Shreya Kedia

Aadhaar as backbone of biometric India

Friday, 28 Jul 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

The Supreme Court should soon be deciding on privacy issues relating to the Aadhaar regime. But the project is needed The Union Government’s roadmap to expand the role of Aadhaar, from being just a voluntary document that was meant to maintain checks and balances on theft and pilferage from various social...

Queen of victimhood now in real trouble

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Edit

Mayawati hopes to strengthen her position among her core constituents, the Scheduled Caste voters, with her resignation from the Rajya Sabha in their name. Will it work? Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s resignation from the Rajya Sabha has become a talking point, both inside and outside Parliament. Much of the...

Exposing fake peddlers of Kashmiriyat et al

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Edit

Catastrophes of the kind that struck the Amarnath pilgrims not just kill people, but also peace in Kashmir. Crocodile tears and hollow condemnations will not solve the crisis Monday’s terrorist attack on a bus ferrying a group of Amarnath pilgrims, that killed more than half a dozen people and injured several...

Containing raging fire in Hills

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

The ongoing violent agitation in parts of West Bengal is the result of political mismanagement for decades, of the issues raised by the Gorkha people there Let us for a moment keep aside the issue of the creation of a separate Gorkhaland State demanded by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which...

Era of the perfect scorers

Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

However brilliant a student is, over-leniency in the marking system and 100 per cent in subjects such as Political Science and English, should raise eyebrows Yet another round of board examinations results, for both class X and XII, have been announced. And yet another generation is now preparing to take the...

No full closure in Nirbhaya case

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

Changes now made to the juvenile justice Act ought to have come years ago. The trial of minors accused of serious crimes is permitted in many democratic countries The Supreme Court’s order, upholding the death sentence for the four accused in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, has largely been...

Fake tribute and real holiday

Thursday, 04 May 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

Shutting down schools and Government offices in connection with birth and death anniversaries of prominent persons is a bad way to pay homage to these people. Instead, there is need for institutions to remain open and spread the personalities’ message Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s decision, which has also been...

Withering heights

Friday, 28 Apr 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was formed in 1972 following a split in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), when popular actor-turned politician MG Ramachandran (MGR), protested against DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s ‘dictatorial methods’. The exit of MGR, who made full use of his stardom for political success,...

When rejected by people, they reject EVMs

Friday, 21 Apr 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Big Story

The sudden clamour, questioning the functioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs), has come as a result of massive defeats that various political parties and their leaders have suffered in elections held recently across the country. The more-often-than-not belated discovery of EVMs being rigged is just an elucidation of the major...

It no longer pays to be a Romeo

Thursday, 06 Apr 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Oped

There is no disputing that Yogi Adityanath wants to bring about visible changes on the ground, and fast. Law and order is one area that he is determined to tackle, and the anti-Romeo squad is one of the vehicles for that change. But he must proceed with caution Soon after taking...


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