Monthly Archives: May 2019

From the Editor : Anil Tyagi

Jiss ka Raja vyapari, usskiPrajabhikari—it’s an old Indian saying. This is valid even now though monarchies have been replaced by democracies. There are no kings, emperors and aristocracy today; their places have been taken over by Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, … Continue reading

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Corruption : FROM RAJ TO RAFALE 9 Predators on the Prowl

IT started with a seemingly inconsequential policy to woo NRIs. In the 1982 Budget, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee allowed Indians settled abroad to buy shares in Indian companies. The idea was to replicate the Chinese investment model, which hoped to … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Political Catastrophe

India’s overall economic growth over the past three-four decades has had a negative side effect. As the country became a two trillion economy, the overall wealth grew. But it grew in a skewed manner, inflating inequalities—the rich became richer and … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Will there be a Parliament for the People?

THE crawling process to elect the 17th Lok Sabha is nearing completion. Political parties are working overtime to capture power and manage India’s democracy and all that it entails. Ironically, since India became a democratic Republic it is these political … Continue reading

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SCAM : Jignesh ‘Unfit and Improper’

On June 8, 2018, a National Company Law Tribunal division bench declared Jignesh Shah, chairman emeritus and mentor of 63 Moons, and nine other persons not fit to be directors, or hold any other office connected with the management of … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : India excels in environment Governance

India’s over 5000-year-old culture enjoins us to look at the whole world and all that it sustains—living and non-living—as a family, co-existing in a symbiotic manner. Following this path, India is maintaining a synergy between its rich traditional heritage and … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : Crime of 21st Century

The world’s fastest growing economic activity is unfortunately one that is having a detrimental impact on trade, employment, innovation, security and the health of people living across the length and breadth of the world. This activity is called ‘illicit trade’ … Continue reading

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BOOK EXCERPT : The Pied Piper of BJP

A senior Congress leader, also an ex-chief minister, had once described India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as the BJP’s ‘Pied Piper’. The legend of Pied Piper of Hamelin is well known—a man who lured rats with his magical pipe. One … Continue reading

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Book Review : From behind the steel frame

THE British East India Company came to this subcontinent to trade and provide lucrative returns to its shareholders in London. In the process, the company came to be known as “Company Bahadur”; it assumed the role of governance, ultimately making … Continue reading

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Bric-a-brac : Cash no problem

THE BJP has spent whopping resources in this election. There is not a single street, circle, highway, Google, Facebook and other social sites, and newspapers across India which was not flooded with the pictures of Modi and his election slogans. … Continue reading

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