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Indian society must find ways to hold ‘privileged’ judicial community accountable

India’s legal community operates like a self-serving guild enjoying influence and privilege at the cost of the society.
Cyber security

PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking quashing of govt’s surveillance order

The public interest litigation calls for the home affairs ministry's blanket surveillance order be tested against the fundamental right to privacy.
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How Facebook destroys privacy, undermines democracy & helps raise a surveillance state

In ‘Antisocial Media’, Siva Vaidhyanathan tries to untangle the complex web of social networks, even as they gain increasing control over our lives and polity.
Supreme Court of India

In Aadhaar, Supreme Court did not probe if it is a tool to track citizens

Not just privacy, but even on surveillance and excessive delegation, Supreme Court didn’t engage with the tough questions.
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The Aadhaar elephant in the room

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On privacy, Supreme Court’s Aadhaar verdict doesn’t even engage with the concerns

The Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict hardly assess if Aadhaar violates right to privacy.

Our privacy can’t be stripped for right to life: What lone dissenting judge said on Aadhaar Act

The minority judgment on Aadhaar Act, penned by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court, flagged the lack of limits set for UIDAI.

The lazy person’s guide to the Supreme Court’s landmark Aadhaar judgment

The Supreme Court's majority judgment on the Aadhaar Act held that the unique identification system did not create a surveillance state.

Aadhaar, a superb two-in-one judgement

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Why Justice D.Y. Chandrachud gave a dissenting judgment on Aadhaar

Legal experts have said that Justice Chandrachud’s loud dissent against the Aadhaar verdict will be valuable if ruling is reviewed in future.

On Camera


Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.