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Letter to Chairman, Karnataka Police Complaints Authority

Ashwin Mahesh, one of Bangalore’s highly engaged citizens, shared a letter (on Facebook) addressed to¬†Justice Rajendra Babu, Chairman of the Karnataka Police Complaints Authority. Based on inputs from the discussion we had a few days ago, and with the new policy guidance from the Takshashila Institution, I have put together this final version of the [...]

The danger to women lurks within us

[Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on my other blog.] In a Dec 27, 2012 editorial in The Hindu, Praveen Swami shares several statistics on how other countries have combated rape. Lest we take too much comfort from some of the statistics, he reminds us that in a culture of misogyny, legal and judicial reforms [...]

Crime does not pay – a rebooting manifesto

[Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on my other blog.] It’s been over a week since a hapless young medical student was brutally gang-raped and mercilessly beaten to within a micro-inch of her life. In this glorious nation’s capital.. inside a moving private bus with tinted windows that drove past five police checkposts without [...]