My sympathies lie with the Mumbai Police. It lost Head Constable Vilas Shinde of the Traffic Control Branch to an unprovoked and brutal assault in public by a pair of brothers who were only 17 and 20 years old. Shinde was just doing his duty. Now the police are seeking legal opinion if the younger brother can be booked for Shinde’s murder as an adult or whether he comes under the protection of the Juvenile Justice Board.
Of late -- this afternoon, actually -- I have been thinking about an inadvertent trade unionist named George Loveless. It is possible this had something to do with the fact that I found myself at the Martyrs Museum in Tolpuddle, a little English village in Dorset that I have been planning to visit for aeons. On my way out I stopped to investigate the old boy's statue at the entrance.
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The first episode of comedy collective All India Bakchod's news comedy show, On Air With AIB, had a segment on the sorry fate of whistleblowers in India. Comedian Rohan Joshi had summed it all up by a...
I am concerned not about who has become more tolerant or intolerant but rather how and why we as a country have become so unjust towards our own. Injustice is the new normal in our country today and unfortunately it starts with our prime minister who is as fervent and enthusiastic in his speeches, compliments and promises abroad as he is silent on pressing matters back home.