Blackmail with RTI

A restaurateur receives a call. ”You are running restaurant in a building in violation of the sanctioned building plan. I will not make it an issue if you pay me…,” says a Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) health official on the other end. The restaurateur ignores the call. Two days … Continue reading

‘Harassed’ husbands take up cudgels

Mumbai: “Indian male – hapless animal”; “women empowered men unpowered”; “husband not an ATM machine”, “options for Indian male – be henpecked or handcuffed”… these are some of the messages flashed on placards by members of various organisations who had gathered at Azad Maidan on the occasion of International Men’s … Continue reading