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VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Army, Supreme Court, Homosexuality, General Bipin Rawat

General Rawat doesn’t want homosexuality in the Indian Army: He should look at other nations that have allowed it

There is no data to suggest that homosexuals in an army can adversely impact its valour or morale. The experience of various countries shows Armed Forces actually benefit from leaving soldiers’ personal lives alone.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Supreme Court, Narendra Modi, CBI, Alok verma

Will Alok Verma go down fighting the Modi government?

After a select committee moved Verma from CBI, he has refused to take charge of his new post. Will the former CBI director challenge the govt some more? And what could possibly await Verma himself?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Reservation, Supreme Court, Parliament, Mandal commission

Why there wasn't much debate in Parliament over a quota on economic criteria

The government showed no study or report to explain how the economically backward are being denied opportunities. Even then, it faced no serious discussion or intellectual challenge.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Supreme Court, Rakesh asthana, CBI, Alok verma

Alok Verma back as CBI chief: What will the move mean for BJP govt?

In the past few days, allegations have been raised that the government is 'using the CBI for political ends'. Could Verma's return have an impact?

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Judicial activism, Sabarimala, Ranjan gogoi, Supreme Court

Ranjan Gogoi says judiciary is losing its aura: What the SC can do to restore its glory

The first realisation should be that its performance is constantly watched by people and their views are openly expressed on social media.

VOICES

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Judicial activism, Dipak Misra, Supreme Court, Kurian joseph

There is nothing wrong about Justice Kurian Joseph speaking his mind now

Don't shove judicial corruption under the carpet. It's been done long enough, with terrible results.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Ranjan gogoi, Dipak Misra, Supreme Court, Kurian joseph

Justice Kurian Joseph - A candid interview that raises more questions than it answers

The retired SC judge refused to give a specific answer to a politically sensitive issue, but insisted that “things improved” under the previous CJI after the press conference.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Supreme Court, Naveen Patnaik, Freedom of Expression, Abhijit iyer mitra

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra has been denied bail again — and this isn’t funny anymore

The defence analyst's plight is an example of how vulnerable citizens are and how fickle are the rights granted to them.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Supreme Court, Shashi Tharoor, Liberal, Sabarimala

Shashi Tharoor at sea: The 'liberal intellectual' falters on Sabarimala 

His latest argument shows the Congress politician cares more for vote banks, and less for logic.

VARIETY

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Tiger poaching, Leopard deaths, Anupam tripathi, Wildlife Protection Act

The Supreme Court asks Centre to start Project Leopard. After our tiger tales, we can only hold our breath

With poachers being exonerated, man-wildlife conflict rising and the habitat degrading, are we turning deaf to the rapidly muting roars of the big cats?