Posts Tagged rajiv gandhi

Modi’s Biggest Achievement

This is what I had written in the preface to my book on this website on the results of the General Election 2009: 2009 के चुनावों का इन्तजार मैंने यही सोचकर किया था कि शायद कोई ऐसा नेतृत्व उभकर आये जो आज की चुनौतियों का सामना करते हुऐ देश को तीव्रगति से हर तरह से […]

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No Free Lunches To No Lunch No Reform

The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has forfeited the trust of the people of India. Immediately after entering the office of the Prime Minister he announced boldly that there are no free lunches. He promised reforms and especially targeted reduction in all kinds of subsidies in the name of economic growth. In the tenth year […]

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Ordinance To Save Convicted MP’s and MLA’s

Rahul Gandhi has broken his silence. He has called nonsense a nonsense without mincing words like the crooked politicians fattening on Indian democracy or the courtiers perfect in the art of manipulative English or the diplomatese with multi-meaning verbose or the shrewd calculating operators opening their mouth only when they become sure of personal gains. […]

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Radia Tapes – Supreme Court Gets It Right!

The Supreme Court made some harsh observations during the hearing on the Radia tapes case in the 1st week of August 2013. As reported in the national press, the court observed that the tapes contained several important issues but the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) remained focused only on the issue of 2 G spectrum […]

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Arvind Panagariya on Amartya Sen

The Times of India dated July 27, 2013 has published an article by Professor Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Indian Political Economy  at Columbia University , titled “What Amartya Sen Doesn’t See”. Both are renowned people. One advocates growth and the other is a champion of social spending. Both are concerned with poverty, illiteracy, ill health […]

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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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An Exercise In Economic Sophistry

“Money does not grow on trees”, spoke the Prime Minister while addressing the nation  recently. He was defending and justifying FDI(Foreign Direct Investment) in multi-brand retail. He visualises millions of quality jobs, especially for the rural folk and the farmers. At the same time he said that money does not grow on trees. My feeling […]

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The Washington Post Storm-Manmohan Singh A Tragic Figure

The Washington Post has enlivened an otherwise staid output from the Indian Fourth Estate for long. It has published an article by Simon Danyer under the title: “India’s ‘silent’ prime minister becomes a tragic figure”. It has activated the Congress Party’s ministers into porcupine like offensive mode as usual and they have gone to the […]

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Should Journalists Sound Like Judges?

 Imposition of Emergency made some journalists famous. One such name was Kuldip  Nayar. He was considered fearless and objective. Unfortunately, his new book is disappointing  being a commercial venture to sell the so called “communal/secular” fare being oversold by all kinds of narrow caste/community/religion/region etc conglomerations. India is already at the mercy of terrorists, who […]

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TIMING OF BOFORS REVELATIONS?

Questions are being asked about the timing of the fresh revelations in the Bofors scandal. These are no different from the questions about the timing of Gen V.K.Singh  ordering  an Inquiry by the CBI in the Tatra trucks scandal or other cases or his letter to the PM. Such questions will always be fired whether […]

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