Free Press Journal
  • Will Kim Jong-un take Donald Trump for a ride?

    It is not often remembered that 65 years after the Korean Armistice Agreement was designed to “insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved”, the Korean peninsula is still at war. A high-level US-North Korean dialogue might end this dangerous situation but that is not what all observers want.

  • Nepotism hovers on Indian judiciary

    The jurisprudence on controversial topics like the right to privacy and the right to euthanasia is curtailed because intellectual enrichment is not always restricted to judges’ families alone although they have a head start in life.

  • UP Bypolls: BJP jolted, Congress rejected, regional outfits revived

    The BJP has been jolted by the UP and Bihar voter. The party’s defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies and its failure to wrest the Araria Lok Sabha seat from the RJD constitutes a timely warning that the voter is looking for delivery on promises made during the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. The outcome of the by-polls may not mean anything to the stability of the Central and State

  • Sexism under scanner, Filmon mein naachnewali and other such slurs

    This is an ad by a very successful car manufacturer of German origin, which shall remain unnamed, because outrage and controversy just offer more — and free — publicity. (Like the clothing manufacturer that routinely used offensive photos in their ads, for this very reason). The ad is not new but has surfaced on social media, and hence, watched again.

  • Maldives shows India the mirror, hits where it hurts the most

    Maldives has shown India the mirror and hit where it hurts the most — by reminding New Delhi to keep out of its internal affairs and citing the example of Kashmir, where India brooks no meddling.

  • Mehbooba Mufti was helpless in Haseeb Drabu sacking

    The dismissal of J and K finance minister Haseeb Drabu by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is unfortunate. It eliminates the intelligent and credible voice from the State Government. And also snaps a trustworthy link between the PDP and the BJP, which together manage a patchy arrangement of governance in the troubled State. The immediate trigger for Drabu’s removal was his remark during the course of an address to a chamber of industry

  • Indigo, GoAir ‘grounded’: Put up with this disruption

    The widespread disruption caused by the sudden cancellation of a large number of flights by the private carriers, Indigo and GoAir, on Tuesday was inevitable following a direction from the Director General of Civil Aviation. Passenger safety rightly received priority over adhering to pre-announced flight schedules. Though, the engines on Airbus planes had been a source of concern for sometime, the DGCA finally took the call on the airworthiness of Airbus A320

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    Passive Euthanasia: Supreme Court liberates the incurable

    Last week, there were many who heaved a sigh of relief. The Supreme Court finally decided to legalise both passive euthanasia and the Living Will ( supremecourt/2005/9123/9123_2005_Judgement_09-Mar-2018.pdf). Many were elated, as was this author because he has been involved with an organisation (Society for the Right to Die with Dignity or SRDD) which was a co-intervenor to the petition that Common Cause, an NGO, had filed before the Supreme Court.

  • UP by-polls: Reality check for BJP

    The successive by-election defeats of the BJP in the Hindi heartland – first in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and now Uttar Pradesh and to an extent in Bihar — point to a discernible disillusionment of the voters with the BJP while also signifying a virtual end to the long honeymoon of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the electorate.