Four questions for Ranjan Gogoi

Justice Markandey Katju –   A Chief Justice of India, like Caesar’s wife should be above suspicion. But certain recent developments in India’s Supreme Court, the latest being the inordinate delay and repeated adjournments in hearing the Ram Janmabhumi case,( fixing dates for fixing a date etc) has caused murmurings and raised questions about the […]

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

Vinita Gupta –   Mark, last week you published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal complaining that Facebook is getting a bad rap despite all the good it has done. You are right on many counts but increasing Facebook’s value for its shareholders has become your sole obsession. You are seriously ignoring how Facebook is being […]

‘Cheer Haran’ Day

Justice Markandey Katju –   26th January is being celebrated as Republic Day in India, but I have renamed it as ‘ Cheer Haran ‘ Day. The truth is that the Constitution promulgated in 1950 has been flagrantly flouted and torn to shreds and has been rendered a scarecrow, hollow and empty, and now only […]

Jai Ho

  Partha Chakraborty  – A bearish stance against secular growth of India will be a sore loser…       Over three weeks I crisscrossed thousands of miles in India by rail and by road – waking up with infinite loops of sugary milk tea in small glasses at no-name places, eating exclusively in roadside […]

Indian-American community takes pride in Kamala Harris bid for president

Ritu Jha –   Members of the Indian American community expressed excitement and pride after learning of Kamala Harris, the Democratic senator from California, entering the 2020 presidential race. Harris, 54, is a daughter of immigrants, who came to the United States for higher education. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a breast cancer researcher, came […]

3 international organisations concur India’s economy world’s fastest growing

Arul Louis(IANS) –   Three international organizations have endorsed India’s growth story recognizing it as the world’s fastest growing major economy for this and the next three years and in two reports raised some of their earlier projections. On Monday, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) report released in Davos estimated India’s gross domestic product growth […]