Archive for: September 2014

The Indian Political Ego

We are now heralding a transformational phase in Indian democracy. The ‘Judicial Week’ of India which began with the cancellation of all the coal block allocations since 1993 till date and culminated in the scalping of one of Corrupt India Club’s most flamboyant members, J. Jayalalithaa. The Indian judiciary which until recently faced a lot of flak citing the revelations made by former judges confirming the misdemeanors rampant in one of the most important institutions of Indian democracy has lived up to the hopes of millions of Indians. Continue Reading..


Ziauddin Sherkar
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Ziauddin Sherkar

A case for the separation of the IFS in the UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission is in charge of recruiting India’s administrators, diplomats, policemen, tax officials and other governmental officers in charge of running the executive branch of government.

While I am personally an advocate of all services being separate, what stands out the most according to me is the Indian Foreign Service which consists of India’s diplomatic corps. Continue Reading..


Ashwath Komath
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Ashwath Komath

Jaya India

27th September 2014 will be permanently imprinted in the annals of Indian history as the day that witnessed the Indian judiciary deliver one of its most lethal attacks on the culture of corruption.

This opinion piece may as well be entitled ‘Hail Judiciary’. Before getting on to the significance of the political import of this judgment day let us place on record our national compliment to Justice Michael D’Cunha. Judge D’Cunha has restored the questionable credibility of the Indian judiciary by convicting the soon-to-be ‘former’ Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. J Jayalalithaa in the Rupees 66.65 Crores disproportionate assets case. Continue Reading..


Sundeep Bedi
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Sundeep Bedi