Twelfth Address to the Indian Nation

Justice Markandey Katju –   The forthcoming Indian Parliamentary elections and India’s future Indians.   The dates of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections have been announced (in 7 phases from 11th April to 19th May), so I may comment on this. There are various poll predictions, but in my opinion, whatever be the outcome it will […]

This talk of revenge

Justice Markandey Katju –     Everybody seems to be clamoring for revenge for the killing of the Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Pulwama, this jingoism being fueled by all political parties with an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections. But what does ‘revenge’ really mean? The culprits who abetted this deed have […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

To the Indian NRIs in Silicon Valley

Justice Markandey Katju –   While in North California I met many Indian NRIs who are working in Silicon Valley, either in an IT company or as an entrepreneur. One of them was a young man from Andhra Pradesh who seemed to me an idealist. He told me he was planning to go back to […]

Sanjiv Bhatt

J’accuse

Justice Markandey Katju –   ‘J’accuse’ (or, I accuse) was the name of the letter (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jaccuse) sent in January 1898 by the famous French writer Emile Zola to the French president, accusing the French government and army for jailing Captain Alfred Dreyfus (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alfred-Dreyfus) in Devils Island for several years on the false charge of espionage […]

The coming Great Turbulence

    Justice Markandey Katju –   I wish I could wish people a happy new year, but I regret I cannot since I just cannot be a hypocrite. The truth is that from this year India is going to enter into an era of what can be called the Great Turbulence, which in my […]