RTI and Transparency

RTI AND TRANSPARENCYTransparency is most required for any government to satisfy the masses with the implementation and effectiveness of various schemes and policies for the betterment of people. Dalai Lama once said that “Lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity”,

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Harmony of Religions: Going the Vivekananda-Way

Nanyah Panthah Vitato Devyanah! (All paths lead to the same goal.)The clarion call by Swami Vivekananda at the World Parliament of Religions, on the opening day – the 11th of September 1893 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the story of religions. Swamiji concluded his historical speech

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Is Judicial Activism Transcending Its Legitimate Boundaries?

One is taught during school days of the three pillars of our democracy- the legislature, executive and judiciary. On its plain reading, the subject may not invoke much curiosity but the turn of events, both political and non-political, in the post-independence India has added interest and the need

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It is very easy to destroy traditions, difficult to conserve them—Why Supreme Court must change its decision in Sabarimala

In its decision in Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. Vs State of Kerala, Supreme Court of India lifted the restriction on entry of Women of certain age group in Sabrimala temple in Kerala. In one of the most intricate cases which the Hon’ble Court has faced since its inception, it ruled

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Demonetization delivers Development

Every policy decision undeniably has its pros and cons, for some class or other in the economy. The same applies to demonetization. There’s no dearth of opinions on the negatives voiced out by the Lutyens’, band of foreign-trained economists, and the opposition unequivocally. This piece is an

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The Urban Fractures and Fault lines

“Like forests provide safe hideouts to Naxalites in tribal areas, the cities also provide them cover. Taking advantage of this, they plan to target major installations in cities.”- former Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil in The Parliament (2005) Now, that the dust around the term

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