Conservatism in Indian Army

It is an often repeated truism that militaries are conservative by nature. According to popular perception, conservatism has two connotations. One, it shows belief in the value of established and traditional practices, considering them to be sacrosanct and essential for the continued sustaining of the organisation.

Sustenance versus everything else

If we cease to exist as individuals or groups or countries, does it matter then, who was the great inventor of products or runner of the political regime? Probably it does, but for the historians alone. If we rise above the controversies, greed, ego and desires we will fail to distinguish between the people of…

Illusionary Governance

When I wrote these books, I thought they will go out of circulation as the times change and the politics matures. I am glad that this did not happen for the last 4 years, but I am not happy that the politics did not mature. Much more reading of these books is called for. When…

The #Election Tsunami

Whatever might have been the criteria for choosing a candidate in the recently held elections, one cannot disregard the impact that the diversionary speeches of the leaders made on the electorate. The congress led government had amply softened the battlefield by their stagnated governance, policy paralysis and erosion of the law enforcement processes. Any pep…

Elections – Not the only Solution

One certainly needs an answer for ‘why a potentially strong country like India continues to bear the tag of an emerging economy’. What stops it from acquiring the label of a developed country? If the country has abundance of natural resources, plethora of trained work force and blessings of a great weather, there should be…

Watering down the water crisis

The In-achievable Election Promise When AAP, the Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) included the promise of 700 liters free water and cheap electricity in their election manifesto, little did they realize that this bugbear would start breathing down their neck very quickly? Who had thought that this budding party would end up dislodging the…

Open Letter 2 to Arvind Kejriwal – To Do List

Dear Arvind Ji, The social media is overflowing with the advice that you must quickly execute your election promises, and show concrete results. Unlike the others, I do not feel that you are ignoring those commitments. While pressures may come on you from the Congress and BJP that this is the aspect of utmost importance,…