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Never has India's judiciary been under the kind of strain we witnessed last week when four Supreme Court judges effectively came out against the Chief Justice of India, ostensibly on procedural issues. There is no clear evidence of wilful impropriety on either side but a weekend on social media is enough to see the sad fact that the independent judiciary is being measured through political prisms.
Two seemingly unconnected events this month have a deep historic connection, and it is time to highlight that in the hope that India is better off focusing on development of underdogs than an outdated pride of the privileged. To everyone's surprise, Vidarbha became the national champions in cricket, lifting the Ranji Trophy, which in the old days used to usually go towards Bombay (Mumbai), Karnataka or Delhi. Mumbai has won it 41 times in its 84-year-old history.
On the face of it, this is a hugely successful week for India in its relations with the US, because President Donald Trump tweeted a warning to Pakistan, calling it a safe haven for terrorists, while his aide at the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke of withholding aid to the country -- albeit a measly $255 million after splurging $33 billion in aid to Islamabad.
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