Monthly Archives: May 2014

All for Suhag

The impending appointment of the next Army chief to fill the vacancy arising on July 31, 2014, has raised a raging controversy. As the Ministry of Defence (MoD) commenced the selection process, General VK Singh, former Army chief, and his … Continue reading

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Farewell gift to backroom boys

The moment the elections are announced and the code of conduct is in place, governments in power usually desist from taking important policy decisions. This is an age-old tradition based on ethics, morality, propriety and respect for the opponent. But, … Continue reading

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Human security is true ‘development’

SRIPERUMBUDUR Parliamen-tary constituency, adjoining Chennai in Tamil Nadu, is a ‘developed’ one if the neo-liberal ‘development’ criteria are adopted. This is the home of some state-of-the -art ‘infrastructure’ projects, special economic zones and giant MNCs—Motorola, Samsung, Dell, Ford, Hyundai, BMW, … Continue reading

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IAS officers sans conscience?

I read this news in The Hindu on the morning of April 14, 2014 under the headline ‘IAS officers drafting wish-list for pay panel’ and a strapline saying, ‘Comprehensive and united representation of demands planned.’ The news story went like … Continue reading

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Was Siachen to be handed over to the Americans?

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s former Media Adviser Sanjaya Baru’s book, The Accidental Prime Minister—The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, has created a lot of controversies, not only about the timing of the release of the book but also certain … Continue reading

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