Merit and Justice : Amartya Sen

Justitia and Justitium I have been asked to write on "Justice in Meritocratic Environments." The idea of meritocracy may have many virtues, but clarity is not one of them. The lack of clarity may relate…

Indian visa agent locked up by victims

Saturday, August 26th, 2006Dubai - An Indian visa agent in the United Arab Emirates was locked up by his clients demanding repayment of the money they had paid for securing employment visas.Rajan, the agent, has…

Sexual slavery : THANE BURNETT

Elderly devadasis women - once temple girls, now reduced to begging - grow their hair long and do not wash regularly as a sacrifice to the temple God. (World Vision/Philip Maher)KARNATAKA STATE, India -- The…

SC: No special status for institutions run by…

Dhananjay Mahapatra, Times of India,25 Aug, 2006 NEW DELHI: Removing a general misconception, the Supreme Court has ruled that an institution managed by persons from the minority communities, on that fact alone, cannot be classified…

Synthetic gods killing India's waterways

Ashling O'Connor, New Delhi, August 26, 2006MILLIONS of devotees of Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, are being urged to use clay instead of toxic plastics to make their idols for this year's Ganesh Chaturthi.During the annual…

India protests detention in Amsterdam

25 Aug, 2006 PTI NEW DELHI: Twelve Indians arrested in bizarre circumstances in mid-air on a US airliner and then questioned for two days at Amsterdam were headed for Mumbai on Friday amidst a diplomatic…

Malappuram VHP leader critically attacked by RSS gang

Saturday August 26 2006MALAPPURAM: A six-member gang of RSS workers attacked VHP district vice president and teacher at Ariyallor Madhavananda Vilasam Higher Secondary School , Choikandy Sunil Kumar,45, on Friday morning.  Sunil has been admitted…