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Monday , April 23, 2012

Helpless in a court of law


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A person often looks helpless and vulnerable in front of his wife or on the hospital bed and maybe even in the court room. How would a person behave when he knows that the odds are against him, he's been isolated by his party and the only one who truly supports him is his personal assistant of 32 years. I am talking about Congress leader Sajjan Kumar. This may probably sound too harsh but standing in the Karkardooma court complex he looked like a lamb that knew it would land up on a dinner table very soon. For those of you who are unaware about his background, Sajjan Kumar is a former Congress MP accused of playing a very big role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. While the first proper indictment for him came only in 2005 when the Nanavati Commission submitted its report, his name....


Saturday , June 04, 2011

Yoga shivir: A much needed shot in the arm


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With massive LCD screens, a 30 feet tall water proof tent and tight security the Ramlila Maidan near Daryaganj resembles a lavish durga pooja pandal more than anything else, but it's actually going to be used by yoga guru Baba Ramdev to rally support against corruption with his fast unto death. The elaborateness of the setup strikes you in the face the moment you step into the Ramlila grounds and one really can't help but think that the arrangements could have been slightly low key especially when one is talking about an issue like corruption. To be very frank I don't think Baba Ramdev is anywhere close to being the ideal anti-corruption crusader. I am sure the I-T department would love to go through his account books considering he has assets worth hundreds of crores, but one thing he definitely deserves praise for is giving the movement for....


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Parikshit Luthra is a Principal Correspondent and an Anchor with CNN-IBN. His areas of specialisation include crime, terrorism and security.
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