The media coverage of the conviction of five persons in the honour killing case of Karnal after the Khap panchayat invalidated an intra sub caste marriage of a couple leading to their murder has once again highlighted that the courts alone were empowered to handout justice as per the law of the land. Read more

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On March 14th, I attended a prayer meeting of my teacher, Rajendra Singh, former Director of Physical Education of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road whom we all fondly referred to as DOPE during our school days and even after that. Read more

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There has already been much written about the manner in which UP Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati accepted a huge garland allegedly made of thousand rupee notes. Read more

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There has been a lot of speculation why the two Yadavs—Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad—have dropped the idea of moving a no confidence motion against the UPA government following the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. News reports quoting Mulayam have said that he had given up the idea since he had only 21 MPs in the Lok Sabha. Similarly, Lalu was quoted as saying that he has only four members so there was no question of moving a No Trust vote. Read more

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The recent competition between politicians to demand a Bharat Ratna for Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar is an exercise to be one up on each other. Tendulkar is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers in the world and certainly does not need any certificates for his brilliant performances from our politicians. He has achieved what no other cricketer has achieved and there will always be a debate whether he is better than say Sir Don Bradman, the greatest of them all or even Sunil Gavaskar considered by many as the most technically sound batsman India ever had. Read more

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