Andhra Pradesh’s failed alcohol prohibition: why the Election Commission needs to step in
Jagan Mohan Reddy won votes with his promise to ban alcohol. But he’s failed to follow through.
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.
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?
Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission
Free and fair elections are the central pillar of democracy. But do we still trust the Election Commission to be neutral?
The CBI has become a tool of the BJP
The CBI has never, in all its history, convicted anyone from the ruling government.
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.
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.
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.