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Monday, December 11, 2017

National Issues

Send in the Army


The government shouldn’t hesitate to use the logistic and manpower resources of the Armed forces to alleviate sufferings of people over the Demonetisation

Fix the broken windows – letter to Justice Verma


Below is the text of my mail to Justice Verma in response to invitation for suggestions towards the commission headed by him Respected Justice Verma,  I write to offers some suggestions towards the changes needed for avoiding incidents like the gruesome gang rape in Delhi recently.  While there has been a popular outcry for amending

Vox Populi


The spontaneous outpouring of anger on the streets of Delhi are a cause for introspection by politicians – all of them. Why have the people lost faith in them completely?

Muzzling the Mango


Six and a half decades since we got our independence. For all intents and purposes, we are citizens of an independent democratic country whose constitution guarantees freedom of speech.  But when the first son-in-law of the country calls it a ‘Banana Republic’, he definitely is speaking with the authority of an insider. And the grand

Mediocrity Rules


Now we Indians have yet another dubious distinction. We can boast of the largest ever power blackout in human history. Ironically, this took place at the time when one of the greatest festivals of human endeavour, the Olympics are on in another part of the world. In the games we, a nation of 1.2 billion

The Importance of Being Anna


Watching Anna’s agitation from the comfort of my living room I got the impression that it was a damp squib this time around. As per the news, the crowd was extremely thin, and the zing was missing. Breathless anchors on channel after channel prophesied the lingering death of the Jan Lokpal movement. Various reasons were

What I would do if I were Kiran Bedi or Om Puri


Here is a excellent piece – not written by me, something I received on mail. But I do echo the sentiments. Details of the author / originator are given at the bottom. Even though I have least interest in politics and social service, I somehow feel compelled to express what I am going to express

Gridlock


Setting up of the National Intelligence Grid is stalled due to turf wars – and red herrings being thrown up.

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