A Wish List Revisited, The Telegraph [Saturday, November 17th, 2012]

In an essay published just before the General Elections of 2009, I had argued that for Indian democracy to become more focused and effective, four things needed to happen: First, the Congress party had to rid itself of its dependence on a single family. Rahul Gandhi had a right to be in politics, but not [...]

 
 
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  TOWARDS A GENDER-SENSITIVE CIVIL CODE, Hindustan Times [Thursday, December 13th, 2007]

Article 44 of the Constitution of India reads: ‘The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India’. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and the first Law Minister, Dr B. R. Ambedkar, were both modernists who wished to reform archaic personal laws and bring [...]

 
 
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