THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
19 AUGUST 2018
OP-ED
OPINION
The dichotomy in India’s rule of law

The rule of law guides our legislative, executive and judiciary and all other institutions yet our country is in chaos. Harish Narasappa analyses the role of reason in making the rule of law stronger and effective to bring order in the country.

Law and Order Laws Society

NUCLEAR POWER
What nuclear weapons have done to us
Pokhran-II happened on May 1998, Firdaus Ahmed writes if nuclear weapons have made us more secure in these last twenty years.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
ARMY POLITICS
Dissension in the top brass?
Firdaus Ahmed reflects on the possibility that there is a budding pushback from the army commanders to their Chief’s increasing proximity with the ruling party at the Center.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Are India’s nuclear weapons in safe hands?
Firdaus Ahmed ponders if India’s nuclear weapons are in safer hands or not.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
OBITUARY
A guardian of rivers
Himanshu Upadhayay pays a personal tribute to the inspiring and dedicated river activist Latha Anantha, who passed away on 16th of November.

Water
HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Will biting the Bullet Train leave us with no teeth?
Darryl D'Monte analyses why the proposed Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is not the need of the hour, nor worth the cost.

Transport Environment
NUCLEAR AGE WAR
The myth of a nuclear peace
The two-front war remarks made by the Indian Army Chief recently makes Firdaus Ahmed question the usage of nuclear weapons in case of such a war.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
MUMBAI FLOODS
Mumbai after the 2005 deluge
July 26, 2017 marked the 12th anniversary of Mumbai’s mega flood in 2005. Darryl D’Monte looks into the causes and effects of the deluge.

Cities Environment
NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Mapping India’s doctrinal movement
The recently released joint doctrine shows a movement in India's strategic, nuclear, conventional and sub-conventional doctrines. Firdaus Ahmed claims that this necessarily will not make India any safer.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
JUDICIAL CAPACITY
Speedy disposal of court cases
High Courts and subordinate courts have been directed by the Supreme Court to expedite the disposing of criminal cases, yet cases languish for years in these courts. Harish Narasappa explains why it is so and how it can be fixed.

Laws
NUCLEAR THREAT
The hovering nuclear clouds
Is India shifting its nuclear strategy in a new direction? Firdaus Ahmed analyses what that would mean.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
INDO-PAK RELATIONS
The Parrikar thesis
Firdaus Ahmed analyses the recent comments made by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's in case of India being provoked by Pakistan.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
CONFLICT IN NUCLEAR AGE
World War II redux in the nuclear age
A mega Indian Army exercise aimed at sharpening Army's deep strike capabilities in enemy territory concluded last month in Rajasthan. Firdaus Ahmed analyses why having the strike capabilities in this nuclear age might be a mixed blessing.

Nat. Security Subcontinental Musings
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
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