Monthly Archives: October 2017

By the way : Power to women

DO you remember the first time you purchased a condom? Or, the first time you mustered courage to ask for the first packet of sanitary napkin? Almost 99 per cent of the readers, or may be all of them, would … Continue reading

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By the way : Confused bureaucracy

IF there was one area where the bureaucracy was quite efficient, it was in appointments to senior posts, especially ministerial secretaries. Although there were intense, sometimes bloody, tussles for the actual ministries, the names of the individuals were decided much … Continue reading

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By the way : Tussle for power

Who runs the Home Ministry of India? The answer would be obvious, former UP Chief Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh administers the pivotal ministry of India. But, if insiders are to be believed, the situation states otherwise. Even the … Continue reading

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By the way : Secret PMO language

EVERY Kingdom had its own language and style of working developed over centuries. Sometimes palace courtiers spoke in sign language and the message was passed on. This was to keep a check on intrigues. Our Prime Minister’s Office is following … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : Wooing Rajnikanth

THE BJP is determined to make inroads in Tamil Nadu after Kerala by all means. The biggest hurdle for them is to find a credible leader. The ruling AIAMDK is on the verge of the collapse. The BJP does not … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : Rudy takes a shine

Former minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Faggan Singh Kulaste are among some of the MPs who are furious with the style of the functioning of the PMO since they have been ejected as the Minister for Skill Development and Minister … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : Sam Pitroda’s Diaspora

IF the tide of politics turns the table, will Gujarat and Gujaratis be again instrumental in choosing the new Prime Minister of India. It may not be far fetched to say that the political survival of Amit Shah and Narendra … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : Fixers barge BJP

TO grow in size sounds good but size too can create problems. The BJP has started to feel the pinch of becoming a big size party. It has 8.8 crore members across India and is the biggest political party India … Continue reading

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A new slogan on Kashmir

IT was with a sense of déjà vu that one heard the new slogan coined by Narendra Modi to delineate the future policy on Kashmir. One could have dismissed the slogan as an obiter dictum freshly minted on the spur … Continue reading

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Courage of conviction

IT was a taunt and better prospects of growth and emoluments that brought Kamal Krishna Sinha into Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Otherwise Sinha, son of RKP Sinha, a provincial civil servant (PCS) in Bihar Capital, and Phool Kumari Devi, a … Continue reading

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