Monthly Archives: August 2016

From the Editor : Anil Tyagi

COME August 15, 2016, we will celebrate 70 years of Independent India. India has travelled a long way socially, economically and politically. It’s time for introspection. What should be the roadmap for a new vibrant India? What is the apparatus … Continue reading

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Unusual times for civil services

OF late, a number of civil servants in central ministries are feeling dispirited because of the allegedly overbearing attitude of the Prime Minister’s Office not according them the importance they had enjoyed in the previous dispensation. They say that the … Continue reading

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The IAS Dilemma : To be or not to be!

For reforming a system or institution, you need catalysts with close synergy. But, certainly not the ivy-league foreign universities or aid agencies that have no knowledge of India’s roots and ethos. INDIA is commemorating the silver jubilee of the Liberalisation-Privatisation-Globalisation … Continue reading

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Why change the financial year?

The government has appointed a committee to consider a change in the financial year but without specifying any reasons for the need to do so. ONE morning’s newspapers carried the news that the central government has decided to consider a … Continue reading

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Indian Agriculture:Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

ONE of the major achievements of the country has been food self sufficiency in spite of rapid population increase, which has reached about 1.21 billion (Census 2011). The Green Revolution Technology has transformed the country from a food deficit to … Continue reading

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Multi-billion Simhastha swindle : Putting CWG scam to shame

It’s a scam that puts CWG swindle to shame. Rs. 5,000 crore were spent on the mega-event by the government’s own admission. And, it is alleged that nearly Rs. 3,000 crore were pocketed by a close-knit group of people close … Continue reading

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‘Our economic sources have been killed’

Sunderlal Bahuguna, 88 years of age, is a living legend and an institution in himself. He derived international fame when he led the Chipko movement in Uttarakhand. He has won many coveted honours in the field of environment and ecological … Continue reading

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Who killed the Mahatma?

ONE of the perennial subjects of debate in India’s political circles is the question: Who killed the Mahatma? This evergreen topic has been given a new lease of life by the vociferous manner in which the Heir Apparent has posed … Continue reading

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Raja nahi, fakir hai

VISHWANATH Pratap Singh started his term as the country’s Prime Minister with a splendid example of ‘value-based’ politics. The newly elected MPs of the Janata Dal, a total of 143 in a Lok Sabha of 543 seats, had gathered to … Continue reading

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Avoid panic buying

THE BSE’s market capitalisation (the aggregate value of companies trading on BSE) reached a record high of `108.03 trillion on July 25, 2016 on the back of strong macro fundamentals coupled with good monsoon, possibility of passage of GST Bill … Continue reading

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