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Shuffling the cards

BUREAUCRACY is like a horse and to control it, the horseman needs to use his skills (and whip) very well—an old saying in...

chhindhrawa model
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Dawn of Chhindwara model

THE most visible change in Madhya Pradesh since the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government was ousted on December 11 in the assembly election is...

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Chandigarh ‘Metropolis’ as Punjab Capital?

BY definition a Metropolis is a large city or conurbation which is a significant economic, political, and cultural centre for a country or...

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Modi fails in Kashmir

WHEN Modi took over as the Prime Minister in 2014, he aroused great hopes in members of the Kashmiri Pandit community. Most people...

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Beware! The lotus eaters are on the prowl

IT’S tempting to project the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections to be held later this year as a Kamal vs Kamal contest—the BJP’s party...

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The Maratha Paradox

THE senior bureaucracy in Maharashtra is up in arms after Additional Chief Secretary (ACS Finance) D K Jain (1983 batch) was appointed as...

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Tamil angst or separatism?

THOUGH Uttarakhand had 21,966 protests, the highest number in the year 2016, it was Tamil Nadu with 20,450 protests—at the rate of 47...

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STATESCAN : New empress of MP

BARELY two months into the job, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has firmly ensconced herself as a parallel power centre in the State...

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Delhi govt just in name

THE scary and sordid episode of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash being subjected to physical violence in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office at...

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Delhi : Uncivil fight

THE ugly face-off and the violent fallout between the Civil Service and Delhi government remind us of EV Lucas’ short story, Face on...