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In his masterly study, The American Character, first published in 1944, Profe or D.W. Brogan had spoken of how "the American experience" had bred, among other attitudes, a preference for "the temper o...
You have every right to give a fair warning that there are 27 other officials on your list who you think need to be "fixed". This is too modest a figure, for a vast and Byzantine bureaucracy. About time we had a comprehensive purge.
When in 2013 Modi sought to storm his way on to the national centre stage, I was fairly certain that moderate forces and reasonable men and women would be able to stand up to him; and, when that did not happen and he managed to frogmarch the Bharatiya Janata Party to his will, I began to watch with alarm as a determined and well-financed Modi sneered his way to national victory.