Jat agitation – the death of the state machinery

Drastic headlines, but if you read what happened in Rohtak during the Jat agitation, you would think that this was Somalia where there is no Government. Or during the phase when Egypt was witnessing a change in Government, when the state withdrew its police from the streets and let mobs do what they want. The […]

The government that can not meet the people at India Gate

The two interviews, one with the home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and the other with the Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar, both conducted by Rajdeep Sardesai on the CNN-IBN channel (24 December 2012) left no one in doubt about the archaic, even medieval mindset of the higher echelons of the Indian government and its police […]

More trouble for Mamta – hooch tragedy claims more than 150 dead; problems in governance that need to be tackled

Mamta Banerjee came to politics on the crest of a wave for change; this was a wave that totally removed the Left Front from power and brought her to victory with a large margin. With this change, the people of West Bengal put all their faith in the power of Mamta Banerjee to bring a […]