Veto By Silence

Veto By Silence Context: In recalling its recommendation to appoint Justice S. Muralidhar as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, the Supreme Court collegium has let the Union government, which did not act on the decision for eight months, have its way.  Points to […]

Botanical Gardens And Life on Earth

Botanical Gardens And Life on Earth   Context: On this Earth Day (April 22), we should recognise the Tamil Nadu government’s recent decision to create a big botanical garden (the Chengalpattu Botanical Garden) in the state as an important and welcome development. Plants are the […]

LoC Agreement Of 2007

LoC Agreement Of 2007 Context:  Although events prevented an agreement from being reached, the reality remains that the LoC is an idea that has survived the test of time, circumstances, and drastic transformations in the India-Pakistan equation. Points to Ponder: Former Special Envoy Satinder Lambah […]