Monthly Archives: June 2012

Humourous, but sensitive

An insider’s portrayal of government apathy   by DIPTENDRA RAYCHAUDHURI M K Kaw must have been an exceptional IAS officer. Any reader going through his book is bound to have the same impression as mine. He must have been an exceptional … Continue reading

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The Investment Destination

The Government of Karnataka is committed to playing the role of a catalyst and facilitator to maintain the State as India’s most preferred investment destination. Karnataka is a State that is well-known as ‘One State with Many Opportunities’.   Karnataka … Continue reading

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Memory problems

Mulayam in rush When Uttar Pradesh’s leader Mulayam Singh Yadav chose his son Akhilesh Yadav as the heir apparent and made him Chief Minister, many wondered why he was in such a hurry to hand over control. More recently, his daughter-in-law … Continue reading

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Gadkari’s coup

utilises business acumen of MBA & NRI BJP President Nitin Gadkari is going great guns after the so-called ‘successful covert Mumbai operation’. First, he has again got himself re-elected as party president for two years. Second, he stage managed the … Continue reading

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My friend Isher

gursharan kaur’s fav companion The First Lady is often in a quandary about whom to take with her for religious or social functions even though there is a queue for the asking. Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Manmohan … Continue reading

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Chidambaram’s network

eyes on finance ministry CHIDAMBARAM cannot forget the day when he was off-loaded from Finance Ministry and shifted to Home Ministry in North Block at Raisina Hills. He is a knowledgeable Home Minister and knows his job well but his … Continue reading

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nand for commerce secretary! Ever since Rahul Khullar joined as TRAI Chairman, it has been a puzzle in the Ministry of Commerce. According to all reports, Khullar never did get along with Commerce Minister Anand Sharma but he survived as … Continue reading

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2014! No babu from Bengal in Delhi

Don’t be surprised if West Bengal doesn’t have Secretary rank officer in New Delhi after 2014. Mamata Banerjee’s Chief Minister Office says a big ‘no’ to those who want to move to Delhi on deputation. In fact, many senior IAS officers … Continue reading

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DD’s predicament

Did you know that there is a TV channel called Rajya Sabha TV, managed by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat? Though there was ostensibly no need for this channel but who can fathom the minds of some of our Elders. With 781 … Continue reading

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Valley and wandering dogs

Srinagar is believed to facing a peculiar problem. Suddenly, the stray dog population in the Valley has increased and some are of high pedigree. Resident welfare associations are holding meetings, newspapers are abuzz and discussions are going in at all … Continue reading

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