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Jaane Mat Do Yaaron

Jaane Mat Do Yaaron

It wasn’t very long ago that media (or press, as it was better known as) enjoyed near universal public trust and respect as the fourth pillar of democracy (the legislature, executive and judiciary being the first three). This because of its onerous role of keeping the other three pillars honest. It was rightfully considered as people’s watchdog, representing their voice against corruption, injustice, malpractices and all other forms of exploitation that the people were otherwise … Read entire article »

Filed under: Media, Politics

There’s a time and place for evrything

There’s a time and place for evrything

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Frequently and wrongly attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, this truism  from George  Santayana’s book The Life of Reason (1905) is relevant in view of the events of the past few days. The attack by Pakistan backed terrorists on an army camp in Uri, and the overwhelming outrage thereafter. In 1962, an ill-informed government sent an equally ill-informed and unprepared army to war with China. This was … Read entire article »

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In light of the MoD ordering the services to implement the 7th Pay Commission award for the Armed Forces with anomalies unresolved, what are the options before the Chiefs now? Option 1 – Capitulation –  Accept the RM’s assurance.Likelihood – most obvious and most likely.Outcome – Battle of Anomalies continue – those from 4th Pay Commission are still plaguing us. The Chiefs careers will be unharmed. However, they may not be able to face their commands … Read entire article »

Filed under: Military