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Posts Tagged Pranab Mukherjee

His Excellency Modifies Protocol

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, has modified the protocol on the ground it smells of colonialism. So the colonial and feudal “His Excellency” will cease to be in practice. It is good that the President has decided to “shed” this colonial tag, whereas many of the Governors representing the President in India in […]

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Pranab Mukherjee, The 13th President of India

What will the 13th President of the Republic of India, Pranab Mukherjee, be called upon to do? He is unlikely to be a mere rubber stamp that the recent Presidents were reduced to. Instead he will be politically active, truly act as the head of the government and functionally effective. Some of the following could […]

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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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Pranab For President

Elections to the office of the President of India are due next month. Political manoeuvres were in a insipidly low gear  until the West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, ignited the race for the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Congress, which was playing its cards close to its chest, was caught unawares on the names of the […]

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THE SOLAR FLARES OF THE 2-G SPECTRUM

There are any number of stories doing the rounds about the Finance Ministry note of March 25, 2011 to the Prime Minister accusing P. Chidambaram ,who was the Finance Minister in 2007 of complicity in licensing spectrum at throw away prices , fixed in 2001 for the first time(a specious argument that has landed the […]

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The Genii Of 2-G Spectrum Scam

The India TV carried a news story from the Pioneer Newspaper on Sept 24, about the deposition of D. Subbarao, the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) Governor, who was the Finance Secretary at the time the licensing and pricing of the 2-G spectrum was being decided by the then Telecom Minister A. Raja in consultation with […]

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