I had my early education in Orissa and higher education at JNU, New Delhi. I was elected President of JNU Students' Union in 1982-83, defeating the established communist student groups for the first time in the JNUSU history.
After my JNU days, I became a journalist, worked with Times Of India for 10 years, with Hindustan Times for five years and India TV for two years. For the last eight years, I am serving as the Director of a media education Centre, JIMMC, at NOIDA, UP.
"Cashless economy" and "digital money" are the buzzwords today, but can India really leapfrog from a not only cash-driven but largely unbanked economy (almost 50% Indians do not have access to banking...
Should Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), India's premier institution of research on modern Indian history, be presided over by Shakti Sinha, a retired bureaucrat, whose only credential for the job is that he has cultivated those in power in the saffron establishment?
Sanders has clearly lost the Democratic race. He can still refuse to throw in the towel until the bitter end, but this won't do him much good. But what would happen if he decides to run as an independent or Green Party candidate?
Why is it that the corporate class is backing you, Mr Rajan? The doyens of the business class say that you have made India proud, having been chosen as the world's best central banker of the year. They say that you have controlled inflation; that you have saved the Indian economy from the depredations of international volatility. But what the corporate class has left unsaid is that it wants you to continue because you have provided corrupt business houses protection from the long arms of the law.
Narendra Modi's Kerala comment is much more dangerous for the party than what he said in Bihar about Nitish Kumar's DNA. The Bihar comment was against an individual, but the Kerala comment is against the state as a whole. There is another difference between the Bihar and Kerala comments. Whereas the PM expressed an opinion about the Bihar leader (with which one could agree or disagree), in Kerala his statement flew in the face of facts.
The government's stance on the AgustaWestland scam smacks of duplicity. When some questions were raised about the corrupt practices of the UK-based company and its parent body at Italy in 2013, the then Congress government promptly cancelled the chopper deal. The BJP was so happy with the government action then that it did not feel the need for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the matter. Why is it then, after three years, that the BJP is accusing the Congress leadership of corruption in the same deal?