Common sense won the day

Common sense won the day

That there is little connect between innate common sense and educational qualifications is a well-known historical fact. Some of the most successful historical figures and famous persons had no degrees to boast ...

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This article was first published in The Tribune on Friday, October 18, 2019.

The plastic waste

It is quite paradoxical that so far we have been very conscious of pollution caused by auto emissions and other atmospheric pollutants while we have been continuing to ignore heaps and mounds of garbage ...

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This article was first published in The Statesman on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Frequent policy swings hurt

Sometimes even with the best of intentions, certain words can lead to unexpected results and wreak damage disproportionately. Ever since the beginning of the year, the automobile industry had been on a downward swing for economic as well as ...

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This article was first published in The Pioneer on Friday, October 11, 2019.

Harness the power of sun

To achieve the target of installing 100 GW of solar energy by 2022, a more comprehensive manufacturing strategy is needed. We cannot remain dependent on imports ...

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This article was first published in The Pioneer on Saturday, October 05, 2019.

The Hazardous Ozone

According to some recent reports the Ozone hole which is not exactly a hole but a low density area for Ozone has started to fill up and of late, has become relatively more dense. Going by the current projections ...

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This article was first published in The Statesman on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

A Himalayan Threat

Fires that engulfed the Amazon rainforests should awaken us to the threat closer home. Shivaliks and lower Himalayas, too, witness the same risk almost every year ...

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This article was first published in The Pioneer on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Greasing wheels of justice

Merely raising the number of judicial officers may not be enough for quick delivery of justice ...

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This article was first published in The Pioneer on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Constitution & the Polls

The entire electoral process in the current scenario has assumed a more vibrant and demanding role. Keeping in view the core values of our Constitution and democratic norms, it would...

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This article was first published in The Statesman on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Explained: The negative sentiment in automobile market

With attractive concessions for e-vehicles in the offing, those who were in the market for buying cars or two-wheelers...

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This article was first published in Sunday Guardian Live on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Gubernatorial Discretion

The Supreme Court in Jayalalitha’s case ruled that the Governor is a functionary under the Constitution and cannot in exercise of his discretion do anything that is contrary to the Constitution and the law...

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This article was first published in The Statesman on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

American Humane Association

A matter of indiscretion?

In the Indian Constitution, the Governor of a State occupies a unique position. He is, by virtue of his oath, expected to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the country and uphold the law. No other high functionary, except for the President of India, is sworn in as per such phraseology...

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This article was first published in The Pioneer on Friday, 30 August 2019.

National Federation of the Blind

Public order in concurrent list

The Hon'ble Chief Justice of India has recently spoken about the CBI in some very unambiguous terms. Earlier, two of his pre-decessors has also spken, but they had done so from the bench....

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This article was first published in The Statesman on Thursday, 22 August 2019.

National Federation of the Blind

Governing Governors

History is replete with instances where Governors failed to adhere to the principles of the Bommai judgement and the Supreme Court had to intervene to uphold the Constitution...

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This article was first published in The Pioneer on Thursday, 15 August 2019.