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EVERY PATRIOT WILL FEEL SHOCKED BY THESE STATISTICS

March 29, 2014

The country is all set for its Sixteenth General Election since independence. India became independent in 1947. Its Constitution adopted in 1950, accepted parliamentary democracy as its system of government. Its first General Election was held in 1952. Today the country is all set for its Sixteenth General Election to the Lok Sabha. Hindol Sengupta, a Senior Editor at the Indian Edition of Fortune magazine, who has been voted by the global ideas platform IdeaMensch on its list of 32 Entrepreneurs Who Make The World A Better Place, has just produced a book titled “100 Things to know and debate before you vote.” Essentially it is a compilation of statistics about India 2014 which can only shock the reader. Sample for example the 37th item listed in these one hundred things. The half page note is captioned 37. When in need, sell a kidney! The note reads: “In spite of … Continue reading EVERY PATRIOT WILL FEEL SHOCKED BY THESE STATISTICS

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A UNIQUE BOOK I READ SOME FIFTY YEARS BACK

March 4, 2014

Every year my daughter Pratibha observes her parent’s Wedding Anniversary (which falls in February) with some specially conceived function.   Early this month, she came to me and said: “This year’s anniversary of yours is very significant. For you, Dada and Ma, who married in 1965, 2014 marks the commencement of your 50th year of togetherness! Let us have this time a family get-together of a kind we have never had earlier.  Kamla, my wife, has one sister and four brothers. Of the four brothers, two are in Mumbai, one is in New Jersey, and the fourth lives in Saint Martin (West Indies). In my case, I have one sister who lives in Mumbai and has two sons and one daughter. The extended families within the country are mainly in Mumbai and Delhi. So for this year’s Anniversary function Pratibha invited all family members, from here and abroad and a … Continue reading A UNIQUE BOOK I READ SOME FIFTY YEARS BACK

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UNDER DR. MANMOHAN – SONIA DUO, PARLIAMENT HITS AN ALL TIME LOW

February 16, 2014

The U.P.A. Government has been in office now for ten years, from 2004 to 2014. UPA I lasted from 2004 to 2009; and UPA II from 2009 to 2014.   Dr. Manmohan Singh began his tenure with a clean personal reputation. But as his decade long tenure is coming to a close, he would leave behind him a record of having presided over the most corrupt government in Independent India.   Starting with the scandals that surfaced during the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, then proceeding to the 2 G Spectrum scams, most of the scams that came to light under Congress governments were exposures made by the C.A.G. or the judiciary and related to bribes allegedly received by ministers/officials in government for illegal favours extended to the bribe givers.   But I hold that the most disgraceful scam that came to light during UPA I was the Cash-for-Votes Scam. It … Continue reading UNDER DR. MANMOHAN – SONIA DUO, PARLIAMENT HITS AN ALL TIME LOW

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