Markandey Katju

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Riposte to Fayaz Ganie - No, Indians care more about getting food and jobs than abstract freedoms

High theories of rights and freedom mean nothing to a people who have only deprivation courtesy their electoral system.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

Why the Catholic Church must abolish the rule of celibacy for priests and nuns

Sexual urge is a natural craving in most humans. For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has been going against nature.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Another swachhata drive: Why India will never become clean as long as it remains semi-feudal

That one should not litter public places should become a social practice — not a photo opportunity.

VOICES

 |   3-minute read

Stop being campus bullies: Not legal to ban student gatherings, as AIIMS Rishikesh is trying

Political rallies can be held in the heart of Delhi. Why can’t AIIMS Rishikesh students be allowed gatherings on campus?

POLITICS

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Why India doesn't need a Charter of Freedoms

Today's 'intellectuals' are totally divorced from the realities of politics which runs on the basis of caste and religion, not on the support given to freedom.

VOICES

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Why I have little faith in India's youth

Most of today's Indian youngsters aren't patriotic and have no logical solution to the country's problems.

ART & CULTURE

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Why Urdu poetry is anti-Islamic

Many Muslims think Urdu is their jagir, though they know little of this great language.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Is India heading towards an Emergency?

Popular agitations have started against the present regime. What will happen when they start posing a threat to our rulers and their rule?

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

Parliamentary democracy has failed. India needs dictatorship

The main aim of a political system should be to raise the standard of living of the masses. It is irrelevant whether it is parliamentary democracy, military rule or socialist government.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

In their charges at each other, both Congress and BJP are right

In fact, so right are both parties, the voter is left with a Hobson's Choice.