"Ours is a peaceful village. Nothing of the sort has taken place before," said a tribal woman. "And our court – the salishi sabha – has a moral code to implement. There is nothing harsh in our justice system."
Though seemingly disparate, one cannot help discerning subterranean similarities between Sachin Tendulkar’s Bharat Ratna and 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging. Uddalok Bhattacharya writes.
Two custodial deaths in India and Pakistan prove that we react more than respond. Uddalok Bhattacharya writes.
Rapists are not born. They are made. Those caught in the sordid tangle must begin the fight, writes Uddalok Bhattacharya.
Each imitation is different in its own way. But where does one draw the line? Uddalok Bhattacharya writes.
Public outrage is self-righteous and ignores the other side to every story
An incident last week has left me in great shock. A squirrel danced down a tree when I was taking a left turn. It scuttled towards me and a deadly accident happened. The poor little animal was crushed.
What makes important men and events acquire more importance with time?
The road to reimbursement of bills is paved with shadowy ethics. Uddalok Bhattacharya
In the first 45 years of his life, Tagore's principal comfort was the ancient Indian civilisation. Through its contact with the West, its quietness, he felt, was ruffled. That weakened us, he asserted.
I am all for women's empowerment - the level does not matter. They can do a lot to civilise men. I prefer sitting next to a woman in a bus. Please do not get me wrong. I prefer this for no reason other than that a woman knows how to sit properly, with decorum.
Rabindranath Tagore, whose 150th birthday will be celebrated tomorrow, was a keen observer of the night. He saw enormity in it, without despising the day.
A senior IPS officer's son had a dual problem. He was not sufficiently familiar with the hierarchy of the police service and often indifferent to it.
Prasanta Lahiri (name changed) has been living just outside Delhi, in Ghaziabad, for the past nine years or so. He is unmarried, and now well past marriageable age.
Lost address - The workforce in the postal department has been reduced but the workload is heavy. The result: postal delays, reports Uddalok Bhattacharya.
Does the Padma award have anything by way of a rider that says a person being investigated is not eligible for it? Uddalok Bhattacharya examines...
Whatever people may say, politicians, assuming the onus of leadership is on them, are not all responsible for the ills of our society, writes Uddalok Bhattacharya.
Mamata Banerjee’s major entry into politics 25 years ago had been dramatic. She was in politics earlier too. But that doesn’t matter, writes Uddalok Bhattacharya.
The years that I thought were the best of my life were spent without ‘the’ problem. But it returned after I joined the job of finding fault with what other people write, writes Uddalok Bhattacharya.