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Sudha R. Shenoy
Sudha R. Shenoy
Sharad Anantrao Joshi
Sharad Anantrao Joshi
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Sauvik Chakraverti
Sauvik Chakraverti
M R Pai
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Nani Palkhivala
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The gut-level reaction of the man is the true barometer of faith in the judiciary.
Justice H.R. Khanna deserves his own niche and spotlight in the history of the growth of liberalism in the Indian context.
The point is whether, under the cloak of an avowedly socialistic pattern of society, the country is not being driven along totalitarian paths to totalitarian targets.
A Fascist dictatorship and its leader are above the Law and the Judiciary is in consequence reduced to subservience.
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Musings
The Comman Man and the Judiciary
The gut-level reaction of the man is the true barometer of faith in the judiciary.
Minoo Masani’s Lecture on the Economics of Freedom
The point is whether, under the cloak of an avowedly socialistic pattern of society, the country is not being driven along totalitarian paths to totalitarian targets.
What is Fascism? By Minoo Masani
A Fascist dictatorship and its leader are above the Law and the Judiciary is in consequence reduced to subservience.
Freedom of Self-Expression
The spirit of freedom is apt to suffer restraints from sources alien to the art itself. The interference may come from false notions of prudery and decency as well as from politics, race, community and language.
Modern Policing for Modern India
In a democracy the first thing to recognize is that the police are not mere enforcers alone. They are upholders of the law. There is a difference. Enforcement has the connotation of unquestionable authority.
The Role of Judiciary in Parliamentary Democracy by Justice M.C. Chagla
Our system faces no theoretical dilemma but a single continuous problem how to apply to ever changing conditions the never changing principles of freedom

Opinions

Justice H.R. Khanna and the Art of Speaking Truth to Power
Justice H.R. Khanna deserves his own niche and spotlight in the history of the growth of liberalism in the Indian context.
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Shetkari Sanghathana : A Movement for Freedom – Part II
Shetkari Sanghathana : A Movement for Freedom – Part I
The Public Distribution System : A Boon or a Bane?
What is the Role of Government in Agriculture?
The Life and Times of Sharad Joshi
The Challenges for Liberal Grassroots Movements
Liberalism and the Challenge of Polarisation
The Relationship Between Citizen and State
The Hope for a Liberal Political Alternative
The Early Years, Emergency Era and Tryst with Civil Services

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