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 […]

Uttar Pradesh elections – some challenges facing Akhilesh Yadav

In the 1984 elections, after the sudden death by assassination of Indira Gandhi, her son became the new Prime Minister and in the polls soon after, he got an astounding number of parliamentary seats giving him a huge majority – with 411 MP’s out of a total possible of 543, this was a huge mandate […]

Anti Maoist operations – UAVs to be used to gather information

The Government, for the past several years, has been stating that the Maoist problem is a severe problem, and the ‘Red’ corridor that the naxalites have set up in the central section of the country means that there are large areas of the country where Government officials do not set foot. However, at the same […]