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The Controversy About The Land Acquisition Act

For dissolving resistance to development programs, the Narendra Modi government will need to think far ahead of its rivals. Now that it has replaced the Planning Commission by the NITI Ayog, it must work out a suitable scheme to enlist the cooperation of the farmers by launching a scheme of attractive compensation for acquisition of their land as suggested in this article, whereby the farmers only lose possession of their land while retaining their ownership over it. The amended Land Acquisition Act before the parliament currently, may provide for it.

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Delhi Power Crisis Exposes The Frailty Of Privatization

Delhi is witnessing the worst power crisis in 67 years. It is the result of abdicating executive responsibility because of failure to function successfully. The Governments in the states were running Electricity Boards. Instead of entrusting the responsibility to run them to professionals, all kinds of corrupt bureaucrats and politicians were made chairman. As is […]

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A Political Fantasy Called “Third Front”

Come general elections in India and a slew of political light weights enter the dream world of fantasy imagining themselves as part of a new political grouping they call the third front. As per their definition the third front is visualized to stand at ‘equidistance” from both the Congress Party and the BJP (Bhartiya Janata […]

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Do They Fear Narendra Modi?

There hardly goes a day when someone or the other in the Indian political firmament does not try to hit Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat. Some newspapers and TV channels give the impression of being on paid campaign against him. Highly ambitious politicos and aspiring Prime Ministers don’t observe even the slightest courtesy deserving […]

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Still Justifying FDI In Retail

The Prime Minister, Finance Minister, commerce & Industry Minister, other cabinet ministers and the Congress Party have been trying to justify the foreign direct investment in retail stores like Wal-Mart for more than 10 days. Even after one of the alliance partners has parted ways, the government is bent upon pushing it. Why is the […]

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Time Magazine’s Stale News

The latest issue of the Time magazine carries a story which calls the Indian Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh an “underachiever”. There is nothing new in it. Rather it is stale news, if one cares for My  Book published on this site long back. Man Mohan Singh was not “appointed” to “achieve” anything. Hence, there […]

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Mass Bribing of the Voters

Currently elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly are going on. A moral Code of Conduct for all political parties is in force during this period from the day the elections are notified till results are out. Parties are bound to observe the code. They are held liable if they dole out cash or liquor . […]

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