Budgetary Review

For anyone who did not follow the pre and post-election buzz let me sum up the main arguments. The BJP contended that the UPA government mismanaged the economy, leading to lower investment and lower growth. They said that when in power they will cut down on the red tape and improve conditions for investment and…

International Developments on the Freedom of Religion

The past week has been an exciting time for jurisprudence on the freedom of religion. Path breaking developments have taken place across the world with three fascinating judgments delivered by the United States Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Supreme Court of India. United States – Hobby Lobby Ruling The US…

A Brazilian Shambles

Luis Felipe Scolari is a coach that I do not like. In my opinion, he is too overconfident. He seems to have a sense of entitlement that is underserved at times. He is too confrontational on the touchline. He is very picky and largely benefits from the exploits of that 2002 squad. I love Schadenfreude.…

NaMo, the Friendly Neighbourhood Spiderman

The Bharatiya Janata Party achieved that which has never happened in the last three decades in the Indian polity – the formation of a government through a full majority. The Modi-wave was larger than what many in the country dared to believe, with one media house calling the phenomenon a TsuNaMo. Following the election, NaMo has…