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No family time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised bureaucrats to spend quality time with family as the government needs humans in offices and not robots...


The Markandey Purana Questions, no answers

THE mythological Markandeya Purana begins with the sage, Jaimini, asking four questions: “Why did Lord Vasudeva, the original creator, maintainer and destroyer of...


Where is it heading?

WAY back in 1894, a report by the State Fish and Game Commissioner of North Dakota cautioned that short-term thinking on environment and...

Bric a Brac

The new Shahenshah

North Block houses the Finance Ministry on one side and the Home Ministry on the other side. The atmosphere of both the ministries...

From the Editor

From the Editor

An award is a form of honour, a felicitation to recognise one’s contribution in a chosen field. An award is not only a...

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Fading sheen of Delhi Darbar

The graveyards are full of indispensable men, said Charles De Gaulle. This apparently appears to be true with the central government. Raisina Hills...

Bric a Brac

Dil hai ki…..

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for...

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Arundhati : Reward for keeping quiet

It’s a serious exercise to choose a successor to a serving Chairman of Public Sector Undertaking Banks. The way SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya’s...

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PESB: Brokers’ den

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) needs to be overhauled by Narendra Modi at all costs. The term of the present chairman, Atul...

Book Extract

Indira’s comeback

Janardan Thakur started his career in journalism with the nationalist Patna daily, The Searchlight, in December 1959. In his long and distinguished career...