I heard a lawyer friend of mine arguing against extreme positions some people tend to take on issues such as terrorism, rape and corruption. In her balanced view, there was no substitute for exercising restraint and affording the accused the due process of law. Read more

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Arvind Kejriwal is proving to be an astute politician. He has hijacked the plank central to the Congress’s electoral strategy by naming his fledgling party after the aam aadmi. Read more

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The year 2012 will be the year of the Lokpal and a slew of other legislations to combat corruption. Politicos may not want it. But they’re destined to have it. Read more

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Having known Kiran Bedi for nearly three decades, I can put it down on an affidavit that she’s a person of high integrity. As a police officer, her bravery outshone some of her male peers at the prime of her career. Quite fresh in my mind are her 1978 images of single-handedly taking on a bunch of Akali swashbucklers with just a baton near India Gate. Read more

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My respect for Parliament is anchored in my commitment to parliamentary democracy. For that reason, I’m convinced that citizens should be deferential towards elected bodies — from the gram panchayat to the Lok Sabha. Read more

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The UPA Government is stumbling from one crisis to another at a time India needs political stability, clean governance and robust policy making. Read more

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Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption isn’t significant as much for the fact that he made the government bend. Read more

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Chief Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas has indeed become an albatross around the UPA’s neck. Read more

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Pardon me for repeating the issue on which I’ve already shared my views. I’m doing so because I am startled really by the intensity of public outrage over the Radia tapes. Read more

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