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, India seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, especially with respect to the Chabahar port deal
If the US brings back the claustrophobic sanctions against Iran, it would have serious implications for many countries that had started to do business with Tehran after the nuclear deal was signed
This seemingly inexpensive way to use social media to change governments has all the imprimatur of a military operation set in a civilian setting. Prashant Kishore used the same tools as Analytica to help Modi come to power in 2014. Will Kishore illumine on Analytica?
As India re-evaluates its stance and toes a new line on China, it must pause to reflect on the possible outcome
Despite being underrated and under editorialised by the Indian media, there is nothing that anyone can really take away from the importance of the event organised by the Indian Islamic and Cultural Centre (IICC) to provide a forum for the visiting King of Jordan, His Majesty, King Abdullah II, to expound his views on the moderate nature of Islam and the imperative to fight radical Islam.
In the past few months there have been ample indications that New Delhi is keen to restore its broken ties with China. It has realised to its mortification that post the Doklam face-off, India has not really benefited from the confrontation save for getting some applause for showing spine in the face of Chinese expansion. It has found its influence in South Asia getting compromised by a determined Chinese onslaught.
A closer look into the Gupta family’s network in India may open a Pandora’s box
King Abdullah’s visit is a watershed moment for Modi and his attempts to break away from the image of being a muscular Hindu nationalist who has no space for Muslims in his politics
Jordanian King Abdullah may have got the privilege to speak from Islamic Centre, a privilege denied to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, but there is a lot more to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s engagement with the Middle-East