Monthly Archives: February 2017

UP results “Reserved”

bjp and rss tussle No, not another court verdict to reserve the UP election results. It is RSS again this time, repeating a Bihar. Two senior leaders of the RSS, Vaidya and Dattatreya Hosbole condemned the reservation policy in strong … Continue reading

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When daya is a kala

all eyes on tamil nadu Dayanidhi and Kalanidhi Maran, sons of former DMK leader late Murosoli Maran, have been acquitted by the CBI court in the multi-crore Aircel-Maxis licence case. The court had summoned the accused after taking cognisance of … Continue reading

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An emerging force

priyanka takes charge Most activities of the Congress Party are these days centred around Priyanka Gandhi Vadra though the face of the party remains Rahul Gandhi. As Sonia Gandhi is not keeping well, she has delegated her powers to both … Continue reading

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Food for thought

the rise of shrikant Sharma Shrikant Sharma is today the national secretary and media convener of the Bharatiya Janta Party. He has seen a meteoric rise in the party ever since Amit Shah became President. A friend of Finance Minister … Continue reading

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New CEO for Prasar Bharati

Prasar Bharati, it appears, has turned into a dumping ground of all those who cannot be rehabilitated anywhere else. Shashi Vempaty was involved in the 272+ campaign for Narendra Modi and that is what made him a part-time Member of … Continue reading

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Gokhale still in the running

The extension for Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar ends hopes for two senior-most IFS officers but Vijay Gokhale is still a contender to be the next foreign secretary. The Centre’s recent decision to give a one year-extension to Jaishankar, a 1977 … Continue reading

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Awry timing

Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan’s first response to demonetisation was: “I am not quite sure if what you meant is demonetise the old notes and introduce new notes instead. In the past demonetisation has been thought off … Continue reading

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Perform or perish

Events of the last few days only confirm that civil servants, even senior ones, can be shown the door at any time. K Narasimha, a senior IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, was recently … Continue reading

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Expanding the boundaries

Human beings have long attempted to tether, with all manner of pacifist philosophies, their innate longing to become much more than what they are right now. People have decreed that one should be desire-less, be content with what one has … Continue reading

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Happy times to continue

The Union Budget 2017 can well be viewed as a positive budget for the markets for two simple reasons. One, it intends to give immense boost to the economy by propping up the much needed rural, agriculture and infrastructure sectors … Continue reading

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