Free Press Journal
  • Will Niti Do Justice To Development?

    Exit the Nehru-Indira Gandhi era’s most pet and powerful Planning Commission. Enter Niti Aayog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic development policy think tank. Set up by a union government resolution in March 1950, the Planning Commission, under Prime Minister Nehru as its first chairman, was designed to promote a rapid rise in the standard of living of the people by efficient exploitation of the resources of the country, increasing production and offering

  • Is Shashi Tharoor complicit in the murder of Sunanda Pushkar?

    What took them this long? Well, you cannot deny that Shashi Tharoor’s status as a high-profile member of the Congress Party deterred the police from fully investigating the crime.  Even when several pieces of incriminating evidence smacked of foul play, the Delhi Police faltered. It looked over its shoulder for the possible reaction of the ruling party rather than taking the correct and legitimate step of registering a case of murder in

  • Student Behaviour

    It is a little difficult to distinguish between students and goondas in situations like the one reported from Calcutta where an examination had to be abandoned because riotous conditions followed a student complaint that the question paper was too stiff.