Monthly Archives: June 2015

Shivraj’s retinue

Every Chief Minister today has a set of favourite bureaucrats who deliver according to his or her wishes without batting an eyelid. This coterie of bureaucrats not only becomes the eyes and ears of the Chief Minister, but also creates … Continue reading

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Down memory lane

The plaintive voice of Geeta Dutt wafts through the mind like petals in the wind. At first blush, I don’t recognise some people. And vice versa! The receding hairline; the greying here, the whitening there; the formidable girth, the slouch…the … Continue reading

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The Modi milestone

The BJP-led NDA Government’s completion of its first milestone has been termed ‘Modiversary’ by a leading national daily! Not without reason, perhaps. Maybe it is time we called the Government of India the Modi administration, like in the US where … Continue reading

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Modi’s endgame

One word is often enough to sum up the entire life and career of a man, whatever his sphere of activity. Just one word, God, is enough to tell us what sort of man Gandhi was, how he must have … Continue reading

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Nagaland CM stumps BJP

For the Bharatiya Janata Party’s young, dynamic, successful and powerful President, Amit Shah, it was a big jolt. Despite his refusal of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang’s proposal to induct Congress MLAs in his Democratic Nagaland Alliance government, in which … Continue reading

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