Seema Chishti


Rage Done Right
Sat, Nov 17, 2018

An American treatise on the right kind of emotions that are needed to push back against the injustice of the times

With 1,034 judgments, Justice Joseph on top 10 list
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Justice Joseph was among four seniormost Judges at the time of the former CJI Dipak Misra who on January 12 made public the letter they wrote on what they thought was inappropriate allocation of cases.

The Urdu Press: Ayodhya truths
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

Ayodhya, the RSS chief’s Dussehra address and the BJP’s utterances on Ram Mandir have been discussed extensively in the Urdu press.

In light of Hashimpura, recalling PAC, UP’s controversial armed police force
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

UP PAC is one of several State Armed Police Forces who operate in addition to the regular state police, and are equipped to handle severe law and order situations. The ‘anti-Muslim’ narrative around the PAC gained traction after the 1987 Hashimpura killings.

Plea against Rakesh Asthana went to three SC benches before being dismissed
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

The appointment of CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent by the government on administrative leave along with CBI Director Alok Verma, had been challenged in the Supreme Court last year.

Explained: What’s in Allahabad’s name
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath wants to rename it Prayagraj. The historical context.

Between the Lines
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

A lookback at the life and times, poetry and prose of Shahryar, and the journey of Urdu-Hindi poetry in Aligarh Muslim University

Quota in promotions OK but keep out creamy layer among SCs, STs: Supreme Court
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

It ruled that states no longer need to collect quantifiable data on the backwardness of SCs and STs in granting quota in promotions, but will have to back it with data to show their inadequate representation in the cadre.

What the petitioners in Aadhaar case said: ‘Govt can’t control Mallya, Choksi, wants to check how much poor eat’
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

In coming days, there will surely be a spate of arguments on the "correct" import of the 1,448-page verdict, with varying and possibly conflicting interpretations.

Upward mobility: Muslims down; SCs, STs up; upper-caste & OBCs unchanged
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

The study also says that mobility levels for African Americans in US are better than those for Muslims in India but the movement of Dalits and Scheduled Tribes is comparable to that of African-Americans.

Colleagues on Justice Gogoi: ‘He is a no-nonsense judge… a big heart who thinks with his mind’
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

As Justice Ranjan Gogoi gets set on course to meet this destiny, his colleagues in the topmost court term him as “a man of few words, strong and deep convictions and also a man of action. He speaks little but acts.”

Elgaar Parishad probe: Concocted to criminalise me, activists, says Sudha Bharadwaj
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

“I categorically state that I have never given Rs 50,000 to hold any programme in Moga. Nor do I know any Com. Ankit who is in touch with Kashmiri separatists,” Sudha Bharadwaj wrote.

The Wars They Lived
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

Battles rage and freedom cries ring loud as people live and love in fictional Pipli town, in this novel set in the 1940s

Simultaneous polls: Law panel raises questions, says need for more debate
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The Law Commission said it was doing this with the “intention to initiate a healthy and sustainable debate on the issue” since simultaneous polls are “not possible within the existing framework of the Constitution”.

Elgaar Parishad probe: House arrest for Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha means police move in and watch 24 x 7
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

On Thursday, the first day after the Supreme Court order, the police stayed inside the house, watching and monitoring everything they did.

Elgar Parishad event: Arrests undermine basics of democracy, says former CJI RM Lodha
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

He said the arrests were “an attack on freedom of speech... and an act to undermine the fundamentals of Constitutional democracy”.

Indian rationalism, Charvaka to Narendra Dabholkar
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Investigations and a series of arrests made by the Maharashtra ATS and Karnataka Police point to connections among these murders, and suggest the involvement of radical Hindutva groups.

We Need to Talk: How Hindi cinema has held a mirror to ourselves
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Do films echo reality? Or do they influence the reality? And can a film like Mulk get viewers to change their thinking?

Why Vajpayee was indispensable for Jan Sangh, BJP
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: His role in making Sangh ideology palatable to India beyond its core supporters is what made his contribution crucial.

One nation, one election: Law panel set to clear joint polls, flag key amendments
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Indications are that the recommendation will be part of the final report which will be submitted to the government by the commission before its term ends on August 31.