Indian Parliament

A Matter of Principle

Venkat Iyer

The three dissenting judges on same-sex marriage may have helped preserve the rule of law in India

Cash for Questions

A brief history of an unholy parliamentary practice

The House Supremacy

The Supreme Court makes it clear that there is no judicial route to creating a fundamental right to marriage, same-sex or otherwise. Parliament alone can make laws

No Face-Saver for China

India has refused to present China with any ‘face-saver’ to facilitate a quiet withdrawal

The Great Power Shift

The overwhelming support for the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament marks the distance women have come in national life and is a big political victory for BJP

Bharat Mandapam

The entire ITPO complex has been transformed into a large and well-equipped conference centre and several halls to provide space for displays and exhibitions

Guessing Games

Modi has displayed a capacity for springing surprises

Science and God

Keeping with India’s cultural traditions

Uses of Leniency

A joint committee of Parliament has submitted a report on an omnibus Bill that seeks to decriminalise provisions in forty-two laws by replacing jail terms with penalties

Bad Manners in the House

The session is set to conclude several days before schedule in view of an implacable logjam between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress


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