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1 month 5 day

A moment of reckoning for India

Ravi India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day today. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the most followed Indian on social media, unsurprisingly used his twitter handle to ask for ideas for his Independence Day speech. He also happens to be the best dressed prime minister the country has had. And speculation is rife on the head gear he will choose to wear for the event especially after Congress party’s Shashi Tharoor’s comments set off a firestorm. The Independence Day speech is a report card.A listing of the achievements of the government of the day and a peep into the future, a...
4 month 3 hour

The trials and tribulations of India’s Supreme Court

On January 12, 2018, all hell broke loose at India’s Supreme Cour. Four of the senior-most judges rushed out of court and held a pres conference to revolt against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) — Dipak Misra.Since then, the mutiny has gathered momentum to further sully the reputation of the court, one of the few pillars of the Indian state that has strived to remain above partisan politics. If that infamous rebellion was a first in the history of the apex court, then the recent attempt by the Congress part-led Opposition to impeach a sitting CJI, is its nadir.India,...
6 month 2 day

The quake that rocked India’s Supreme Court

At 10.30am, on January 12, 2018, the bailiffs went through their routine in India’s Supreme Court, shouting “All rise” and there was nothing to suggest something extraordinary was about to happen. But precisely at 11.20am, four of the senior-most judges of the apex court abruptly rose from their respective benches and hurried out of the court and this set off shock waves around the country. Wild rumours spread immediately. Fortunately, these speculations were quickly laid to rest when they held an impromptu press conference in Justice Chelameswar’s residence. Sadly, however, the tremors from that astonishing press conference are yet to...