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A Wish List Revisited


The Telegraph

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 to [...]

By |2012-11-25T11:39:46+00:00November 17th, 2012|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs|Tags: , , , , , |

TOWARDS A GENDER-SENSITIVE CIVIL CODE


Hindustan Times

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 them [...]

By |2011-10-07T22:17:02+00:00December 13th, 2007|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs|Tags: , , , , |