Justice Markandey Katju: Aaya Nitish Gaya Nitish

Justice Markandey Katju writes: Indian politicians have no principles; unless the pursuit of power and pelf can be described as one. They keep changing their parties as regularly as the Italian adventurer Casanova would change his mistresses. The latest in this fold of trapeze artists is Bihar’s 72-year-old chief minister, Nitish Kumar. He reminds one of the French politician Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838) who kept switching sides all his life like a weathervane. He had the uncanny skill for sniffing which side the political wind was blowing.

Justice Markandey Katju: Cracking jokes in India can be dangerous

Justice Markandey Katju writes: In India, cracking jokes publicly or on social media can be dangerous, as most Indians have little or no sense of humor, and most have a short fuse. I first realized this when I said in a lighter vein on Facebook many years ago that since Pakistanis want Kashmir, we should offer it to them on the condition that they take Bihar along with it, too.

California’s Maya Bazaar brings together Indian artisans like never before

To promote Indian government’s One District One Product (ODOP) initiative, the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, California, hosted ‘Craft Bazaar- Indian Handicrafts Expo’ in collaboration with the Association of Indo-Americans (AIA). It is called Maya Bazaar, an annual event that brings in small and medium size businesses to sell and promote their products to thousands of attendees.

How AIM for SEVA is changing lives, one student at a time

AIM for SEVA, a non-profit founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati is a global charity. In the Bay area, the initiative is led by his disciple Vijay Kapoor with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers. The organization enables students in rural and tribal parts of India to access quality, holistic education through its chatralayas [hostels] and schools. It started with a modest number of 40 students and is currently educating 9000 students, of whom 4000 stay in the chatralayas full-time.

Justice Katju: India mein ka ba? (What is happening in India)

By Justice Markandey Katju- (Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own) A young folk singer from Bihar, Neha Singh Rathore ( born 1997 ), who sings in her native language Bhojpuri, is making waves in India. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/who-is-up-mein-ka-ba-fame-neha-singh-rathore-101677036375299.html https://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%A8%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%B9%E0%A4%BE_%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%B9_%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A0%E0%A5%8C%E0%A4%B0 […]

To the Indian Muslims

Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. Many Muslims have criticized me for opposing Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. https://indicanews.com/2022/12/22/justice-katju-why-the-bharat-jodo-yatra-will-not-unite-india/ https://www.hastakshepnews.com/according-to-justice-katju-what-is-the-reality-of-the-bharat-jodo-yatra/ So I wish to make my position clear. I am not a supporter of […]

Justice Katju: ‘Hindi is already the link language of India’

Justice Katju: A controversy has arisen in India over the decision of the Madhya Pradesh government of teaching in Hindi in medical colleges in the state. In this article, I will not go into the correctness or otherwise of this decision, but will instead discuss the general issue relating to Hindi, particularly in the light of the strong opposition to it in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The Sikhs

Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. Today, November 8 is Gurpurab, the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. On this occasion, I convey my greetings to my Sikh brothers and […]

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is just a stunt and gimmick: Justice Katju

Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. Rahul Gandhi is leading a Bharat Jodo Yatra ( Unite India March ), from Kanyakumari to Srinagar, which started on 7th September. bit.ly/3CDMLNP Its professed aim is to unite […]

“Today education in India is the only weapon that is bringing change”: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar

Ritu Jha- Anand Kumar, math wizard and founder of Super 30, a free, inhouse educational institute for underprivileged students who are pursuing their dream to become engineers say, “Today education in India is the only weapon that is bringing change.” Based in Patna, Bihar India, Kumar selects only 30 meritorious underprivileged students. Over 90 percent […]