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In the Name of Honour

In the Name of Honour

In one of the bestselling books ever, “How to Win Friends and Influence people“, Dale Carnegie talks about 12 ways of getting people around to your way of thinking. Method number 10 in this list is “Appeal to noble motives“. This is a method that Gen VK Singh seems to be attempting in the ongoing age controversy standoff with the government. The General has repeatedly made it clear that the whole issue is about his … Read entire article »

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Ctrl Z Cyberconstabulary

Ctrl Z Cyberconstabulary

By a strange coincidence freedom of expression appears under serious threat in the two leading democracies in the world. Indian Government has given sanction to prosecute 21 internet companies, including Google and Facebook, for carrying material that could “instigate public enmity and even endanger India’s unity”. In the US, debate rages over the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (or SOPA), which would impede free flow of information on the internet by placing massive restrictions on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics

Offensive or Defensive?

Offensive or Defensive?

Dear Rahul Gee, Are we fast moving towards an emergency like situation in the country, with the government getting increasingly intolerant of dissent or slights of any kind? The high handed manner in which the protest by Baba Ramdev was dealt with and the orchestrated campaign to discredit the Anna Hazare movement and malign the key players associated with it are some indications of the dangerous mindset the government is getting into. Recent statements by Kapil … Read entire article »

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Another Open Letter to COAS

Another Open Letter to COAS

Dear General, A lot of ink has flown since my last open letter to you of 1st July 2011. Some of it on papers passing through desks of MoD, some on the Public Interest Litigation submitted to Supreme Court, and a lot of it on national dailies and tabloids. The air waves are also agog with speculation and discussions on what your next action is going to be. Amidst all this, I take the liberty of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogitorial, Civil Military Relations, COAS, Military