Hollow cry of the dispossessed elite

Blessed with an inflated sense of impunity, the all-India Lutyens brigade’s oracular intellectual, Ramachandra Guha, pompously declared after Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot that, “It is very likely that her murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi came”. Guha imparted … Read More

Aadhaar, Data Security and Breach of Privacy

An RTI application filed by Bengaluru-based Col. Matthew Thomas, a petitioner in the Right to Privacy case before the Supreme Court, reveals that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), custodian of Aadhaar data, signed contracts with foreign firms giving them “full access” to classified data and personal details of … Read More

Purohit points finger at Congress president

Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, released after nearly nine years in jail when the Supreme Court granted him bail on August 21, hinted in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after he assumed office, that the sitting president of a major political party was behind the conspiracy that … Read More

Monsanto’s Roundup and risk of Cancer

Although the western media has largely ignored an on-going case against agricultural giant Monsanto in Los Angeles, California, for concealing research about the cancer risks associated with its money spinning weed killer, Roundup, leaked documents show that the firm reportedly influenced US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to suppress the … Read More

Nawaz Sharif: Democracy and CPEC weakened

Bowing to the military supremacy in Islamabad, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on July 28, 2017 disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office for life after an exposé of Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca’s financial dealings showed that three of Sharif’s children owned offshore companies. There was no trial, no … Read More

Baduria boy sent to juvenile home

In a major relief for the beleaguered Baduria minor whose Facebook post, deleted the same evening, sparked off three days of communal violence in Basirhat town of North 24 Parganas district from July 4, the Hindu Samhati legal team successfully convinced the Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate court of Basirhat that … Read More

Medical fraternity against GM Mustard

Many doctors have come out against GM Mustard. The battle against commercial cultivation of GM Mustard has intensified with 34 distinguished persons from the medical fraternity, including two former Union Ministers, writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reject the transgenic food crop. The move, spearheaded by Dr Vallabhbhai Kathiria, … Read More