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DOWn and out : Kick them

Bhopal, the “Hiroshima of the chemical industry,” is the world’s worst-ever industrial disaster. “During the trial, Carbide’s lawyers had argued, shockingly, that an American life was worth more than an Indian life”. The Union Carbide India, Limited (UCIL) plant was established in 1969 and had expanded to produce carbaryl in 1979; MIC is an intermediateContinue reading “DOWn and out : Kick them”

You think nobody is worth !! ?? Go Ahead

Did you know that there is a provision in the constitution of India, as per the Conduct of Elections Rules,1969 act, in section 49-O that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked, and convey the presiding election officer that he/she doesn’t want to vote anyone! Yes, suchContinue reading “You think nobody is worth !! ?? Go Ahead”

Is This How You Want Law Enforcement to Be?

How far can you go to lodge your FIR or get justice? What do you choose to do to exercise your rights: Will you commit suicide to gain justice or walk naked on streets to get heard by police or run pillar to post to higher officials or a court every time you want toContinue reading “Is This How You Want Law Enforcement to Be?”

India at 60: Let us be the change

India has completed 60 years of independence. It’s time for some introspection and we should be the change to make India a better place. How often have we said “Iss Desh ka kucch nahi ho sakta (nothing can change in this country)”. But have you ever given a thought why you have said so? TheContinue reading “India at 60: Let us be the change”

You think you know what India’s National Language is?

Do you know what is the National Language of India? If you thought it was Hindi, you don’t need to feel miserable about it, because a majority of the Indian population is with you. Most of us are/were under the same impression. Even we were in the same boat and it was really shocking toContinue reading “You think you know what India’s National Language is?”

The Kashmir Conundrum

Kashmir – An area of conflict in South Asia that hasn’t seen peace, freedom and security for a very long while. After several hundred years of imperial rule, part of Kashmir became a part of the Secular, Democratic, Republic of India while the other part became a part of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. AContinue reading “The Kashmir Conundrum”

“Right to Emergency Care” – A flooding rumour

The following e-mail is visiting a lot of inboxes these days: Right to Emergency Care: Date Of Judgment: 23/02/2007. Case No.: Appeal (civil) 919 of 2007. The Supreme Court has ruled that all injured persons especially in the case of road traffic accidents, assaults, etc., when brought to a hospital / medical centre, have toContinue reading ““Right to Emergency Care” – A flooding rumour”

Terrorism-Are we equipped to handle the challenge

“It is no coincidence that the recent terrorist act that have occurred have been in the states that have party in power that are hypersensitive to their avowed secular bias?Is the no non-sense policing in Gujarat and the attitude of the authorities there prevented attack?”-Swapan Dasgupta(TOI-9th Sept 2007). I chose to begin my article withContinue reading “Terrorism-Are we equipped to handle the challenge”

Rape, Pay a compensation & Be free. This is India!!!

Rape is one of the most heinous crimes done by one human to control, dominate and force the other to their own will. It is a prevalent world-wide. Whatever reasons might be behind it – social, religious or in wars, it carries the same crushing shame, anger and emotional trauma. Let us see the followingContinue reading “Rape, Pay a compensation & Be free. This is India!!!”