Institutions that are failing us
While it has been argued that in many ways India’s improved economic performance has been despite, not because of, the state—epitomized by epigrams such as “India grows at night while the government sleeps"—continued welfare gains, better distributional outcomes, and the resilience and sustainability of rapid economic growth are in considerable doubt in the absence of better-performing public institutions
Is Law Getting Twisted in the Hands of Jagan?
Ever since the YSR Congress Party came into power in Andhra Pradesh, there have been numerous cases all over the state where the police have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Corruption in India's police force
42% of people in contact with Indian police have had to pay a bribe
State governors should be politically neutral. So why are they all BJP?
The role of the governor is to uphold the Constitution. Yet today they serve Modi, not democracy.
India needs fair elections and a strong defence of the democratic process. It needs another T.N. Seshan
Democracy is fragile, particularly in India.
Has Media Failed India?
We can only form opinions based on the information available to us. But what if that information is biased and inaccurate?
Doctors in the pay of politicians
Of all public services, health care should be the least susceptible to corruption. Yet there is ample evidence that our medical institutions have been so weakened that they are ready to crumble.
The police should be protectors – not abusers
The police and the justice system are there to safeguard us. Instead, they have become abusers in the pay of corrupt and wealthy politicians.
Raghu Rama Krishna Raju arrested and tortured in custody as a result of “revenge politics”
India’s institutions are broken. There is no clearer example than the case of Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, an Andhra Pradesh MP for the YSR Congress Party.
Our institutions have failed us
The justice system, education, the military, the electoral commission, the media: institutions are the building blocks of a democratic society, the essence of civilisation.
Shashi Tharoor was hounded for years by the CBI. His crime? Belonging to the political opposition
The CBI has become a tool of the political rulers. When Congress was in power, it pursued members of the BJP. Today, it is used against Congress. What has become of institutional neutrality?
Chief Justice NV Ramana condemns police brutality
Over the last three years, 348 people died and 1189 were tortured in police custody in India. And this is almost certainly an underestimate.