Category Archives: Parliamentary system

If Prime Minister Modi cannot help to realise our dreams, no one else can !

The Indian context, as I see it, is unprecedented.   The opposition parties are becoming, nationally, irrelevant, except as spokes in the wheel.   Their strategy has been to blackmail the ruling parties in Delhi and get away with murder. … Continue reading

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The First Sign a Government is Losing Its Nerve – No, Sekhar Gupta, I do NOT agree !

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech is likely to be a game-changer I have always had respect and admiration for Sekhar Gupta.   He is never flippant or sensational, is a good judge of events and the political environment.   But he seems under-estimating Modi … Continue reading

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Make in India – The Unchained Elephant – Now, A Lion

India – The Unchained Elephant – Now, A Lion The elephant has size, stature, a distinct kind of majesty – it is the only animal that looks divine when caprisoned – and has terrific intelligence.  India is akin to an elephant. … Continue reading

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The power of pardon

Mr. Raghavan’s (Hindu Business Line – Power of pardon) masterly analysis brings out a very important aspect of ‘the theory of punishment’, but ignores two other vital aspects i.e. that punishment should  also do ‘retributive justice’ by assuaging the feelings … Continue reading

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Constitutional role of the Chief Justice of India.

It is somewhat surprising that a question is being raised by the SC itself on the exact status of the Chief Justice of India.   The constitution  contains the answer. Article 124 (1) says ” There shall be a Supreme … Continue reading

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Land Bill: Centre likely to take ordinance route again over lack of consensus

Sadly, our Parliamentary system is faulty, it is, at least as of now, founded on the premise of ‘confrontationist’ rather than ‘competitive’ politics. The blame rests more with the BJP than with any other. While in opposition untl last year, … Continue reading

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