Golden Chariot flies again without NOC

Golden Chariot flies again without NOC Tuesday, March 28, 2017 By Raju Vernekar In a classic case of apathy, the inspection carried out by the State Energy Department, into a fire that broke out at the Golden Chariot Hotel, located at Hub Mall, Goregaon East, in December last year, has remained on paper and the hotel has resumed normal operations despite the fire brigade revoking an NOC granted to it. The hotel was gutted by a…

"Golden Chariot flies again without NOC"

Unlawful to make Aadhaar mandatory

Recently, I attempted a tweetstorm on why I think the 2016 Aadhaar Act does not override, or render useless, the orders passed in Oct 2015 by the Supreme Court. I argued that all of the recent notifications by various central government authorities making Aadhaar mandatory to avail the respective service of those authorities, are in manifest violation of the Supreme Court’s orders.   This post is to explain those points in a little more detail and…

"Unlawful to make Aadhaar mandatory"

Wake up. It’s Propaganda – the A to Z of it

A guest post by Hari Prasad on the propaganda prevailing in India, the nature of it and the implications it has for the country and its ability to understand its government. India. It was May, 26th 2014. There was a coronation in front of an historic building to an undisputed emperor of the purportedly new dawn, the king of good days (not times). There was hope, expectation, (misplaced) rejuvenation among many and there was anxiety,…

"Wake up. It’s Propaganda – the A to Z of it"

Why does liberal thought not proliferate among the masses?

This post is the second in a series that discusses democracy and the idea of a shared country from the ground up. The previous post asked why, when the basis of civilization was a need to co-exist with some guaranteed security, the masses chose to believe in paranoia. I attempt to present some views here. The masses at large are preoccupied with what they come in direct contact with. Few have the inclination or interest…

"Why does liberal thought not proliferate among the masses?"

No BMC action against Golden Chariot

No BMC action against Golden Chariot Wednesday, March 15, 2017 By Raju Vernekar Although the fire brigade has cancelled the NOC granted to the Golden Chariot Hotel, located at Hub Mall, Goregaon East, which was gutted in a massive fire on 29th December, 2016, the BMC is yet to take action against the hotel which was accused of blocking fire-exits and carrying out structural changes that allegedly led to delay in putting off the fire.  Deputy Chief Officer has…

"No BMC action against Golden Chariot"