The government’s decision to handpick Justice Gaur for the post-retirement job has expectedly raised eyebrows, particularly within the Opposition and a section of the legal fraternity, as it is being seen as an ‘award’ for ensuring that Chidambaram ceases to enjoy protection from arrest.
Decisiveness is a condition that is produced primarily by individuals who have great certitude. This means those people operate primarily on the basis of passions, belief and faith rather than the intellect. They feel strongly about something at a deep level and find it difficult to see the other point of view.
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.
The growing proximity between the top bosses of the two erstwhile rivals --BJP and BJD -- has not only disillusioned the people who cast their votes in favour of the two parties; it has also left their local leaders looking rather foolish.
Going by the astounding victory of the NDA in the just-concluded general elections, it seems that Nitish Kumar had taken a rather pragmatic step by walking out of the Mahagathbandhan at the right time.
No government policy really affects me or perhaps even touches me. My life was no different during the ten years when Manmohan Singh was prime minister than the five years when Modi was or Vajpayee was.
The basest of criticisms against her start and end with a direct attack on her caste. The saner ones cite the allegations of wide-scale corruption, an extravagant display of her birthday celebrations, and megalomania – "Who builds their own statues?"