Monthly Archives: April 2018

STATESCAN : Delhi govt just in name

THE scary and sordid episode of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash being subjected to physical violence in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office at the ominous hour of midnight on February 19 is shocking and scandalous beyond belief. He was called … Continue reading

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STATESCAN : New empress of MP

BARELY two months into the job, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has firmly ensconced herself as a parallel power centre in the State vis-a-vis Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. She asks bureaucrats with complete authority to comply with her instructions … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : Regulating wealth

WHEN US President Donald Trump announced a reduction in corporate tax rate from 35 per cent to 21 per cent, there was almost universal clamour in India for getting similar reduction during the budget exercises of 2018. Ultimately, the corporations … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : The fuel dilemma

IN December 2016, India’s apex environmental body Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) released a 14-page study about the ill-effects of Furnace Oil (FO or HFO) and petcoke on the air quality of NCR region, entitled “Mandating acceptable fuel to be … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Public loss, private gains

Acivil servant, generally, is a Master (pardon the gender bias) of Manipulation. She (bias corrected) is, generally, adept at the art of using arguments, sometimes bizarre and sometimes inept, to convince her critics. This is beautifully done in Pradip Baijal’s … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Fly-by-Sire – Yes, Mr Minister

GORDON Gekko has emerged as one of those movie characters that some people love, but hate to love. The rest, of course, loathe him. The manipulative, blackmailing, conning, corrupt, in-your-face and unlawful takeover specialist does all the wrong things possible … Continue reading

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From the Editor : Anil Tyagi

WHAT are the real implications of the entrenched era of Fake News, or Fake Information (FI)? How did it begin and where will it end? How can it harm society in general, apart from its immediate impacts on the country’s … Continue reading

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