India

Gazing into the crystal ball of India’s job crisis

Four years after coming to power, the BJP-led government is struggling to fulfil its promise of creating 1 crore jobs. With the next elections a year away, the crisis has the potential to change the politics of the country in a far deeper way than understood

Three hours away from national capital Delhi, where the dust never seems to settle down, is the majestic Tijara Fort. Overlooking the hot plains of the Mewat region that straddles the states of Rajasthan and Haryana, Tijara is more about its glorious past than about its dismal present and uncertain future.

A roster of questionable past

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.