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  • Time to revisit incentives for justice system

    13-03-2019 21:32:00

    The abiding faith of the society that the man in uniform would never fake his case is of no value unless there is real disincentive for ruining the lives of accused

  • A timely ruling from the SAT

    27-02-2019 21:24:00

    Regulators would do well to correct course and sharpen enforcement - it would instil greater fear in the hearts of the real wrongdoers

  • Why we must show restraint

    13-02-2019 20:21:00

    Does holding elections alone constitute democracy? Or is there a crying need for deeper structural reform?

  • Need safeguards against 'state' violence

    17-01-2019 00:22:00

    Fairness in regulatory trials might be some way off in a society that makes movies on "encounters" and has wide following of gurus who philosophise abject violence

  • Unpopular thoughts to end the year with

    26-12-2018 21:06:00

    Why is farm loan waiver such a bad idea? And why did policymakers jettison the idea of inheritance tax?

  • Role clarity for CCI from Supreme Court

    12-12-2018 20:56:00

    Licensing regulators may have primacy on specific areas occupied by regulation

  • Bring back court scrutiny of corporate schemes

    28-11-2018 22:51:00

    Shifting jurisdiction to the corporate affairs ministry would be retrograde and indeed unconstitutional

  • Govt vs RBI: Handle with dignity

    07-11-2018 20:44:00

    A public spat is no means of resolving complex differences, unless of course, the idea is to make the differences simplistic and assert power play

  • Is the path to god one of anarchy?

    25-10-2018 20:42:00

    Criticising a Supreme Court judgment is one facet of democracy, but physically violating the enforcement of the ruling, is just unacceptable promotion of anarchy

  • Time to harness an unruly horse

    10-10-2018 20:40:00

    Here are five areas in the Competition Act, 2002, that need intense review and intervention

  • Stepping forward with delisting reform

    19-09-2018 21:11:00

    A reform proposed by the Sebi offers another chance for a transaction to succeed instead of having a guillotine kill a deal because the price is unacceptably high

  • Opportunity lost, but embrace what's in

    05-09-2018 23:12:00

    The recommendations of a committee reviewing provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, present the low-hanging fruit for reform

  • Needed: A good settlement mechanism

    16-08-2018 21:16:00

    One area that needs more attention is the dichotomy between the principle that the strength of the defence is irrelevant and the consideration of major and minor character of the violation alleged

  • Capacity building is imperative

    01-08-2018 21:07:00

    If the executive believes its agencies can and must play judge, it must invest in building capacity in regulators to conduct court-like proceedings in a fair, objective, firm and yet polite manner

  • When a tribunal gets benched

    19-07-2018 05:59:00

    If one were to run state agencies efficiently, there simply cannot be an absence of advance planning to ensure the tribunals we create are also well-manned by judges