Monthly Archives: November 2013

COVER STORY

scam nsel Living Dangerously Despite the National Spot Exchange (NSEL) scam running into a whopping Rs 5,600 crore, and its details out in the open, the authorities seem reluctant to act. While arrests have been made in all major scams—from … Continue reading

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EXPOSE

land deals haryana Where land sharks rule The nexus between politicians and builders in Gurgaon is responsible for largescale loot of public resources in the millennium city By Narendra Kaushik AMIT Jain, Director-General of Federation of Apartment Owners Association (FAOA), frequently … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

witch hunting mg devasahayam “Veekaysinghmania” SATYAMEVA JAYATE ? The saga of incidents and events related to former Army Chief VK Singh leaves one disillusioned with the possibility that truth shall prevail THE distinguished civilian MK Kaw wrote thus: “Modi’s illadvised selection … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

parliament devender singh Called question The orderly progression of Question Hour has been besieged by scenes of incessant power struggle, of one-upmanship, pandemonium and unruly conduct A question is a powerful parliamentary device in the armoury of an MP for seeking … Continue reading

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STATE SCAN

j&k mk kaw Kashmir: policy paralysis If we enunciate a clear-cut forthright policy on Kashmir, India will no longer be regarded as a soft State by the world community KASHMIR is in the news once again. Analysts are having a field … Continue reading

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FIRST STIRRINGS

rathikant basu Rathikant Basu Utterly unusual The former Chief Commissioner, Income Tax (Mumbai); is now doing something he always wanted to do — writing — and is today the author of three books. By Shailaja Chandra AMONG my list of … Continue reading

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MANDARIN MATTERS

bhutan an ram Stepping out Bhutan’s transition from self-imposed isolationism to a respected member of the comity of nations is a matter of pride for all Bhutanese, and friends. WHEN, in 1958, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, on horseback, crossed the Chumbi … Continue reading

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MY CORNER

justice amitabh thakur Keep it unbiased The present system of inquiry against government servants being conducted in the department itself has its own pitfalls and severe problems MOST of us might have either sent a complaint regarding some government official or … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW

technology non-fiction Coming to terms with change Two recent books on social media and big data have a lot of important and relevant things to say about governance and IT revolution By S Narendra THIS is a must read for legal … Continue reading

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INITIATIVE

workplace dalip singh Are you emotionally intelligent? MANY civil servants are extraordinarily talented, conceptually brilliant and have a very high IQ. They excel in computers, science and mathematics. Sadly though, they are not particularly likeable people. Many of them are aggressive … Continue reading

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