Any rape trial is an invasion of the privacy, shame and trauma of the victims who allege rape and, if the accused is innocent, of the alleged rapist.
The English language press of India has characterised BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi as undesirable- to some he is mass murderer and to others a CM, who did not use his power to prevent the slaughter of innocents in his state.
The SC’s plea to Parliament is mouthwash. However glaring the case for a modernisation of this law, it is doubtful whether it will be a priority with any parliamentarian, writes Farrukh Dhondy.
Even though Malala probably has a full scholarship to her school, it is from a platform of very narrow elitist privilege that she is seen as championing universal education. Farrukh Dhondy writes.
In the past two weeks a debate about press freedom has been initiated by the Daily Mail, a national newspaper which attacked the Labour party leader’s late father Ralph Miliband, writes Farrukh Dhondy.
A co-chairperson of the British Conservative Party refuses to step down despite having links with extremists and being involved in an expense fraud. Farrukh Dhondy
The British defence ministry’s dilemma over Olympics security is genuine. In the present times, there can be no Games without high velocity missiles.
In Britain, an author received death threats for the TV adaptation of his book on the origins of Islam. This raises a big question: how far can intimidation curtail free speech. Farrukh Dhondy
Is there no candidate from the Indian subcontinent whom one could nominate, keeping in mind the elastic definitions of peace, as deserving of the Nobel Prize? Farrukh Dhondy
Women are often forced to keep quiet about sexual abuse. In Britain, the Savile case has encouraged many to speak up. Indian women should follow suit. Farrukh Dhondy
The suicide of Jacintha Saldanha after a hoax call by two Australian DJs will remain a socio-psychological mystery until the inquest in March. Farrukh Dhondy
David Cameron agrees with Barack Obama on the fact that Britain stays with Europe. And the US president repays the favour by not deporting a British interviewer, writes Farrukh Dhondy
We know of Roman Catholicism as persecuted and persecuting. But the religion has settled down. Now there's also a pontiff who resigns power through awesome humility. Farrukh Dhondy
A former British MP is in jail for speeding. Chris Huhne resigned his ministerial post and parliamentary seat, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. His ex-wife for perjury related to that case. There are not many nations where such an offence would end in this way. Farrukh Dhondy writes.
Maggie Thatcher's radical agenda that divided the United Kingdom was also the political revolution of lower middle-class England. Farrukh Dhondy