April 30, 2013
In the manner the PMO has evolved and functions, it is now a bloated bureaucracy whose minions clutter up the processes of decision-making. »
April 25, 2013
While speaking at the Press Institute of India, Chennai, on “Self-regulation by the media”, I expressed the view, published by The Hindu (February 20), that readers of newspapers and televi...
April 16, 2013
According to media reports, the first destination of the new Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in the itinerary of foreign visits now being worked out will be India, and that too as early as in...
April 11, 2013
One of the greatest ironies of India is the ability of its people to live comfortably with the yawning gap between precept and practice. Indians are unbeatable when it comes to saying one...
April 4, 2013
Time and cost overruns are a given.
March 31, 2013
Why should India get mixed up in all sorts of bizarre combinations of nations?
March 24, 2013
People in crucial posts in the government can be fallible and vengeful.
March 12, 2013
Reminiscent of Mark Twain’s famous quip about weather, everyone has been talking about the stratospheric soaring of corporate compensation packages all over the world but nobody has been a...
April 28, 2013
Just picture in your mind’s eye a function organised by the concerned parties to inaugurate a Library and Research Centre housing references and memorabilia pertaining to, say, the period...
April 21, 2013
Nobody knows the precise contribution the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is making in pursuance of its avowed objective of promoting peace and se...
April 14, 2013
Economists of all schools of thought are agreed that psychological factors and intangible influences play a role as significant as hard facts and policy prescriptions in determining the level of c...
April 7, 2013
I really wonder why US President Barack Obama had to take the trouble of phoning Kamala Harris — the first Indian American to be elected California’s Attorney General — to apologise to her for pub...
April 2, 2013
Yesterday I stepped into the 62nd year of entry into the Indian Administrative Service. Standing on this vantage point, what is the panorama of public service that I see unfolding before me? Am I...
March 26, 2013
The failure of Gandhiji and JP to leave a legacy of clean politics speaks for itself.
March 19, 2013
Poets have also been movers and shakers, from Mughal times to the present.
March 10, 2013
I sometimes think that it is necessary for the Finance Minister to be re-designated as Minister of Economic Management in order to drive home the point that he is responsible not just for...