Politicians fight only to win elections, Not for principles any more

With election managers becoming decision makers in major political parties, their ideology, their principles and their commitment to certain values are taking a back seat. Whiz kids decide how to win the polls. The political scene is changing for good. The grass root leaders, thinkers and political philosophers are becoming…

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A Lesson To Learn

The hubris is now turning leaders of the central government delusional about their power. What else could have emboldened Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar to utter the following words. “Some schools come to the government with a begging bowl asking for funds. They can easily ask their alumni for…

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The new corruption

New Delhi September 19  L‘Affaire Mallya is revealing of the different facets of the Indian version of crony capitalism. First, cronies have no political party; to be more precise, they shift allegiance from one party to another. Vijay Mallya became a Rajya Sabha member in the early 2000s with…

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Rupee in a global world

I understand that the optics of an 8.2 per cent GDP growth rate followed by a 6 per cent depreciation of the rupee against the dollar is not pretty, but from an economist’s point of view, I do not understand the brouhaha surrounding it.

After languishing for two…

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The Ungoverned Land

The new chief minister of Punjab is a sardar — read feudal lord — from South Punjab’s most abandoned part of Dera Ghazi Khan. Sardar Usman Buzdar is from Taunsa Sharif, which has no electricity. Taunsa has been the incubator of the proxy warriors Pakistan used in Afghanistan and India and…

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