Monthly Archives: March 2013

Toys they force you to buy

COVER STORY defence dud deals   Toys they force you to buy Logic in the world of bullets, bombs and ballistics dictates that China is the most populous, Gulf is overflowing with petrodollars, Israel or Iran have the utmost threat, … Continue reading

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Buy Indian

COVER STORY arms deals shubhabrata bhattacharya     Buy Indian There is a need for a sustainable PPP model to take the Indian defence industry out of the mud   For the past 25 years, the political discourse in India … Continue reading

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BAD & UGLY

COVER STORY defence wheeler-dealers   BAD & UGLY They have what it takes to make the graphs in the Indian arms trade go up or down. This is a peep into the world of the Ravi Rishis, Win Chadhas, Nandas, … Continue reading

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Merchants of destruction

COVER STORY defence lords of war     Merchants of destruction The global arms trade has had its share of warlords, middlemen, go-getters, path-finders, fixers and agents. They have insight into the needs of both buyer and seller, the infrastructure … Continue reading

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Top 10 who profit from war!

COVER STORY defence war factories   Top 10 who profit from war! They say the arms industry never changes its leaders who control the demand and supply, dominate the world’s weapons market and its bulk profits. Their interest is to … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of ‘Vinod Rai’?

GOVERNANCE cag m g devasahayam   Who’s afraid of ‘Vinod Rai’? Vinod Rai and Digvijay Singh have raised and responded contrastingly to two very critical issues directly related to democracy and democratic accountability   In the mid-sixties, there was a … Continue reading

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All airs about nothing

GOVERNANCE prasar bharati   All airs about nothing Formation of committees is the only activity done since Jawahar Sircar took over as CEO of Prasar Bharati. And amidst all this activity there is no plan in sight to revive the … Continue reading

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Picking pockets

GOVERNANCE unclaimed funds insurance   Picking pockets Both life and non-life insurance companies are sitting on huge funds belonging to the investor or policy holder   by Dr G S Sood   Mis-selling of products is the single most important … Continue reading

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The quiet innovator

MANDARIN MATTERS the 1990s prabhakar menon   The quiet innovator Foreign policy under PV Narasimha Rao reflected the growing realisation in India of its own capabilities or lack of them   India’s foreign policy formulation and practice in the late … Continue reading

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Storm in the cesspool

MY CORNER criminal justice amitabh thakur   Storm in the cesspool The Delhi rape case has opened a Pandora’s Box and thankfully, one of the most hotly debated topics today is improvement in the criminal justice system   The recent … Continue reading

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