Christie Davies (December 25, 1941 – August 26, 2017)

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Christie Davies (Photo Courtesy : Wikimedia Commons)

 

I knew Prof. Christie Davies just by his name, as friend of Mr. S. V. Raju and contributor of articles to Freedom First.  It was only after Mr. Raju’s demise that we started corresponding on e-mail and he offered to write for FF Digital.   Continue reading

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Elphinstone Bridge Tragedy : No Lessons Learnt

Firoze Hirjikaka

If there is one truism in our “sare jahan se achha” Bharat, it is the near total lack of accountability and responsibility in those we have elected to govern us. Even worse, this is accompanied by a total absence of shame. Despite the usual platitudes from our “netas”, I doubt if there is a pang of conscience or remorse among the lot of them. Their attitude is that these things happen – especially in India where life is cheap and expendable – and that the blame lies everywhere except on themselves. Nothing illustrates this attitude better than the recent human – and entirely preventable – tragedy of the Elphinstone Bridge stampede in Mumbai.   Continue reading