Profile of Rajeev Dhavan
A schematic examination of Supreme Court judges, and their rivalries, takes the list till 1989, but ignores inner workings, motives and the disturbing present
Justice Karnan’s transgressions demanded a stern internal chastening. The Supreme Court’s use of its contempt power is worrying.
In a democracy, judges being disciplined by the executive is not an option because it defies the basic principle of separation of powers
If the Centre can function without President’s rule, surely the states too can. So why do we still have Article 356 in our Constitution?
A pre-poll PM candidate hurts the polity, promotes personality cult
Accounts like this are not only rare but essential. We need to know this seamy side of the law—first as anecdotal farce; then as discordant tragedy.
Governance has been abandoned to mob intimidation at the price of free speech. The law — even in its width — was intended to outlaw malicious speech, which intended disruption. Today the disrupters claim a sensitivity that they do not possess and a p
Manipulating textbooks for children is unacceptable. India has suffered enough communalism. Leave textbooks alone.
Congress and the judiciary—a crucial story that remains untold
Increasingly called upon to intervene in a host of issues, the Supreme Court has become sharply divided as it passes a series of historic judgements
The new privacy law may choke information