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Demanding Freedom without Contributing? Diagnosing the JNU Rumpus

India has been subjected to the ardhasatya (half truth) by a political ardha kumbh of the students & professors of the JNU under the influence of a variety of political forces in the country and abroad. Prominent among them are the Congress Party, the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party (Marxist), other left organizations, […]

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A Costly Illusion

AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) led by Arvind Kejriwal has turned out to be a very costly political, social and economic illusion in less than just 50 days. The party began its journey under the pretext of providing a clean government, free from the corruption practiced by the previous Congress government led by Ms Sheila Dixit […]

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Re-birth,Not Nirvaan

I have decided on my choice: it is re-birth. I am not interested in asking of God to grant me nirvaan, mukti or freedom from the cycle of birth & death! Though the sages, scholars, great thinkers, rishis & munis have always prayed to be freed from the cycle of birth and death and sought […]

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Hostility of the Executive towards the Bureaucracy

The unbridled growth of hostility of the executive towards the bureaucracy has paralysed governance in the last decade. The bureaucracy functions under the law as legislated by the legislature. By acting otherwise or not acting promptly, it invites punitive action. The executive is expected to act similarly, but there is no punitive action in the […]

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RIO+20

The new Age of science and technology promoted an attitude of economics at the cost of every other aspect of life. In less than 100 years of unchecked exploitation of the natural resources of the earth, they are now worried about one thing only:economic slowdown. Why has economic growth not proved “sustainable”? Because the greed […]

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Death of a powerful idiom (ek muhaavare ki akaal mrityu)

The Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) has consigned to history the 25 paise coin, called in public parlance as “chavanni”. The coin is no more a legal tender. Can the idiom “chavanni chhaap” survive this economic assault on linguistic usage? The mandarins of the RBI are rich men and women, a part of the global […]

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