Friday, May 27, 2016


In a move towards transparency and accountability, the Judges of the Supreme Court of India in 2009 began making their assets and liabilities public on the court's website. However of the current 29 Supreme Court Judges four of them have not yet made their assets public which include Justices  RF Nariman, Abhay Manohar Sapre, Uday Umesh Lalit and Amitava Roy in addition to the recently appointed four other Judges. 


On 2nd September 2009 the Judges of the Bombay High Court had decided through a unanimous resolution of the full court to make their assets public. But despite almost seven long years having elapsed the veil of secrecy over the assets and liabilities of Judges continues with the High Court defaulting in complying with its own resolution.


As is required to be done by all other public servants, the assets and liabilities of all Judges and their kin should be displayed annually for public analysis and scrutiny. Time for Judges to act transparently. It would then facilitate to identify and cleanse the Temples of Justice from the rotten apples plaguing it. Judges surely would not forgive those who default or fail in being clean and upright. Should they not lead by example?

Aires Rodrigues

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Monday, May 23, 2016


In denacracy, people elect their dictator. Why did you elect some BJP MLAs at all? You deserve to be toppled. Can they topple in T.N. or Kerala?
We have not come this far because of the politicians; but 'in spite of them'. The moment we call a +2 failed cheat as Minister for education or a tea master as Electricity Minister, we are dating doom. Your duty is to do your bit to the nation and ask not what the nation has todone to you. Above all,ignore politics, they are not worth your attention and time. Regards.

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On May 18, 2016 11:22 AM, John Philipose <> wrote:
Dear Sir, I am of the opinion that it is almost impossible to move the bureaucracy. Unless they are toppled the nation would never move ahead. Politicians are just pawns in their hands and they manipulate them with ease. The IAS has to be replaced by respective cadres in the respective ministries e.g Medical experts for Health Ministry, Rail experts for Rail Ministry, Defence Uniformed personnel for Defence Ministry, Shipping experts for Shipping Ministry, Financial wizards for the Finance ministry, Police chiefs for Home Ministry etc etc.

Unless the above is achieved, a politician can do nothing, even if he happens to be Narendra Modi. Modi thought he could handle them in 50 months but they proved smarter. Maybe he needs more time to de worm the nation of bureaucrats.


On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 6:53 AM, Aires Rodrigues <> wrote:

The Narendra Modi government is completing two years and has failed on all counts while throttling even basic democratic values. The foul modus operandi of high-handedly destabilizing elected governments in non-BJP ruled states must be stoutly deprecated. The right lessons must be learnt from Uttarakhand. India may be publicly acclaimed as the world's largest democracy but the ground reality is that we are now ebbing away from Democracy with no transparency in the functioning of the Government. Any person attempting to tell the Government that all is not well, gets manhandled. An opponent is incarcerated as a seditionist! 

Narendra Modi rode to power vowing that he will do in 50 months what others had not done in 50 years. He had promised 'Acche din' for the Aam Aadmi and Good governance but his then enthusiasm for freedom has been waning away and we now have an emerging culture of surveillance and secrecy.  Over the last two years he has only been blabbering and merrily touring the world. Fascism is at its peak, with sheer intolerance to any criticism

It is no secret that the BJP government is geared, controlled, and manipulated by the RSS and the VHP who are de