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From the Editor

From the Editor

F“ew will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and...


Spiritually clean

SOME years ago, I was invited to a school in Trichy to speak to the students. When I asked what they wanted to...

Eyes wide shut

A Kafkaesque trial in our times

IN March 2013, a concerned group of ex-bureaucrats, including some former cabinet secretaries, met then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advocate for urgent...

TV channels of Parliament
Bric a Brac

Bric a brac : RSTV battleground

WHAT is the rationale behind having two TV channels of Parliament? This is a puzzle to be solved by parliamentarians. Both Lok Sabha...


Culture : Redefining temples

PLACES of worship have special place in our lives. How and why this came about is difficult to say. It may well be...


Defaulters make merry

Jab ishwar hai saath to dar kahe ka (When God is with us, why be afraid). This is the ringtone of the mobile...

Silly Point

Silly Point : D-Day Musings

A few days ago, when the exit poll figures were being touted from the housetops, one morning, around 4 a.m., I had a...

By the Way

Marathon meet in Haryana

How will one feel, as a senior officer, when he is supposed to sit the whole day to attend a marathon meeting with...

By the Way

Planning for buses?

What were Ministers and Secretaries of State Transport Departments doing in Hanover, the largest city of Germany, in the last week of September...


Hamster on a wheel

Next time you log into Facebook and click on that thumb sign to like a post or write a comment or update your...

State Scan

Why is the RSS angry with Shivraj?

HOW dare he say that and that too two years ahead of the assembly elections?” fumed a senior RSS leader when a journalist...


Governance : RERA – An Elixir for Real Estate Sector

ON December 8, 2014, home buyers in the NCR (National Capital Region) staged a massive rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi against majority...