Monthly Archives: March 2014

COVER STORY / BIG BOSS

V S Sampath Chief Election Commissioner ‘Political parties should avoid making promises difficult to fulfill’ V S Sampath is a 1973-batch IAS officer from the Andhra Pradesh cadre. He was an election commissioner from 21 April 2009 to 10 June … Continue reading

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COVER STORY

power games  Elections 2014: The Money Game During elections, the Election Commission of India virtually takes over governance in its hands till the time the results are announced and a formal list of victorious candidates is handed over to the … Continue reading

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COVER STORY

elections mg devasahayam  Electoral Integrity:Key to corruption-free India Much needs to be done to transform the electoral integrity campaign, as practised in Tamil Nadu Assembly elections in 2011, into a full-fledged movement to make India corruption-free. This is a task cut … Continue reading

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COVER STORY / TALKTIME

S Y Quraishi former chief election commissioner  ‘Bar criminals from contesting elections’ If TN Seshan is credited with bringing the Election Commission (EC) centre-stage, his successors, including SY Quraishi, must be thanked for bringing in reforms to make the EC … Continue reading

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From the Editor

in April and May, your door will be knocked on by prospective Lok Sabha candidates for your endorsement to the 16th Lok Sabha. Your decision to vote for a particular candidate or party will make a lot of difference in … Continue reading

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FIRST STIRRINGS

MS Gill Former Chief Election Commissioner ‘EVMs have solved many problems’ My village Aladinpur did not have a school for higher studies, I had to walk up to Tarn Taran, a small town close by, for studies. My mother used … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

ngo partnerships Linking the last mile Sustained priority to grassroots institutional arrangements thatlead to outcomes and impacts in social development through the state-NGO partnership is a must byAbhilaksh Likhi Local participatory development is a strategy that is being deployed by … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

scam jignesh shah Another trade to dupe? Jignesh Shah got a head start when the Government of India arbitrarily lifted the 33 year ban on commodity futures—against expert advice in 2003. He then managed to use the opportunity to decimate … Continue reading

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INITIATIVE

work place dalip singh  Skills required for interpersonal relations The skills that are necessary for good relations with others are the most important skills anyone can learn in life. When it comes to improving organisational effectiveness, administrators, management scholars and practitioners … Continue reading

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MANDARIN MATTERS

bilateral affairs a n d haksar A singular summit A brief but compelling account of an impromptu summit meeting between Pakistan’s dictator Zia-ul-Haq and India’s the then Prime Minister Morarji Desai in Nairobi in 1978 during the funeral ceremony of … Continue reading

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