Dr Madabhushi Sridhar

Is ACB report personal information?

Privacy continues to be the most frequent excuse for stonewalling the information questions. In Maharashtra, the State Information Commissioner (SIC) directed the public authority to give information to an applicant…

Reciting Preamble is not a crime

That way reciting the Constitution’s Preamble has been transformed from text to socially dynamic statement...  Against this new method of agitation, authorities slapped various criminal charges including sedition, arrested several…

Do we have right to read books?

Seizure of books before publication is a worst restriction than pre-censorship, which is not permitted under fundamental rights of our Constitution. But it happened recently in Telangana. Right to think,…

The State of RTI in three States

A Government Order (GO) is an administrative decision of the government regarding a policy, programme or official activity. The Right to Information Act 005 under Section 4 mandates governments to…

Murders passed off as Deaths

We call Gandhi as Father of our nation, who preached non-violence, but police stations remain mothers of custodial violence throughout the country. *** During 17 years till 2018, 1727 persons…

Scientific temper: A Fundamental Duty

Rational thinking and scientific truths will have disastrous consequences sometimes where authoritarian state and irrational society turn into serious enemies. The All India Peoples Science Network, a network of over…

Freedom to die

The pandemic- tobacco is killing around 40 lakh people every year in India alone, while corona killed 3.29 lakh only so far from first and second waves. There was an…

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