Tuesday, Aug 26,2014, 17:52 IST .
On the 25th August 2014, a damning judgment was released by the
Supreme Court of India in relation to the CoalGate Scam conducted
during the reign of the previous Congress government. The bench led
by Chief Justice R M Lodha were clearly unimpressed by the
manner in which the former government had conducted itself in
relation to coal block allocations and delivered a blistering
Wednesday, May 07,2014, 14:13 IST .
Naveen Jindal’s toothy grin and smarmy look accompanied by his
expensive suits do not seem to be persuading the authorities that
he is a honest politician. This Congress MP who prides
himself as a second rate Tiranga bangle seller is also the
beleaguered director of Jindal Steel and Power Limited. Naveen
Jindal has faced public scrutiny since the CBI [ Centre Bureau of
Sunday, Feb 02,2014, 22:14 IST .
I felt compelled to write about the antics of Mr Kejriwal. Since
his acrimonious divorce from Team Anna ended, he has paraded
himself in the public eye like a typical cheap glitzy hip shaking,
toe tapping Bollywood show dancer. Sadly, Team Anna’s fame has been
stolen by the Aam Aadmi Party [AAP]. Like all divorce settlements
in India, there is always some stealing going on somewhere.
Thursday, May 30,2013, 13:24 IST .
Madhuri Ramakrishnasway, a maternal health activist was arrested
on the 16th May 2013 outside the court in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh
[MP], India. The police had received a complaint from those in
charge of a hospital currently under scrutiny for the alleged
mismanagement and neglect of maternal health. The background of
this complaint is as follows:- On the night of 11th November 2008,
a very p..
Monday, Apr 22,2013, 12:34 IST .
There is a protest in Patel Park, Lucknow, the capital of Uttar
Pradesh [UP], India on the 22nd April 2013. It is on the
eve of the Supreme Court Hearing in the NEET case [ Case No , Court
The story behind the protest describes the tough six
month battle for justice. The brave young doctors in the area have
been attempting to challenge the government's ..
Wednesday, Apr 17,2013, 12:04 IST .
90,000 doctors eagerly awaited the outcome of the NEET case
today [16/4/2013]. This is the “Minority Card” case where a
large number of colleges are seeking exemption from the national
medical exam. Foreplay in India's judicial bed is taking..
Monday, Apr 15,2013, 08:54 IST .
Medical education in India has been plagued with a labyrinth of
entrenched deep rooted corruption. Caught in the middle are the
innocent unassuming public and the fragile careers of good doctors.
Politicians appear to turn a blind eye while there are
advertisements citing “medical seats for sale” appear for all to
see. Recently, IBTL featured the
Friday, Apr 12,2013, 21:50 IST .
Fury gripped the grass-roots medical fraternity today as they
vented their anger on Twitter's hashtag #SaveNeetPG in
relation to the “Cash for Medical Seats” scandal. On the
3rd April 2013, the CNN-IBN admirable sting operation
caught the foll..
Monday, Apr 08,2013, 20:37 IST .
India is a land of milk and honey. Many have craved a taste of
that honey, or, more specifically, the wealth, power and riches
that it brings. To seduce the Indian, the Congress Party
appointed their baby-faced soap star, Mr Rahul Gandhi, as their
Vice President. With no expense spared, propaganda posters
and accessory razzmatazz have accompanied his every step towards
the throne ..
Tuesday, Mar 12,2013, 07:39 IST .
Last week, I wrote about the televised humiliation of MP Naveen
Jindal, in which India Today's Rahul Kanwal asked him awkward
questions that he couldn't adequately answer, while the calm,
logical Dr Sanjeev Bagai, CEO of Radiant Life Care, produced a
collection of facts that made Jindal look incompetent, at best.
The subject, of course, was the now-infamous Tiranga Bangle,
Saturday, Mar 02,2013, 08:58 IST .
A few days ago, I wrote about Indian MP Shashi Tharoor's hasty
“clarification” of his position regarding the infamous Tiranga Bangle. He and fellow
MP, Naveen Jindal, of Flag Foundation of India fame, had jointly
launched a copper bangle that, reputedly, ha..
Friday, Mar 01,2013, 09:44 IST .
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition
that may develop in response to one or more traumatic events, such
as deliberate acts of interpersonal violence, severe accidents,
disasters or military action.
The syndrome has been recognized for over 100 years; during the
First World War it was known as Shell Shock, by the Second World
War it had become Combat Fat..
Thursday, Feb 14,2013, 12:32 IST .
The modern world appears to have lost the concept of
romance. Perhaps, it has been left behind in the caskets
of history. Defined as an “ardent emotional attachment or
involvement between people”, the 21st Century has
replaced it by elements of lust and physical attraction.
Perhaps the media is to blame for influencing the recent
Monday, Feb 04,2013, 16:25 IST .
MP Shashi Tharoor must, by now, be sorely regretting his
decision to assist fellow Parliamentarian Naveen Jindal's Flag
Foundation of India with the launch of the infamous Tiranga
Jindal is already famous for his seven-year court battle that
won Indians the right to display the national flag, and infamous
Tuesday, Jan 29,2013, 00:56 IST .
Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the MP for Trivandrum. He sports a clipped
British accent and an accessory auto-fringe flick of his greying
hair. His biography reads like a man with
a profound superiority complex. KC Singh, former secretary in the
external affairs ministry, who coordinated Tharoor’s campaign..
Wednesday, Jan 23,2013, 08:46 IST .
It is no secret that the Congress Party has no substance to
them. They continue to capitalise on their past credibility,
gathered during the time of India’s independence.
They sport an Italian waitress as the hand that rocks the cradle
and her progeny as show pieces for the population. Sonia Gandhi
spearheads the campaigns but demonstrates little in the way of
Saturday, Jan 12,2013, 02:07 IST .
The art of decadence and glamour in Bollywood includes flashing
their well toned flesh and sporting a fluted glass of champagne
while being draped seductively across a rich, hot, six pack, whisky
drinking male. It is a kind of east-west clash gone wrong.
Expensive alcohol is flaunted by the rich and famous as a sign of
opulence. Alcohol is apparently a status symbol these days.
Saturday, Jan 05,2013, 12:58 IST .
On the 16th Dec 2012, two people
were in a state of emergency. Both had been violently beaten, and
one was horrifically gang raped. The story has flashed through
every news portal in the world. While there has been shock, horror
and demands for justice, we have not examined the manner in which
the population around the two victims behaved that night. Many of
Monday, Dec 31,2012, 00:26 IST .
Crocodile tears fell from the eyes of Congress leaders following
the death of a rape victim. She is called Amanat, a treasure kept
in trust or Damini, for a Bollywood movie heroine, or simply
The truth is, she could have been anyone. This is a lady who
typified India’s respected woman, the one who deserved it all - the
perfect life – but, in a tragic twi..
Tuesday, Dec 11,2012, 17:34 IST .
We all suffer from love sickness at some point in our lives. The
exhilarating feeling of intoxication and rush of emotions is caused
by a cocktail of chemicals affecting our physiological state. The
three proposed stages of love are lust, attraction and attachment.
Scientists say that each stage is influenced by a number of
hormones in our bodies. A trio of neurotransmitters - dopamine
Monday, Aug 13,2012, 18:22 IST .
Yoga Supermo, Baba Ramdev and his team have been at Ramlila
Maidan, New Delhi for a week now. Their protest continues
undeterred. This flamboyant gentleman has beaten all the odds and
leads a well organised effective protest. Contrary to popular
belief, he was able to command a large audience. Approximately two
lakhs attended Ramlila Maidan on the 12th August 2012.
The protest has ..
Saturday, Aug 11,2012, 15:04 IST .
60,000 and Rising...
It is said that when one door closes, another door opens. This was
certainly the case in India this week. Team Anna shut the lights off, shut up shop
and took their cricket bats home. Despite commencing a
Wednesday, Aug 08,2012, 13:47 IST .
Anna Disbanded : Team Anna disbanded recently
following their announcement that they would dip their toes in the
political gutter. Many faithful supporters plummeted into a deep
sense of bereavement. I likened it to a massive power failure in
India in my
Friday, Aug 03,2012, 15:23 IST .
Earlier this week, half of India plummeted into darkness.
It was dubbed as the world’s worst power failure affecting millions
of people. On the 2nd August 2012, the lights went out of the rest
of India. After inspiring millions of people world-wide,
progressing positively on their current protest,
Wednesday, Aug 01,2012, 15:48 IST .
Corruption is rife in India. It is entrenched within society –
so much so that many in India accept it as a way of life. The main
casualties are the most vulnerable in India’s vast 1.2 billion
population. Corruption is uncontrolled due to the serious
lack of accountability. The only light at the end of a very dark
tunnel is the grass roots campaign group-
Friday, Jul 13,2012, 16:32 IST .
Mr Pranab Mukherjee is a controversial politician, with a
spectacular talent for avoiding accountability. As one of
India’s leading high profile politicians, he advertises himself
fairly well on his website.
Saturday, Jun 09,2012, 18:22 IST .
Mr M V Tanksale - With Great Power Comes
Great Responsibility ... In the last few days, the
A Clear Emergency - Every 30 Minutes ...related to the deaths
of Indian farmers has generated some attention from the social
Wednesday, Jun 06,2012, 17:29 IST .
Indian farmers are committing suicide at a rapid rate. Despite
protests, their voice appears to be unheard by those in the
corridors of power. Suicides have been reported since the 1990s .
Wednesday, Feb 08,2012, 22:53 IST .
Two Indian ministers have been caught watching porn on their
Smart Phones in Parliament . The Telegraph UK weighed in on the
story. Please also read the Times of India sporting porn titles in