B. S. Raghavan joined the West Bengal IAS cadre in 1952 and was the Commissioner of various Departments. He also served as the Chief Secretary of Tripura. He was Director, Political and Security Policy Planning in the Union Home Ministry and the Secretary, National Integration Council during the period of the first four Prime Ministers. He was a US Congressional Fellow and Policy Adviser to UN (FAO), and Chairman of three UN Committees. He has been chief executive of four major public sector enterprises. He is now a columnist and author, connected with social service and educational organisations.

US on the boil over government snooping

The US Government is currently finding itself embroiled in a fierce uproar following the revelations of extensive cyber-snooping being carried out by the National Security Agency (NSA). ... »

Security concerns of Indian Ocean nations

In an article titled ‘A union of Indian Ocean nations’ carried by this paper on July 18, 2011, I had strongly pleaded for exploring boldly and with a fresh mind the new and exciting vistas of soci... »

Deal with Maoism as a social disease

The entire nation to a person feels shocked and outraged at the latest instance of horror perpetrated by the Maoists in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh State. It is natural and understandable that... »

Curtain raiser to a new beginning

India and China discussed tangible measures to increase economic cooperation. »

A puzzle without answer

Strangely, scamsters are unmindful of rising anger against corruption. »

Give Digvijay Singh his due

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has been getting a raw deal from the media. He has been the victim of its sarcastic barbs as if he is some sort of a buffoon who shoots his mouth o... »

The Prime Minister should resign

The continuance of Manmohan Singh in office as Prime Minister has become indefensible. I should not be mistaken as toeing the holier-than-thou Opposition line: The BJP, in particular, is i... »

Fighting Western intellectual bias

The field of management studies has its own hagiology and demonology. Management coinages keep shuttling between the two. What is enthroned today bites the dust tomorrow and vice-versa<... »

Are there problem employees?

One of the staples of any tome on management is a discourse on dealing with problem employees. It usually figures in a setting that includes organisational culture and behaviour on the one side an... »

Paradox of Indian philanthropy

TheKnowledge@ Wharton (K@W) Web site of March 21 gives an incisive as well as revealing account of the state of philanthropy in India. It is well worth visiting by every netizen and member... »
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