Courts

  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • Media has been unrelenting after Muzaffarnagar riots; it was inert before

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    'The media is the voice of the voiceless. It did a splendid job on the Muzaffarnagar riots,' but if it had seen a pattern in...

  • India is changing and it's in the positive direction

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A year can be almost an eternity in a country like India: last December, there was a sense of doom and gloom around us. Angry...

  • The Indian Supreme Court, Section 377 and the Assault on Fundamental Rights

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    The 11 December Indian Supreme Court 377 IPC judgment is rife with outlandish claims and pseudoscientific posturing, including in paragraph 43 that LGBTQ people only...

  • The fight for gay rights is our fight, India

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's not just gay people who are angry and distressed and anguished, not just the LGBT community which feels the blow of the Supreme Court...

  • Aarushi-Hemraj: Will we ever know?

    The Unpublished |  Arunima
    May 16th, 2008: I remember the date as if it was yesterday. I was the morning reporter that day and so at around 7 am...

  • Why we must not turn our back on Aadhaar

    Under the hood |  Varad Pande
    A recent Supreme Court Order, passed on 23rd September 2013, has re-opened the debate on the issue of Aadhaar - the ambitious project to give...

  • Australian and African mineral discoveries point to India's buried riches

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    While the consequences of the Supreme Court's wrath over rampant illegal mining in Karnataka and Goa are fairly obvious in terms of lost jobs, impaired...

  • Gandhigiri: Munna's experiments with truth

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagarpalika Puthaakalaya is Munna's favourite haunt. In times of trouble, this is where he takes refuge. He buries himself in books by...

  • 'Transgenic agriculture is not an American conspiracy against India'

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    There is 'not a shred of evidence' that genetically-modified food is harmful to humans yet a committee appointed by the Supreme Court has advised a...

  • Kasab Qatar Mein Hain....

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    I was at a South Delhi cafe this evening where I happened to over hear a rather animated conversation between a group of youngsters glued...

  • Race for Pakistan PM: Leave it to the voter

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Yousuf Raza Gilani could have broken two records in Pakistan. First, of being the country's longest serving prime minister (with the supreme court disqualifying him...

  • Media on trial

    Ashok's Blog |  Ashok Bagriya
    My Lords (Justice SH Kapadia, Justice DK Jain, Justice SS Nijjar, Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice JS Kehar), "News is something someone somewhere ...

  • Delhi Blast: News reportage and moral dilemmas

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    Is there any dignity in death? The question was haunting me while I was returning from a shoot in Dwarka in West Delhi. ...

  • Of shrapnel & splinter & blast victims

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    Sneaking into a hospital ward after a bomb blast in your city, isn't the most popular thing to do. But not, if you are a...

  • SC stick hurts govts across political divide

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Over the last ten days, the Supreme Court (SC) has taken some steps, passed certain orders and has come out with a number of directives...

  • Who provides justice to the wronged in India?

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    There is still a lot of dispute over how many people were killed and left with life long disabilities by the deadly Methyl Iso Cyanide...

  • Aruna Roy on Binayak Sen's release

    Rupashree's space |  Rupashree Nanda
    Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan founder, Ramon Magsaysay award winner and National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy welcomed the Supreme Court's order to grant bail to...

  • Ayodhya verdict: Moving on

    Dreamz |  Nakul Shivani
    Sept 30th, 2010: Sitting inside the newsroom of a TV channel, watching the drama of India's biggest and longest legal battle unfolds, I watched with...