His friends say that Sharad Pawar is more knowledgeable about agriculture management than any other political leader. May be. What the public knows is that he pays less attention to his portfolio than any other minister. The little attention he pays leads to dubious results.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
The terrorist wins when he does not lose. Security forces lose when they do not win. This universal law gives small bands of insurgents an edge over large Government formations. In a country as vast and diverse as
That’s not the only cost of being an open society. In diplomatic and strategic matters too we seem to be not as effective as we ought to be. Not even in comparison with
The political leadership of
The game-changer in
The main reason for
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Early in his career Amartya Sen resigned from his post at
Raj had acquired his own star value with his first assignments in
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Simply Fly is many other things too – a portrait of rural India, a celebration of farming, a tribute to the author’s forty-rupees-a-month school teacher father, a personal account of the horrors of the Bangladesh war. (The inspirational figure of the Captain’s father looms so large in the book that it’s a pity there is no photograph of him in the 12-page picture portfolio that adds value to the volume).
His gripping cliff-hanger story – licences not arriving when only minutes are left for an inaugural flight, documents never moving, files getting stuck, bribes being suggested – is interspersed with memorable character portraits. They range from Manje Gowda, a neighbour he knew only slightly but who stood guarantee for a bank loan, to John Gray, author of Men are from Mars.. who swore that he got a boost from Oprah Winfrey because Swami Kaleshwar willed it so.
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