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
Regulators would do well to correct course and sharpen enforcement - it would instil greater fear in the hearts of the real wrongdoers
Does holding elections alone constitute democracy? Or is there a crying need for deeper structural reform?
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
Why is farm loan waiver such a bad idea? And why did policymakers jettison the idea of inheritance tax?
Licensing regulators may have primacy on specific areas occupied by regulation
Shifting jurisdiction to the corporate affairs ministry would be retrograde and indeed unconstitutional
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
Criticising a Supreme Court judgment is one facet of democracy, but physically violating the enforcement of the ruling, is just unacceptable promotion of anarchy
Here are five areas in the Competition Act, 2002, that need intense review and intervention
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
The recommendations of a committee reviewing provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, present the low-hanging fruit for reform
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
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
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