Posts Tagged ‘ Tamil Nadu ’

Mullaperiyar: The Problem and the Solution!

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Affairs

It is a story of how a foreign power, then occupying the country, using their power, forced a native Kingdom to agree to give up its rights over a river and its water for 999 years, in exchange for a small amount to be paid as rent to the Kingdom. This agreement was inked in 1886. Even after the occupying powers had left the country, the succeeding popular Government of Kerala agreed to honour the agreement that was obviously one sided – in favour of Tamil Nadu – and executed a fresh agreement in 1970, with substantially same provisions.

The Blind Side!

May 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Articles

We’ve heard in many a media reports that Indian judges tend to live in their ivory towers, unchecked in their role while delivering judgments. Here’s one such outrageous example, where a judge actually ignored the constitution and demonstrated that grandest of stupidity is possible even in courts’ judgments. And yet we remained silent! There was a case of a Mr Haribaskar back in the 90’s when he was the Chief Secretary to Jayalaltiha’s cabinet in Tamil Nadu.