The writer, a retired IPS officer, was Mumbai police commissioner, DGP Gujarat and DGP Punjab, and is a former Indian ambassador to Romania.
Because police in India today are not expected to uphold the rule of law, but the rule of the party in power
KPS had an imposing physical presence; he was tall and handsome.
The minority may be forced to reconcile to being second-class citizens. But will the majority enjoy a better life if the rule of law is forsaken by those mandated to uphold it?
By brokering a face-saver for MNS, Devendra Fadnavis has shown himself as a CM afraid of a bully
Now PM must apply the same principle to all crime — including communal crime
Surviving officers of the 1953 batch of the Indian Police Service consider Raghuram Rajan as one of their own. When he was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank, we were overjoyed. When he appeared on television to explain his decisions, we listened intently. When his integrity was questioned by the BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, we […]
Karkare is not alive to defend himself against all the forces that have been unleashed against him in his absence
The Shah Banoo decision shocked the conscience of all liberal minded Indians. The Hindu right, of course, gained enormously.
Send Delhi’s nationalist lawyers to the Kashmir front to do some real soldiering.
He was the constable who became Salman Khan’s bodyguard. Mumbai Police must reflect on his story.
All of you who got to see the IAF Corporal, Mohd. Sartaj, on television Sunday evening are bound to be moved by his level-headed equanimity, courage under adversity and lack of any anger or ill-will despite being wronged, horribly wronged. Sartaj is the elder of the two sons of Mohd. Akhlaq who was lynched to […]
Rakesh Maria’s removal further undermines the morale of Mumbai Police.
I am surprised that he should not have expected the government to frown on his decision to prosecute the VHP and Bajrang Dal leaders of Bundi who had been arrested by him and charged for fermenting a communal riot in the town.
The courts must step in when governments persecute individuals like Setalvad.
Going slow on ‘Hindu terror’ is dangerous. It’s also an insult to the memory of Hemant Karkare.
Modi is a tall leader. Then why does his government sometimes act in petty, vengeful ways?
Instead of ‘family planning’ for Muslims, Christians, let’s educate all our girls.
And, as a Christian, suddenly a stranger in my own country.
Only cadre officers, that is, those who have been absorbed into the IPS, can hold certain jobs like SPs in the districts.
Ruskin Bond in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again" captures Bond's growing up years where he is seen dealing with the loss of his father, reacquainting himself with his mother who now has a new husband and discovering his love for books.