Markandey Katju

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Silver lining: The one way Indian Muslims have benefited under right-wing rule

Their political marginalisation has helped them realise, and fight, the isolationalism clerics and others subjected them to.

VOICES

 |   3-minute read

Yogendra Yadav's La-La Land gambit

His latest pronouncement shows the unbearable lightness of being an academic in politics.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

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.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why I say to Pakistanis, hum Hindostani bilkul tum jaise nikle

With our continuing communalism, violence and superstition, we are no better at all than our neighbour.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why I think modern Hindi literature looks woefully poor before Urdu

At a literary gathering, I expressed my disappointment with Hindi. Instead of positive engagement, my views caused a furore.

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

Why not smash the myths around 'Brahminical patriarchy' first?

Twitter head Jack Dorsey held up a 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy' placard. How accurate even is he?

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Indian liberals and their illiberal ignorance

Intellectuals are meant to fearlessly question and critique everything. In India, they are seen doing the opposite.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Eight steps to a revolution that can clean up the mess India is in right now

We must work for reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a secular government.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

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.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why the judiciary needs to stop legislating

If judges are free to make laws, it would go against the principle of separation of powers.