Vinay Sitapati | The Indian Express

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Vinay Sitapati | The Indian Express

The writer teaches at Ashoka University.

Loneliness of Asma Jahangir

Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Asma’s loneliness reflected the place that civil society — even the incremental, bourgeois variety — had in Pakistan. In most other countries, what she did would have been heroic but hardly life-threatening. And for all her celebrity status abroad, Asma lacked a constituency within Pakistan.

From vikas to vote

Thu, May 29, 2014

This election proved that voters are looking to fashion a future, not reward the past. Modi will have to govern like he campaigned.

Freeing the caged parrot

Wed, May 15, 2013

On CBI reform,the court stepped in where the government failed. But that cannot be the end of the story

The virtuous on the ramparts

Thu, Apr 25, 2013

At a time when democracy is seen to be beyond repair,Justice Verma taught us that change happens when good people work within the limits of institutions

Visa power

Sat, May 29, 2010

Even if it’s Canada’s business to judge Indian officialdom,their intervention could skew internal debate....

Courting a balance

Thu, May 06, 2010

The science of crime detection is a work in progress....

Enabling the disabled

Wed, Apr 28, 2010

A debate is on over the specific questions to be asked in the 2011 Census to determine the actual number of disabled in the country....

About 420 — and 415,409,405

Sat, Apr 24, 2010

As allegations fly against Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi,one specific allegation is that Multi-Screen Media paid US dollars 80 million as ‘facilitation fees’ to reacquire the telecast rights of the IPL....

The spectre of Naz

Thu, Apr 22, 2010

Can words change society? It is a question that is increasingly being asked of our higher judiciary.

Kangaroo courts

Wed, Apr 14, 2010

In the Orwellian world we live in,euphemisms aren’t the province of the state alone. The one that irks me most is “People’s Tribunal”.

Inquiry as performance art

Wed, Feb 03, 2010

Outside,the few protesters braving a muggy London morning waved “Jail Tony” banners. Inside,Lincoln’s Inn lawyer and three-time British premier...

Protecting the environment

Tue, Jan 26, 2010

M C Mehta,who was single-handedly responsible for making environmental degradation a part of public discourse,says it is vital that PILs have no ulterior motive

Gender justice

Tue, Jan 26, 2010

An open letter by law professor Upendra Baxi sparked the movement that transformed the debate on rape in India....

A case for the Republic

Tue, Jan 26, 2010

On the 60th birthday of our founding text,we remember the historic court judgments that expanded the idea of India,breathing life into our Constitution and the rights it promised us...

India,Botswana sign two pacts during Ansari’s visit

Sun, Jan 10, 2010

Indian and Botswana on Saturday signed two agreements after Vice-President Hamid Ansari arrived on a three-day visit here and held “warm” and friendly” talks with his counterpart Lt General Mompati Merafhe....

India to give $55 mn aid to Malawi

Sat, Jan 09, 2010

As part of India’s efforts to reach out to the people of Malawi,Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday announced an assistance of US $55 million for the south African country....

Courting protests

Mon, Dec 28, 2009

What the next decade’s landmark political judgment could be.....