Usually, the publisher prods the author, especially a politician or a bureaucrat, to tell all in their autobiographies, and it is the author who is inhibited or scared to reveal all. But, in the case of the irrepressible Markandeya Katju, former Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India chairman, it is the other way round. His memoirs have been delayed because a lot of what he says in it about fellow judges, netas and people in high places could be deemed defamatory. His editors have asked him to water down certain passages, especially about graft charges against other judges. Katju is working on it, but knowing him, his book, now slated to be out by the year-end, will have enough ammo.
PM Modi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have been having a faceoff almost on a daily basis, starting from the fight for...