Jodo, not Todo
Congress scion Rahul Gandhi is about to complete yet another attempt to revive his flagging political fortunes in the form a a countrywide march. As per its official website – “The aim of this Yatra is to unite India; to come together and strengthen our nation…. to raise their voice against the economic, social and…
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Gen Thimayya’s Resignation – Statement by Pt Nehru in Parliament and debate – 02 Sep 1959
In Aug 1959, Gen Thimayya submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister. There was a furore in the papers and in parliament, with questions being raised about the reasons behind it. Nehru gave a statement in parliament about the resignation. Here is the full text of his statement and the limited debate that followed.
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Aam Aadmi Khaas Baat
Latest in the series of embarrassing revelations about the ostentatious lifestyle that Aam Aadmi Party leaders, and in particular their supremo Arvind Kejriwal seem to leading, is a set of bills for catering at his official residence. Raised by The Delhi Tourism and Tpt Development Corporation, they are for meals provided by Taj Mahal Hotel…
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The PM’s Speech
I gaped at the screen in horror. The prime minister was addressing the nation – an unscheduled talk announced just 30 miutes back. It was ten minutes into the speech and my despair grew with every word he uttered. On the screen, he adjusted the mics and hiked his sleeves for the nth time, shuffled…
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Breaking the Neo-Caste Barrier
An interesting, and for most of us, encouraging, phenomenon is visible in India today. It is the brick by brick dismantling of the neo-caste system in our society. Of course, the caste system per se was abolished by our constitution shortly after independence, yet the same independence slowly engendered this other, equally insidious neo-caste system…
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Appointment of Army Chief – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Overlooking the principle of seniority in appointing the army chief could open door for future political interference in the armed forces.
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Is the Indian Army in Danger of Being Politicised?
The following article appeared in The Quint. Original can be accessed here. Gen Dalbir Suhag, the present army chief is due to retire at the end of this month. However, in a surprising break from past practice, the name of his replacement has not yet been announced. As things stand, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, the…
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Aam Aadmi Party and the demise of hope
The Aam Aadmi Party which began as a people’s movement to bring about change in politics has degenerated into yet another political party with all the ills and ails. This is because it’s been hijacked by the personal ambitions of an unscrupulous leader. To save the movement, the party needs to ditch the leader and restore its values.
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Feeding the wrong dog will kill off Twitter
Feeding abusive trolls instead of encouraging healthy debate will ultimately kill twitter
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Aim before you shoot
A military operation has tactical and strategic aims. What were the strategic aim of the strikes under UPA?
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