Press & Public Interest
Why Electoral Bonds are Necessary

Posted on 07 January, 2018 , No Comments Comments admin

India is the largest democracy in the world.  However, despite strengthening various institutions for the last seven decades, India has not been able to evolve a transparent political funding system.  Elections and political parties are a fundamental fe.....

My Article on Media’s Right to Free Speech, published in TOI, November 5, 2015.

Posted on 05 November, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

MEDIA’S RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH The Constitution gave a pre-eminent position to the Right to Free Speech. Whereas, the other fundamental rights could be restricted through reasonable restrictions, the Right to Free Speech could only be restricted, if the .....

Reporting with an Agenda

Posted on 30 December, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

Today morning I was surprised to read the reports appearing in the Media of my speech delivered yesterday, at the “Make in India” workshop. What is reported is a speech that I did not deliver. The reports indicated that I had spoken on the Reserve Ban.....

Perils of Falsehood

Posted on 27 December, 2014 , No Comments Comments admin

The online edition to “India today” and “The Hindu” have reported that a Goa based activist has asked the Prime Minister to order an enquiry on the alleged misuse of naval helicopter by my wife and daughter on 23rd December at Goa. The news item m.....

Sting Cameras for Hire

Posted on 07 December, 2013 , No Comments Comments admin

The Economic Times today carries a report on page 4 titled “Do Kings of Sting Operations Face a Credit Deficit ?” The essence of the story is that a significant number of websites have come up in recent years. Most of them specialize in sting operati.....

21st November, 2013

Posted on 21 November, 2013 , No Comments Comments admin

The Indian Media is on trial. A young intern alleged that a retired Judge had made an improper advance towards her. The media reported it extensively. The Chief Justice of India appointed a three Judge inquiry to examine the issue and report its' finding......