Sedition is the new Arranged Marriage

When Karl Marx observed in 1852 that history repeated itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, he could have been taking about our sedition law! Consider the absurdity of the situation we face today. Back in college, when my friends and I ranted from time to time about some…

Decriminalising Defamation

When the inimitable Subramanian Swamy added his name to a gallery of eminent Indian politicians who have been sued for criminal defamation, he could at least demand that he be taken seriously because he had suffered the mandatory rite of passage! I am not being facetious. An allegation you make…

Uber Rubbish

The tragic rape of a girl in an Uber cab triggered the usual tryst with unreality. The Delhi Government’s Transport Department immediately ‘banned’ internet cab aggregators- including Uber, Taxi-for-Sure and Ola- from operating in Delhi. Meanwhile, Delhi Police registered an FIR against Uber for misleading customers by falsely suggesting that…

Criminalising Corporate Restructuring

If you are one of those corporate consultants who advise clients on business restructuring, here is a piece of gratuitous advice: get out of it. It’s too dangerous. If you are a professional manager who has consented to sit on the board of a spun off business, or its holding…

The Future Of Firebomb Feminism

If you are a women and live in India’s Rape Capital, the good news is that you are at a much lower risk of rape than sensationalists would have you believe. Modern attitudes to permissive relationships may have served to greatly enrich the lives of some business executives but the…