Borrowed political system

There is a constant conflict between the old and new institutions. The anachronistic ones don’t fit into the overall structure that modern political and social fabric demands

Punjab & the Mockery of Democracy

‘Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with Chaos’. Will Durant.How do you manufacture a suicide bomber? A question I have often...

He came, He saw, He Conquered

I’m not an old experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have a learned that the hardest thing about any...

Lawfare and Bilateral Investment treaties

India has unilaterally terminated 60 treaties and developed a model bilateral investment treaty document 2016, for the future. An EU Ambassador said at that time that the model was a non-starter but India has since signed 6 treaties on the basis of this model draft and is negotiating another 13

Teargassing democracy

Stones pelted, baton-charged, rubber bullets fired, civilians tear-gassed, people running for water and the only thing you could see for miles was just smoke,...