Vol 6 Issue 48, Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2015
Green WarriorsUnsung Heroes
To eat or not to eat meat is a personal choice

The BJP government is losing all sense of balance in governance. “Modi ko matdan, gai ko jeevadan” (Vote for Modi, give life to the cow) was one of the BJP slogans during last year’s general election. Devendra Fadnavis, who be  

Posted    12 Sep 2015   

Land Grab In the Name of Solar Power

The large magnitude of solar energy available makes it an important source of clean electricity which is not only renewable but also helps in reducing carbon emission. Therefore the clearance given by the Tamil Nadu government to the Gujarat-ba  

Posted    13 Jul 2015   

Making A Mockery of Democracy

Does ordinance uphold the spirit of democracy? Britain, whose system of governance we follow, does not have ordinance. The USA, oldest democracy, manages without the power of ordinance. The Constitutions of former British colonies like Australi  

Posted    04 Jun 2015   

IIT Madras Has to Respect Fundamental Rights

The ban on the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, a student group of IIT Madras, is an attack on freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution. Freedom of speech and expression includes right to acquire and dissem  

Posted    01 Jun 2015   

Educate Indian Coast Guard on rights of fishermen

An affidavit filed by KR Nautial, Deputy Director-General of Indian Coast Guard, in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on a contempt petition against officials for disobeying orders to provide security to fishermen in the Palk Bay betra  

Posted    30 Apr 2015   

Another Attempt on Personal Liberty in Gujarat

Ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, ‘the Gujarat model’ has come to occupy the center-stage. The Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill, which was passed by the State Assembly on 31 March amid strong o  

Posted    10 Apr 2015   

Going Gaga Over a Raw Deal
Posted    28 Jan 2015   
Move for a new dam defies logic

The clearance given to the Kerala government for carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment Study for a new dam within a 10 km radius of the Mullaiperiyar Dam by the Union Environment and Forest Ministry defies logic and passes understandi  

Posted    17 Dec 2014   

Caste census has its advantages

The recent Supreme Court order striking down a Madras High Court directive to the authorities to hold a caste-wise census has caused consternation in Tamil Nadu where the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) launched in 2011 is in progress an  

Posted    21 Nov 2014   

False Narcotics Cases, Colombo’s new threat

The sentencing of five Indian fishermen to death by a Colombo court last week was a political act and not a legal one and India’s response also should be political rather than legal. Appeal against the death sentence in the Sri Lankan Sup  

Posted    04 Nov 2014   

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