Monthly Archives: March 2016

Those who pollute should pay

THE Swachh Bharat Mission is a flagship programme of the government that is associated with the prestige and image of the country and the self-respect and dignity of Indians. It aims at improving standards of living, providing adequate infrastructure and … Continue reading

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Testing times

Where does power to get things done or power to provide relief and redress or power to punish and reward, for that matter, reside in our system today? Who do you go to complain to when an apathetic official fails … Continue reading

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A huge  cover-up?

In this age of Whatsapp and Twitter, many of us may have read a story wherein a gang of dacoits loot a bank and one of the younger members of the gang wants to count the booty there and then … Continue reading

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Time to walk the talk

After Swachh Bharat, it is now time for Operation Swachh Banks. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated a massive nation-wide campaign to clean up the balance sheets of banks, especially the state-owned ones, which are saddled with huge … Continue reading

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Banker’s heist?

In economic and commercial parlance, banking is a kind of business different from others. In general terms, it is accepting and safeguarding money owned by other individuals and entities, and then lending out this money in order to earn a profit. Banking institutions, therefore, should judiciously combine … Continue reading

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Anandiben in the eye of a storm

A political storm is brewing in Gujarat over a land deal for a resort on the fringes of the Gir sanctuary with which Anar Patel, daughter of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, is associated. The issue, raised by the Congress, has … Continue reading

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Caught in a tangle

Call it stalemate, gridlock or deadlock, the seeds of the present state of affairs in Maharashtra lie in the hung verdict of the assembly elections of October 2014. In hindsight, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to snap its decades-old … Continue reading

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Verdant gem

Pachmarhi is a lovely hill resort girdled by the Satpura ranges, it offers absolute tranquility. Bridle paths lead into placid forest groves of wild bamboo, jamun, dense sal forests and delicate bamboo thickets complementing the magnificence of nature are the works … Continue reading

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Rs. 17 to billionaire : A saga of determination

He set off for Delhi from his home in Hissar with Rs. 17 in his pocket at the age of 17. The flourishing family business in the grains trade had gone bankrupt. Debt made his functioning as a trader difficult … Continue reading

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Of the fires within

Mythology is replete with stories about fire, indicating the significance of this element in human perception. From Agni, the god of fire, sacrifice and divine knowledge in Vedic cosmology to Prometheus, the man who brought fire to humanity in Greek … Continue reading

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