K.N. Bhat

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Judge, gadfly and newsmaker

Maverick, eccentric or unique? Which of these adjectives describe Justice Markandey Katju — the current chairman of the Press Council of India — adequately? Considering Justice Katju’s ability to shift from reality to fantasy without any forewarning, all of these epithets may fit on a given occasion, but none as aptly as I-centric.

In a federal system, most of the inter-state rivers lead to serious disputes when it comes to water sharing.

The ugly turn of events in the Cauvery river water dispute between upstream Karnataka and downstream Tamil Nadu is testimony to the extreme emotions people have about sharing water, which is a sensiti