Futile flashback

No doubt, as CAG, Vinod Rai’s staggering estimated loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crores stumped the nation and put spectrum at the top of the heap of the sackful of scandals that marked Singh’s sleazy sojourn in power. But are we surprised by his recent ‘revelation’ that the ‘PM kept quiet even as the 2G scam unfolded?’ Continue Reading

To speak or not to speak…

Even in times when it was believed that one man’s freedom to be nosy ended where the other man’s nose began, the borders were hazy. Today, with cultural and geographical barriers melting away in the heat of high voltage communication tools and media options, drawing out lines of control for freedom of expression is akin to making markings on water or in the air! In this context, the raging debate on free speech seems tiring and outdated. Continue Reading

2G: The missed calls

When A Raja was granted bail one almost felt justice has been done. So how do we account for the sudden spurt of seeming sympathy? After all, is not the former Tele minister’s culpability firmly established? Well, it is not that we love Raja more. Only that while this decoy-Caesar took all the stabs for playing a bit part in the 2G drama the real Caesars lurking behind the curtains got away without a scratch! Continue Reading

Still one more to go!

Should the office of the PM be brought under the purview of Lokpal? The UPA government does not think so and has forthwith unleashed a barrage of ‘Kill Bill’ tactics to ensure that such proposals are disposed of long before they are debated in Parli. Now why would the ruling regime want to insulate the PM’s post? Is it really to protect that ‘sacrosanct’ office from frivolous charges as is being touted or are there deeper devious motives as suspected by knowledgeable skeptics? Continue Reading

Madrasi Mantri Ka Menace

Making a king out of Singh was a lot easier. For that king to make mantris out of a multitude of aspiring MPs, ranging from real masters to mavericks, morons and minions turned out to be a monumental task. The swearing-in was postponed repeatedly and happened piecemeal,with the match-making between many ministers and ministries dragging on. Continue Reading