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Supreme Court needs some corrective mechanism

Friday, January 12, 2018

Judiciary in India is one of the key pillars of democracy, but as the four senior judges of the Supreme Court brought to the light not all is well in the apex court. ALSO READ: Order, Order! Supreme Court not in order; full letter written by SC Judges The country looks upto the apex court to […]

BBC employee stirs up the hornet’s nest after blowing the lid on inconsistent pay packages

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A startling revelation by a BBC employee has restarted the debate around the grave issues of gender discrimination, pay gaps and different outlook towards women-men balance in the corporate circles. Carrie Gracie, was the high-flying China editor for BBC before she stepped down due to unequal pay package terms and breach of trust. She wrote […]

Why I love the social media

Monday, January 08, 2018

At dinner recently, some of Delhi’s wisest and wittiest were discussing Facebook. Mostly bashing it for its superficiality: its pouting selfies, pseudo-Rumi quotes and corny jokes; the cute doggie pictures and endless holiday snapshots, the feel-good quizzes that link you to Cleopatra or Marilyn Monroe and tell you how brilliant and beautiful you are, the […]

Pak must play fair on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Pakistan’s gesture of allowing family of Kulbhushan Yadav, the Indian national who has been in Pakistani custody for the past 22 months, is not something which is merely humanitarian but tactical, coming ahead of a written submission it has to make at the International Court of Justice, where the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav is being […]

Time to crack the whip against Indigo, stop flying them

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The entire country was shocked by the recent episode of violence by crew members of IndoGo airline where they brutally assaulted a hapless and elderly man on the Tarmac of the capital I am left shuddering at the thought of my family ever traveling this airline. Ofcourse in my individual capacity I can and have […]

A Year After Demonetisation

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

November 8, 2016 would be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of Indian economy. This day signifies the resolve of this Government to cure the country from “dreaded disease of black money”. We, the Indians, were forced to live with this attitude of “chalta hai” with respect to corruption and black money and […]

India leaps ahead

Thursday, October 26, 2017

India is a country that I am fascinated by as it is packed with entrepreneurial spirit and the desire for change. It is also the second most populated country in the world with more than a billion people. With a third of these living in densely populated cities, it is no surprise that when I […]

Karnataka is an engine of Indian economy

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Today is a memorable day for parliamentary democracy. I address this august Karnataka Legislature as the 14th President of the Republic of India on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the Vidhan Soudha. Personally, also, it is a memorable day as I took oath as President of India in the presence of both Houses […]

Why PM Narendra Modi picked diplomat Hardeep Puri to lead the country’s Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry

Monday, September 04, 2017

The choice of Hardeep Singh Puri as India’s new Housing and Urban Affairs Minister was a well calibrated decision to fulfil PM Narendra Modi’s key agenda for housing for all and create world class urban infrastructure for Indian cities, banking on Puri’s profile as a diplomat with vast global experience. In political terms too it […]

India@70: My wish list for a New India

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Seventy year is a long journey full of milestones and achievements yet we are too far from some of the others which can make us a better nation. It is time to feel proud as an Indian but it is also a time for introspection and to etch some new goals as we begin the […]

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