Indian prisons hold 70% undertrials

It is a shocking reflection on the flaws in our criminal justice system that less than one out of three people lodged in Indian jails is a convict. The vast majority of the prison population,…

What Shah Rukh Khan should learn from Kalam

A celebrity is blessed with good fortune in many ways. A reporter, for instance , has to search for news. A celebrity merely has to look into the mirror. Such self-obsession requires sensational amorality and…

Superstitions of Indian ruling class

Business tycoon Anil Ambani is rumoured to consult an astrologer before any major decision. Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal has a fixation on the Number 23. And liquor baron Vijay Mallaya doesn’t ever forget…

Amartya Sen on Justice and Human Rights

The theory of justice must be more concerned with the elimination of removable injustices than with defining a hypothetical perfectly just society, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen Dr Amartya Sen was in India recently…