Nirbhaya – Reform the system

NIRBHAYA We have become a culture to heave a sigh of relief when some correct thing happens “at last.” How our country promotes the rights of criminals better than the rights of the affected and rights of the law abiding citizens. I do not think you and I are given as many chances to fight … Continue reading Nirbhaya – Reform the system

An unusual bureaucrat’s view of an unusual CM

The National Development Council (NDC) meeting was scheduled for 12 July 1984. The NDC is the highest body to guide and promote development. It is presided over by the prime minister and consists of all chief ministers, select members of the Union cabinet, and the deputy chairman, Planning Commission. It is a forum for the … Continue reading An unusual bureaucrat’s view of an unusual CM

Power of Social Media – a good example of its benefits

THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT. Here I am just recording a set of lively to-the-point discussions passionately made about the subject of a class on energy, I came across in Facebook. I have just copied the words and not the names. *I just wonder about the series of comments which show that the readers are … Continue reading Power of Social Media – a good example of its benefits

A 2-year old memory in the eve of biggest demonetization (& It is not just about currency) and a Brigadier on the nation’s psyche

Message Received and commented. [11/15, 22:14] CHANDRASEKAR A: Found this worth sharing During world war II, Winston Churchill appealed to public of Britain only once to not to buy eggs as these would only be sent to warriors fighting war and since there was already shortage of eggs. Immediately there were long queues of people … Continue reading A 2-year old memory in the eve of biggest demonetization (& It is not just about currency) and a Brigadier on the nation’s psyche

Five ‘W’s and a ‘H’ – A Reporter’s Dilemma

The most inconvenient question of them all by Deepu Sebastian Edmond The Hindu - Opinion / 2018-11-13 09:35 Often, storytelling is a mechanical process for reporters. If you are particularly lucky, stories appear in your head already told: five Ws and the H all set to meet the printer’s ink. Then, rarely, a story comes … Continue reading Five ‘W’s and a ‘H’ – A Reporter’s Dilemma

When Sir.M.Visvesvaraiah blackmailed Writer D.V.Gundappa

When Sir MV blackmailed DVG Sir M Visvesvaraiah was the Dewan of the Mysore State from 1912 to 1918. Sir MV, as he was popularly known, had a fairly large circle of friends and among them was eminent Kannada writer and thinker D V Gundappa (DVG). DVG was not merely a writer but was also … Continue reading When Sir.M.Visvesvaraiah blackmailed Writer D.V.Gundappa

MARIA WIRTH :  Where is ‘extremism’ in India and where in Pakistan?

Where is ‘extremism’ in India and where in Pakistan? How confused, uninformed and maybe mischievous the discourse on religion and extremism has become, was obvious again at the recent General Assembly of the United Nations. A Pakistani diplomat, in his reply to the speech by Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, lambasted the “unabashed Hindu extremist … Continue reading MARIA WIRTH :  Where is ‘extremism’ in India and where in Pakistan?