Monthly Archives: June 2018

Modi’s foreign visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the globetrotting leader of India. He has galvanised external affairs and diplomatic relations. Diplomacy is a sensitive issue, where every moment and action indicates different nuances. Modi is aware of it. It is learnt that … Continue reading

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Strengthening the NSA’s Office

Few officers in the government are aware about the activities of the NSA’s office. It is learnt that Ajit Doval, India’s NSA, is the most trusted officer of the Prime Minister. Doval has emerged as the biggest trouble-shooter for Modi. … Continue reading

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Perturbed UP Civil Servants

Civil servants in UP are a perturbed lot. The reason: transfer and suspension spree in the state on one pretext or the other. The Chief Minister recently suspended District Magistrate, Gonda JB Singh, and DM Fatehpur, Kumar Prashant, over food … Continue reading

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No Trust, No Respect

For the past four months, the fierce fighting between the civil servants of Delhi and Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has continued. There is a stand-still kind of a situation. The Chief Minister’s office and civil servants work on mutual trust … Continue reading

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Of kings, kingmakers and pawns

SUSHASHAN Babu, Nitish Kumar, is the most unpredictable species in Bihar politics. BJP’s Bihar unit has tried to rein him, but the disciple of Karpoori Thakur changes his track – and tack – each time. Now, Nitish Babu has reportedly … Continue reading

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Arrogant Princes

POLITICAL relationships need to be nurtured and handled with care and affection. There is no place for arrogance. This dictum isn’t present in the books of the opposition leaders. Former Chief Minister of UP, Akhilesh Yadav and Congress’s Rahul Gandhi … Continue reading

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The ill-tempered communicator

SMRITI Irani has not understood the dynamics between the BJP and RSS. She forgot that she is an outsider, and in the ruling framework, the RSS prevails upon the BJP. Had she not been a confidant of Narendra Modi, the … Continue reading

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Pranab: The Prez-PM

THE former President, Pranab Mukherjee’s participation in the RSS’s convocation ceremony – Sangh Shiksha Varg: Tritya Varsha – at Nagpur kicked off a political firestorm. He has now emerged as a future Prime Ministerial candidate. It seems like a far-fetched … Continue reading

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The case of the missing girl child

ACKNOWLEDGING sex-selective abortion as gender discrimination and its countering through various interventions and initiatives have become common in policy articulation and execution pertaining to a range of local, regional and global bodies, both in India and elsewhere. One of the … Continue reading

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Spies who came in from the cold

THE book, jointly authored by India’s former Indian Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Amarjit Singh Dulat and the Pakistan’s former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, Lt. Gen. Muhammad Asad Durrani, was released amidst fanfare by a galaxy of Indian … Continue reading

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