Prime Minister Modi’s speech on Atma Nirbharta (self-reliance) and Sheshadri Chari’s fatuity

Justice Markandey Katju- Prime Minister Modi in his recent speech emphasized on ‘atma nirbharta’  (self reliance), and I read Seshadri Chari’s article ‘ Modi’s idea of self-reliant India same as Gandhi’s—modernization yes, Western dependence no’ published in the Chari utters empty, meaningless platitudes and obfuscations, showing he has no knowledge of economics. He says “Swadeshi […]

Modiji, follow the example of Israel and immediately form a ‘National Government’

Justice Markandey Katju- On Sunday a new government was formed in Israel called an emergency unity government, in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling party and Blue and White party (Opposition) leader Benny Gantz’ s opposition party will both be members, Netanyahu being PM for the first 18 months, and Gantz being PM for the next […]

Grapes of Wrath revisited

Justice Markandey Katju- The Indian media has shown on TV screens and on the internet streams of lacs of migrant workers in Indian towns heading home to their villages on foot, walking hundreds of kilometers, some dying on the way, during the nationwide lockdown declared by the Prime Minister. No doubt this has caused a lot of hardship and […]

Science And Religion

Justice Markandey Katju-   I read Umer Farooq’s article ‘Will Pakistan’s Mullahs ever stop opposing modernity ‘ published in The writer has referred to the opposition by Mullahs to women’s’ empowerment, minority rights, and modern political ideas. Perhaps what was in Mr. Farooq’s mind was the recent statement of Maulvi Tariq Jameel blaming women dressed […]