Monthly Archives: March 2015

From the editor

Everybody was surprised when the Prime Minister of India landed at Safai in Uttar Pradesh last month. Narendra Modi takes every step very cautiously; so which strategy is the Safai visit part of? He went there to attend the tilak … Continue reading

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Vyapam woes for Shivraj

Arguably, February 2015 has been the blackest month in the political history of Madhya Pradesh for several reasons. For one, on February 25, the embattled Shivraj Singh Chouhan government facilitated safe passage for tainted Governor Ram Naresh Yadav by a state … Continue reading

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Back to Roots

Secretaries with the Centre visit the place of their first posting to record changes over the decades and submit their recommendations to the state governments ON January 22 this year, when Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, visited … Continue reading

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Importing a nuclear albatross?

There has been no sign of any nuclear renaissance or revival in the US, but nuclear multi-nationals along with the US government persist in pushing it down the throat of energy-starved India and our government is playing ball The Indo-US … Continue reading

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Will Kindle curb spying?

History seems to be repeating itself in the corridors of power in New Delhi. Three decades back, as Rajiv Gandhi was trying to usher in a new paradigm of governance based on his massive parliamentary majority, several spy cases rocked … Continue reading

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Terrorism dilemmas

A genuinely responsive administration is the first line of defence against terrorism and it is in this regard that the State has to strive to move forward decisively As it threatens to strike at the very roots of India’s unity … Continue reading

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Baby and the bath water

The new government would be ill-advised to abandon all the projects, programmes and work done earlier. They should not be scrapped unless they have proved to be unsustainable The needs of the country and people are centred mainly on security … Continue reading

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City Architect

Greater Noida has Brijesh Kumar to thank for its roads, green spaces and garbage management WHEN Brijesh Kumar of the 1968 IAS batch, Uttar Pradesh cadre, passed out of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, India was going … Continue reading

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Was Mother Teresa a proselytiser?

These were the pearls of wisdom mingled with hatred that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat dropped while inaugurating an orphanage and a women’s home in Bharatpur the other day: “Here we will not provide service like that rendered by Mother Teresa. … Continue reading

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Defaulters make merry

Despite the arrest of IIFL Commodities director Chintan Modi, Anand Rathi Commodities director Amit Rathi, Geofin Comtrade director CP Krishnan, there are still many defaulters like Jagmohan who are roaming scot free. Jagmohan used the money to build an empire … Continue reading

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