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
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
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?
Muslim men help Hindu man perform sister’s last rites MANGALURU: In a rare gesture, a group of Muslim youths helped a Hindu family perform the last rites of a 52-year-old woman who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Saturday. Bhavani died at Janavasati Colony in Puttur taluk’s Vidyapura. She was not married. Her brother … Continue reading Muslim men help Hindu man perform sister’s last rites
I reproduce a message I received through WhatsApp and an image on the way flood crisis is managed in Kerala. Rajiv Tyagi writes: From an Army officer who is at the forefront of rescue and relief operations at Kochi: "I have been in the centre of activities at Kochi. While there is no doubt the … Continue reading Great people of Kerala, showing greatness unparalleled