Monthly Archives: November 2012

The collusion

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012   COVER STORY politics kleptocracy Politico-business nexus The collusion Politicians seem to have lost the cause with Independence. In the vacuum have emerged a new ‘mission money’ class who have no other priority … Continue reading

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Bartering India’s Security?

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012 SECURITY border siachen Bartering India’s Security? Rumours of an impending ‘settlement’ on Siachen were began to surface of late. Then, the Atlantic Council of Canada that acted as a ‘peace- by Kunal Verma … Continue reading

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Team for 2014

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012 POLITICS cabinet renu mittal Team for 2014 The Congress has neatly balanced both Dr Singh’s and Rahul’s men in the new ministry, with a eye on states where it seeks to consolidate its … Continue reading

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Nuke-power orFreedom Choice is Yours!

GOVERNANCE m g devasahayam Nuke-power orFreedom Choice is Yours! The high-handedness adopted against protestors of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant makes a mockery of democracy and freedom Proclaiming that ‘bread is more important than freedom’, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed … Continue reading

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defence production

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012   GOVERNANCE defence production Clamour for clarity by Naresh Minocha The licensing of production of defence hardware and software is bristling with fundamental issues. One such issue is the nonexistence of clear-cut norms … Continue reading

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civil services prabhat kumar

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012   GOVERNANCE civil services prabhat kumar   Change the dynamics of leadership The question is whether civil servants can discharge their constitutional responsibility without assuming a specific leadership role in the society?   … Continue reading

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Why we love to despise the police

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012   SECURITY police a k verma   Why we love to despise the police The criminal justice systems and societal fault lines worsen the police image, making policing a thankless job   Ever … Continue reading

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MANDARIN MATTERS

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012 MANDARIN MATTERS berlin a madhavan   The wall comes down The eventful days leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall and an analysis of post Cold War geo-political issues in Europe … Continue reading

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Have rules, at your own peril!

 Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012   MY CORNER civil services amitabh thakur   Have rules, at your own peril! The promotion of IAS, IPS and IFS officers is being regulated by three separate Government guidelines, which do … Continue reading

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Nosediving

Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012   SILLY POINT humour mk kaw Nosediving   Kingfisher is in the throes of death. This is the unanimous verdict of aviation experts. The symptoms are there for everyone to see. The … Continue reading

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