Black money, blackens Indian democracy

What is ailing India, the world’s largest democracy? It is the saga of corruption going unabated – be it relating to the Commonwealth Games, allocation of 2-G Spectrum and S-band Spectrum, appointment of the CVC chairman, protecting market manipulators causing price rise or the disclosures in Nira Radia tapes.

Amending RTI; a dangerous move

By Dr. Gyan Pathak

UPA led Union Government of India, which is presently neck deep in corruption, has been trying to amend the Right to Information Act for quite some time.More recently, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has circulated a suggestion stating if information seeker under this act dies, the concerned file would be closed.

SA review: 19 Journalist killed in 2010

The media scene in 2010 presented a wide spectrum of quality. In Afghanistan, pleasantly surprising new media persons came to the fore working for an institution with little indigenous grounding, which actually reflected the nature of the state of Afghanistan. It was vulnerable to conditions of ..

End of a Socialist Era

With the demise of Surendra Mohan on December 18, 2010, India has lost one of the veteran socialist who would always be remembered for his simple life and political integrity.
Surendra Mohan was known for his intellectual honesty, moral uprightness and personal sacrifices. He was one of the ..

New angle to 2G and TATA – Radia Tapes

TATA Group Big Boss Ratan TATA had reportedly told one of the TV Channels in an interview recently that his “Chemistry” with former telecom minister and now textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran was not good. The answer was in response to a question on how he would react if the DMK were to replace ..

Things may not be so bad after all

Each year, the pope gives Christmas greetings to the leaders of the Roman Curia. This year, referring to the expanding scandal of the sexual abuse of children by clergy that was covered up and facilitated by bishops and superiors and until recently pooh-poohed by Rome, Pope Benedict told them, ..

Ties of convergence and divergence

One of the most difficult area of study for the students of international diplomacy is India-China relations. This relationship can be rightly characterized as one of limited convergence and wide divergence of interests, depicting the growing nature of rivalry rather than friendship. Chinese moves..

Nitrogen vs Food Security

The government’s latest decision to spend Rs 350 crore to assess the degradation of environment due to improper use of nitrogen based fertilizers and to educate farmers in at least 100 districts vulnerable to climate-change indicates the pressure mounted by environmentalists from all over the world.


While turning the pages of history of the colonial Indian Muslim politics, only issue that comes immediately to our mind is their engagement with the question of Hindu-Muslim relations, communalism, and power sharing formula in various sectors/ institutions. Here is a case a little away from all ..

Should lobbying be legalized

The Nira Radia tapes, coming on the back of the “Telecom 2G Spectrum Scam” and subsequent housing loan scam of financial institutions throws up many interesting issues that needs to be publicly debated and decided upon by the government in order to prevent any ugly controversies in the future.



3000-year-old relics found in Saudi Arabia

Jarash, near Abha in saudi Arabia is among the most important archaeological sites in Asir province Excavat ...

Instagram co-founders quit

WEB DESK The 2 co-founders of Instagram have resigned, reportedly over differences in management policy with ...