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Toongate: Trinamool’s Attack on the Professor is Highly Disgusting

I generally keep away from commenting on political comedies, but what the Trinamool has done in this Toongate episode is more than that. The Trinamool’s action of allegedly assaulting and charging the unknown (not any more) professor with s. 509 IPC is similar to what the Gujarat Government did to Sanjeev Bhatt. S.509 IPC is a cognizable offence, and defamation, u/s 499, is not; the charge u/s 509 IPC seems…


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The Norway Kids Row: the Failure of Indian Diplomacy

The story of the Norway couple is tragic reflecting the complete failure of Indian diplomacy. The only question that has arisen in this case is whether the Norway Government have any right to keep the kids in their custody. The answer is an unequivocal no. Let’s analysze the case. The Norwegian authorities have forcefully handed over the custody of one three-year-old and another one-year-old kid to some unknown foster parents…


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Mission “Kill Assange”

Disclaimer dt. 18.04.2019 The judgment as downloaded in re to comment dt. 03.11.2011 has been lost/misplaced by me, and the judgment downloaded from UK court website today is not corresponding to the comment dt. 03.11.2011. I am looking into it. First published on 03.12.2010 In one of the TV debates I saw a flashing note, “Canada PM (ex)Aide : Kill Assange”. I am sure he is not the only one…


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It is time for President’s Rule in Gujarat.

The Narendra Modi government has fallen to a new low. The arrest of Sanjeev Bhatt for alleged offences u/s. 183, 189, 193, 195, 341 and 342 IPC is nothing less than the state’s victimization of a good citizen. It calls for president’s rule because the state is clearly acting like a terrorist here. I don’t understand why the Congress is silent? Why president’s rule has not been imposed yet? I…


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Slutwalk in Delhi Is Fine

To be very frank, I didn’t have any intention of forming any opinion on this issue. Like many others, I believed that the use of phrase “Slutwalk” is some kind of promotion of prostitutes and prostitution, projecting them as an important and integral part of society not to be relegated to an inferior position. However, a little research tells me that the concept of “Slutwalk” got introduced as a result…


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Reasons for High Inflation

Various reasons have been offered for high inflation in India. Let me take up each of them and demolish it. Recession It is being said that the inflation in India is the direct result of the Global Recession, which is false. The inflation in India is linked to high food prices. The food prices in the USA have been falling as a result of the Global Recession; the USA is…


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Unauthorised Colonies Are a Boon for the Citizens of Delhi

Call it irony or whatever else, the unauthorised colonies have been a boon for the citizens of Delhi. These colonies have allowed the real needy people to construct houses and thus checked black marketing of land. Many people put up an argument that the DDA’s control over the developed land has led to high land prices by creating artificial scarcity. But, actually the reverse is true. I need to speak…