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A fait accompli to Supreme Court?

R S Prasad “No one is forcing (sic) to link Aadhaar with all facilities.” September 10, 2017.   This is true. A public toilet is a facility. You need not provide an Aadhaar number before walking into a Sulabh Sauchalaya and losing weight. Not yet, anyway.   Bank ATMs are plastered with signs threatening to lock bank accounts that are […]

A knee for bigotry

A knee for bigotry

The incredible images last week of the owners of National Football League (NFL) teams linking arms in solidarity with their players during the American national anthem attracted widespread attention for the sharp public rebuke they represented by some of US President Donald Trump’s staunchest supporters and financiers for his crude racist rant in Alabama. But look closely at those images […]

The oil in the machine

Everyone says the Indian economy is in crisis. Everyone is also agreed that bad policy, on the one hand (demonetisation), and bad practice, on the other (GST implementation), have caused it.   Now two very old BJP politicians, Subramanian Swamy (78) and Yashwant Sinha (approaching 80), have suddenly gone apeshit. They have prophesised doom.   Mr Swamy’s ire is understandable. […]

Regime under fire over Yingluck hunt

Regime under fire over Yingluck hunt

The government faced a barrage of criticism yesterday after foreign media reported that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in London, not in Dubai as suggested by senior regime figures. CNN reported Friday that Yingluck was in London seeking political asylum, while Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Thailand had already asked Interpol for help in finding her. The US-based […]

Experts warn on strategy picks

Chadchart: Tapped for panel post earlier The latest national strategy drafter picks have far more diverse backgrounds than members of other panels set up by the regime, but experts have warned simply including prominent businessmen is no guarantee of success. Former Pheu Thai minister Chadchart Sittipunt, beverage tycoon Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi and Somprasong Boonyachai, a former top executive of Advanced Info […]