Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2017 11:35:49

THE Supreme Court’s suggestion to the Centre to set up special courts to deal with criminal cases involving politicians in order to ensure their speedy disposal is welcome. With the Centre responding positively to the suggestion, things should now fall in place without any delay. Criminalisation of politics has assumed an alarming proportion. Lawbreakers are increasingly becoming law makers, posing a threat to the democracy, and, further vitiating political atmosphere. Election Commission has taken some steps to ensure that bad elements are kept out of poll arena. However, they are not enough as the affected leader approaches the court, seeking relief from the EC action. The case drags on for years in the court and the leader continues to enjoy the benefits due to him during the pendency of the trial. To avoid this, it is a good idea to have special courts to deal with the criminal cases related to politicians. As all the politicians are not tainted and many of them are framed, speedy trial will also help them in coming clean early.


IT IS good news that the very delicious and very popular Indian khichdi is being promoted as a Indian global food brand. If there is one dish that is popular among the rich and the poor across India, it is khichdi, the Queen of Indian dishes. You are ill and you need a healthy diet, eat khichdi. If you are in a hurry and want to eat a quick meal at home, cook khichdi and satisfy yourself to the fullest. If you are poor and need good nutrition, then khichdi is the best thing for you. If you are rich and want to eat simple food, away from the five-star dishes you eat regularly, then all you have to do is to tell your cook to make some khichdi for you. Of course, India has many such brands, exclusive and special and for both, rich and poor. Among those are samosas as well. Available at any street corner in India, easy to make and utterly delicious, the samosas, too, can have a global appeal. In fact, there are many such regional dishes across India that can be turned into brands. All we need to do to achieve that is to promote those with a sense of focus. The world is waiting for us. It is we who must move.