Jayanthi Natarajan

Jayanthi Natarajan

Jayanthi Natarajan

America tagging the wrong foot

There was a time when an almost constant topic of discussion in political, intellectual and education circles, and in homes, was the problem of “brain-drain” from India.

Politics of patriotism

From the time I was a small child, I remember climbing onto the terrace of my grandfather’s house every morning and saluting as some member of the staff unfurled and hoisted the national flag.

Law of construction

On January 8, 2011, the All-India Federation of Women Lawyers held the All-India Women Lawyers Conference in Hyderabad.

Security vs dignity

The same day that newspapers carried reports of Indian ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar being singled out for a “pat-down” security check in Mississippi because she was wearing a sari, I

The irony of protest

The Winter Session of Parliament has not witnessed a single full day’s legislative work.

The leaders’ legacy

The India Habitat Centre in New Delhi has rarely witnessed such a gathering.

Let’s have a ‘fair’ deal

The Supreme Court of India has delivered a recent judgment regarding the application of the Prevention of Domestic Violence to women in live-in relationships.

The idea of inclusion

Mrs Sonia Gandhi addressed a massive public meeting at Trichy recently, and the key message in her speech was her commitment and that of the Congress towards inclusive growth.

The case of law

A recent visit to the Madras high court, to address young lawyers enrolling in the Bar Council, left me completely amazed.

MPs’ honest demand

My views on salary of the members of Parliament are not likely to be popular. Over the last few days, the electronic media has relentlessly flashed stories regarding the proposed hike of salaries and allowances of MPs. Most of the coverage has been brutally critical and in many instances, cynical and pejorative as well. MPs have been

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.