Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Indira as PM was a tragic mistake

Indira as PM was a tragic mistake:

Ram Jethmalani holds views which appear extreme to many has uncharacteristically analysed the harmful effects of  Indira Gandhi's ascendance as PM of India. One may quarrel with Jethmalani's assertion that Lal Bahadur Shastri was the best PM of India, but by and large his analysis is balanced. The greatest disservice that Indira Gandhi did to India was that she wrecked all institutions of governance and the constitution . Before her becoming PM the Indian political system operated on the course set by the Constitution of India, she began to short-circuit the constitution and ethical considerations. All the malaise afflicting the Indian political system could be traced back to her rule.

Monday, April 9, 2012

7 Hard Questions for IB Chief Sandhu

7 Hard Questions for IB Chief Sandhu:

What happens when public organizations are used to  promote personal interest ?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

When the watchdog turns lapdog - Analysis - DNA

When the watchdog turns lapdog - Analysis - DNA:

Had the camels not knelt down they could not have been loaded. The Indian journalists do not realise this.

Friday, April 6, 2012

SC spreads its media gaze from court to crime to contempt

SC spreads its media gaze from court to crime to contempt - Indian Express:

When govts, institutions, citizens don't know their " Dharma "-- proper sphere of action - they tend to look to the Courts for guidance. The more intervention by the court, the more proof that the system has become dysfunctional. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Democracy Without Politics? | Hoover Institution

Democracy Without Politics? | Hoover Institution:

Democracy is a much loved idea, democratic politics is the most despised practice. We love democratic theory, we hate democratic practice. In fact democracy is the most promiscuous word in the vocabulary of political science. Can democracy exist without politics? Find the answer...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lawyers-Media-Police Clashes

Lawyers-Media-Police Clashes:

The three institutions indulge in a clash of egos. If every institution did confine itself to the assigned task, there won't be any problem.