Tag: Jawaharlal Nehru

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  • Dog-eat-dog bureaucracy

    Dog-eat-dog bureaucracy

    We have a bureaucracy where the honest feel dejected and most of the others are aligned to individual politicians and factions. The mass transfer of bureaucrats and police officers on every change of regime, is proof of this fact. If more proof is needed, the ugly confrontation between police officers of West Bengal and the CBI would convince readers of the veracity of this proposition.

    February 15, 2019
  • How much should India trust China?

    How much should India trust China?

    Even a leader of the stature of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee on a visit to China put another nail in the coffin of the Tibetans by signing that the Chinese had exercised sovereignty over Tibet.

    February 10, 2019
  • In public service…

    In public service…

    A public sector undertaking has no ultimate, permanent management whose shoe pinches, if not bites, in the event of a loss. All sick units should be sold and if not saleable, should be closed.

    February 2, 2019
  • Powers of the Prime Minister

    Powers of the Prime Minister

    In our Constitutional scheme, an able Prime Minister can easily become omnipotent

    January 31, 2019
  • Saints go marching on…

    Saints go marching on…

    Romain Rolland regarded Mahatma Gandhi‘s spirit as the ‘perfect manifestation of the principle of life which will lead a new humanity on to a new path.’ Albert Einstein recognized the Mahatma as ‘the miracle of a man.’ According to him, ‘Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.’

    January 30, 2019
  • Nehru and Patel together built India after Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

    Nehru and Patel together built India after Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

    The historian further said that much of the criticism against Gandhi was baseless and arises from lack of understanding.

    January 20, 2019
  • There’s still time for BJP if it acts fast

    There’s still time for BJP if it acts fast

    BJP and Congress have to live together in harmony for the future of the country. What the new rulers did not realise was that some of the tallest Congress leaders since Independence were revered by all segments of the population.

    December 27, 2018
  • Laws and the Reality

    Laws and the Reality

    Laws and regulations like the minimum wage, say Rs 15,000 per month, touch only the organized sector of the economy which in India covers only 16 per cent of the worker population. The remaining 84 per cent are in the unorganized sector and do not get the benefit of government stipulations. On this basis alone, there is a strong case for lifting all wage stipulations.

    December 17, 2018
  • Tryst with Democracy~II

    Tryst with Democracy~II

    To ensure a viable democracy, the emphasis should be on a discussion of its essentials, and strengthening of institutions that support democracy, not the party in power. The federated system also places checks and balances on the various levels of government, thereby guarding against an overconcentration of power at the national level. But if the party at the Centre has a brute majority, the federal system becomes a victim.

    December 7, 2018
  • The two houses of Parliament

    The two houses of Parliament

    The two Houses of Parliament enjoy a complex relationship as part of the Constitutional design, says Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    December 6, 2018
  • Rural journalism in a shambles

    Rural journalism in a shambles

    Media, the fourth pillar of Indian democracy, has the social responsibility for national development. Ignoring rural development cannot achieve the real national development.

    December 2, 2018
  • Competitive Corruption

    Competitive Corruption

    It is not a little ironic that competitive corruption amongst its rank and file has overtaken a hallowed institution created to stand as a bulwark against corruption. Indeed, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s initial years did inspire awe and strike fear in equal measure, for it represented a lineage of detectives considered ace of aces …

    November 20, 2018
  • PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on 129th birth anniversary

    PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on 129th birth anniversary

    Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad. His birth anniversary is observed as Children’s Day across the nation.

    November 14, 2018
  • Decoding Nehru: Books to read on India’s most questioned PM

    Decoding Nehru: Books to read on India’s most questioned PM

    From being blamed for the political dynasty of Indian National Congress to the mistakes committed by Indira, Rajeev and even Rahul Gandhi—the spectrum is far-reaching and never-ending.

    November 11, 2018
  • Kerala’s Punnamada Lake all set for 66th Nehru Trophy boat race

    Kerala’s Punnamada Lake all set for 66th Nehru Trophy boat race

    Tollywood star Allu Arjun has been invited as the guest of honour for the prestigious event.

    November 10, 2018
  • Allahabad Affidavit

    Allahabad Affidavit

    The exercise of changing names of a historical place should always be carried out judiciously not the least because to change the name of a city is to divest it of its past moorings and associations.

    November 10, 2018
  • Nehru said RBI autonomy subject to Centre, it’s still true: Top govt official

    Nehru said RBI autonomy subject to Centre, it’s still true: Top govt official

    While many see the ongoing tussle between the government and the RBI as unprecedented, the top government functionary also cited instances of RBI governors N C Sengupta and K R Puri, saying their tenures were cut short due to the central government's intervention.

    November 6, 2018