Is Ratan Tata's SC petition on 2G tapes a bad strategy?

Ratan Tata would be well advised to sack the lobbyist, withdraw the petition from the Supreme Court and let the tapes remain in the public domain. Otherwise he risks damaging his reputation forever which will be a sad thing. As for the tapes, they will remain in public domain (the Internet is too vast to be covered by a court injunction).

Corrupt judges: Open letter to Soli Sorabjee

Prashant Bhushan, one of India's leading advocates, is facing contempt proceedings after he alleged in an interview that eight of the last 16 Chief Justices of India were corrupt. His father and India's former law minister, Shanti Bhushan, recently sought to implead himself in the contempt petition filed against his son. The father-son duo's attempt to cleanse India's higher judiciary of corruption is courageous but former attorney general Soli Sorabjee thought otherwise. The letter is in response to the unfortunate remarks by a very senior legal luminary.

Mining Mess: Open letter to Manmohan Singh

It is ironic that while iron ore worth Rs 100 crores is being pilfered and looted by private interests each day in a cosy crony capitalistic relationship, NMDC is looking for fresh investment for iron ore in Australia! Add to that the proposed allotment of iron ore to private barons worth trillion of dollars for petty royalty and not to NMDC, the tragedy of a poor nation suffering at the hands of corrupt politicians is complete.

Naxal issue: Open letter to P Chidambaram

This is in response to your repeated taunts on NDTV that the civil society must respond to the wanton killing by the Naxals. It appears that the interview was tailor-made for getting the consent of the Cabinet for more firepower and airpower to combat the Maoists. The diabolic support of Arun Jaitly, be it by describing you an injured martyr, was designed to achieve his ambition through the support of the mining barons of the BJP-ruled states.

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