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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 […]

Justice Verma presents his much awaited report – and then ? Silence on behalf of the Government

This Government has been running on committees, with the former chief trouble-shooter of the Government, the now-President Pranab Mukherjee, being the head of numerous committees setup by the Government on innumerable issues (most of which never saw the sight of day). These committees played an integral part of the trouble-shooting process of the UPA (I […]

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 […]