If you have decisions taken from time to time at the level of the executives, which gives the impression of being discriminatory, if you are not open when government is functioning, then obviously people will make allegations.
The government must adopt a rights-based approach that speaks to the needs and aspirations of surrogate mothers, children born out of surrogacy, and all individuals who want access to altruistic surrogacy services.
Appointments to the higher judiciary must be through transparent processes, which ensure that persons of impeccable integrity and high competence are appointed to these positions.
The overreach of the judiciary can be attributed to, one, the inability of the executive to deliver; and two, the tendency to issue judicial pronouncements for national good. The second element is dangerous because that's the function of the government.
Natural resources must be so distributed, by way of auction or otherwise, that they serve a larger public purpose.
There is an urgent need for the Central government to take the lead in ensuring health and nutrition service delivery.
Cleanliness is a good thing, which the society should embrace. But it has nothing to do with Modi, nor can he implement it.
Just as judges have enormous stake in the appointment of judicial officers in the higher judiciary, the government has an equal stake. Since both of us have stakes in the appointment of members of the higher judiciary, the consultation of both of them is absolutely necessary. The government must have a say.
Judges decide upon copyright law. They decide upon trademark law. They decide upon scientific issues. They decide upon very complex technical issues on a daily basis. So you must have confidence in the Supreme Court, that they will apply their mind and they will come out with a decision consistent with the Constitution.
If you employ an army, have money, bombard cyberspace with misinformation, innocent people tend to buy it.
When the state machinery defends criminals and the public prosecutors collude with the accused in certain cases and the victims are members of a particular community, then 'Justice to all' is empty rhetoric.
It would be a matter of concern for government if intrusive data capture has been deployed against Indian citizens or government infrastructure.
The BJP, undoubtedly, is a party with a mission. Spreading hatred and religious discord, indulging in state-sponsored violence and fake encounter killings, and resorting to divisive politics have been integral to this mission.
We must make the government accept that at a time when we are expected to look ahead, we cannot afford to start discriminating against our own people in the name of 'ethos.'
I think poetry is a fabulous medium to encapsulate thoughts far more precisely than prose.
I believe a true Hindu in India could never have endorsed the killing of the Mahatma.
India should be an exporter of technology.
All of us have a romantic streak in us. That's why we are fallible, aren't we?
I have no personal ambitions. I consider it a great privilege to have been given an opportunity to serve, through the Congress party, the people of India. I think that itself is a great reward. I have no personal ambitions in that regard.
M&A guidelines need to be liberal.