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Popat's interview

Our custodians of democracy are up in arms against what they call “unwarranted judicial activism.” Are politicians feeling the heat with courts breathing down their necks? Rajcreep Sorefake finds out in this exclusive interview with 4 time MP, Popat Lal Pyjamewala..So things are not going smoothly between politicians and the judiciary, right?PL: we don’t accept any interference in the way we work. We don’t like anyone telling us what to do, and what not to. When we have the audacity to ignore the electorate who vote for us, do you think we will listen to these people? Why are you having a debate in parliament on the role of judiciary?PL: actually, last week we had run out of issues. Infact this whole month we have been facing a paucity of debatable issues. Thus, we had to pick up some pungee issues on which we could do sometime pass and show the nation that we were working. This is why you saw a debate on the Indian cricket team’s debacle in South Africa. We have now prepared a list o…

Popat's interview

Our custodians of democracy are up in arms against what they call “unwarranted judicial activism.” Are politicians feeling the heat with courts breathing down their necks? Rajcreep Sorefake finds out in this exclusive interview with 4 time MP, Popat Lal Pyjamewala..So things are not going smoothly between politicians and the judiciary, right?PL: we don’t accept any interference in the way we work. We don’t like anyone telling us what to do, and what not to. When we have the audacity to ignore the electorate who vote for us, do you think we will listen to these people? Why are you having a debate in parliament on the role of judiciary?PL: actually, last week we had run out of issues. Infact this whole month we have been facing a paucity of debatable issues. Thus, we had to pick up some pungee issues on which we could do sometime pass and show the nation that we were working. This is why you saw a debate on the Indian cricket team’s debacle in South Africa. We have now prepared a list o…

Its winter again

Winter is here again and as I write this piece I could almost hear the sub zero winds blowing outside the window. It seems that the drop in temperature has started affecting the brains of some people in my office. This lady in (mostly attired in blue) sitting in a cubicle beside me has increased her telecon chat quota to almost 1:15:33. I am subjected to everthing from those consistent gigles to funny threats that she dishes out to her boyfriend every now and then. She makes it a point to ensure that her collegues are fully aware of all the events happening in her love life. The first time I heard her, I thought that she was screaming out to someone else sitting in another bay. Imagine my surprize when I realized that was not the case!! So what else is new? Nothing much except that I miss those evening walks that I used to take when I was working for a co near MG Rd. It was fun to be lost among the friday evening crowd and bump into people you wouldnt have seen for ages. Well gotta …

Its winter again

Winter is here again and as I write this piece I could almost hear the sub zero winds blowing outside the window. It seems that the drop in temperature has started affecting the brains of some people in my office. This lady in (mostly attired in blue) sitting in a cubicle beside me has increased her telecon chat quota to almost 1:15:33. I am subjected to everthing from those consistent gigles to funny threats that she dishes out to her boyfriend every now and then. She makes it a point to ensure that her collegues are fully aware of all the events happening in her love life. The first time I heard her, I thought that she was screaming out to someone else sitting in another bay. Imagine my surprize when I realized that was not the case!! So what else is new? Nothing much except that I miss those evening walks that I used to take when I was working for a co near MG Rd. It was fun to be lost among the friday evening crowd and bump into people you wouldnt have seen for ages. Well gotta …