Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The capable state - Gulzar Natarajan

The capable state - Indian Express:

Ideally there should be ' Maximum governance with minimum government ', but in India we have ' Maximum government with minimum governance ' instead. State capability has been sacrificed at the altar of politicking and vote bank politics in India.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Into the Darkness | Bar and Bench

Into the Darkness | Bar and Bench:

Bad political leadership brings bad administrative, economic & judicial leadership. A combination of bad judicial & political leadership results in catastrophe.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The modern Prince - The Enigma That Is Machiavelli

The modern Prince - FT.com:

Was Machiavelli a philosopher of evil as Leo Strauss believed or a philosopher of republicanism & rule of law? Francis Fukuyama's take on this.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

BBC News - Stinking fish and coffee: The language of corruption

BBC News - Stinking fish and coffee: The language of corruption:

In India corruption is ' kar prasanna' - make happy. A fish starts to stink at the head and in India the stink of corruption begins from the top.

While we were silent - Pratap Bhanu Mehta

While we were silent - Indian Express:

A brilliant write up by P B Mehta. The Congress has deliberately pursued policies, in the name of Aam Aadami & secularism, that has put India on destruction course. The UPA has been successful in wrecking the polity from within. Mehta, however, missed to mention UPA's suicidal foreign policy.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The new Galapagos - Pratap Bhanu Mehta

The new Galapagos - Indian Express Mobile: Pratap Bhanu Mehta

A beautiful depiction of Delhi's political bio-diversity. Hilarious, yet true to an extent.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Middle-Class Revolution - WSJ.com

The Middle-Class Revolution - WSJ.com:

A dissatisfied & disenchanted Middle Class is the most effective carrier of Revolution. From Aristotle to Hannah Arendt to Francis Fukuyama -- this has been the running theme.