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September 13, 2009

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Vol. LXI, No. 10, New Delhi, Septmeber 13, 2009

UPA’s new economic model
High price, low growth, high deficit

By Naresh Minocha

THE UPA has started backtracking from the grandiose electoral promises that its leading constituent, the Congress party, made in its Lok Sabha manifesto.

A meeting of the full Planning Commission held on September 1, 2009 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh prepared the preliminary shift in UPA strategy: From promised long jump economic growth to inflation pole-vaulting with reduced growth target.    more >

Will India toe US, EU line at WTO?
By P Muralidhar Rao

A meeting of 35 trade ministers from important trading countries is scheduled for September 3 and 4, 2009, in New Delhi. The meeting has been called at the initiative of Government of India.    more >

Thinking Aloud
The luck is that you live in India, not Pakistan
By Jay Dubashi

IT is not often that you come across really good news in newspapers, in these days of murders, assassinations, swine flue and the perennial phenomenon of terrorist attacks. On a single day last month, there were two news items that made me chuckle with pleasure, something I have not done in a long time.    more >

The 100-Day Hoax

THE first hundred days of UPA-II passed off without much fanfare though the government had launched its 100-day agenda with great flourish. The establishment would feel too uncomfortable to be reminded of its utter failure on all fronts and that all the grandiose promises made three months ago now sound hollow.    more >

Arousing eastern India’s somnolent farm prowess: Agri ministry’s quarter-century itch
By Arabinda Ghose

ON August 21, the Government of India exhorted the eastern states to “gear up and be counted along with the traditional food baskets of north-western India in order to offset the agricultural production during the current drought season”, according to a report in the Indian Express of August 22.    more >

Sangh Samachar

Andhra CM dies in helicopter crash
Condolence by RSS


ANDHRA Pradesh Chief Minister Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, who was popularly known as YSR, died in a helicopter crash over Nallamala forest in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on September 2.    more >

Trauma faced by freshers in colleges
Ragging not the only problem

By Indira Satyanarayan

ONCE college admissions are over after the usual hiccups, orientation courses are conducted to bridge the gap between schools and colleges for freshers stepping into colleges for the first time.    more >

Orissa Newsletter

BHUBANESWAR:Orissa Government has on August 11 sacked an officer and identified about 100 others for allegedly joining services in State government, banks and PSUs by producing fake caste certificates, official sources said.    more >

Bangladeshi infiltration continues unabated

KENDRAPARA: In what gives credence to recurring illegal immigration trends, the demographic profile in infiltration-hit villages of this coastal district has swelled to an alarming scale since the 2001 census operation.    more >

“Ambition to do something different”

For Sushri Saroj Pandey the last one year has been of rapid strides in her political career. She is Mayor of Durg Municipal Corporation consecutively for the last 10 years – a record in the country.    more >

Joint demonstration by BMS and SJM at Parliament Street
Don't betray the nation on WTO

By Pramod Kumar

BHARATIYA Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) and Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) believe that the government’s sudden proactive stance on Doha deal will have far reaching irreversible and adverse consequences for the country’s economy and polity, as has been the experience in the last 15 years.    more >

Water harvesting and management
Water: The elixir of life

By Dr Ballabhbhai Kathiria

Come summer, the crisis of water scarcity is all-pervasive in India—be it a metro city, a small town or a village. As the mercury rises in the summer, long multi-coloured bucket lines begin to appear at community taps in cities and villages across the country.    more >

Secular governments funding religious visits abroad
Misappropriation of public money for petty gains

By Himanshu Shekhar Jha

THE recent stay of Andhra Pradesh High Court on the State Government’s order providing financial assistance to self-styled Christians for pilgrimage to places connected with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ is a landmark in the history of judicial decisions taken in the past few years in our country.    more >

Prasanna Counselling Centre, Bengaluru
Helping those in distress

By Pramod Kumar

IT is a scientific fact that depression causes most of the diseases. It is found more among women than men. But instead of seeking medical advice, most of the people believe that mental disorders are due to the influence of evil spirits, which sometimes complicates the problem.    more >

New Hindutva platform
Ideology should be the basis of politics

By Ramesh Patange

OF late, BJP president, Rajnath Singh’s speeches are widely and perhaps properly covered. Delivering the concluding speech at the BJP National Executive meeting held at New Delhi, he dwelt at length on such diverse subjects such as political situation in Uttar Pradesh, BSP’s state government, BJP’s defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, the responsibility of the leaders for such a debacle and the morale of the cadre. It is not planned to discuss all these topics here.    more >

Media Watch
Consoling to think of old-time journos

AMIDST all the turmoil we witness these days in the media world, it is somewhat consoling to remember old-time journalists who had done their bit not just to entertain their clients—readers and listeners—but to inform and educate them with a certain amount of objectivity that placed them above their contemporaries.    more >



Government paralysed by rival feud
Murder of tycoon exposes the CPM-criminal gang-up

By S Chandrasekhar

OUTSMARTING and outbeating jehadi crimes by ‘Quotation Gangs’ of Crime Syndicates patronised by the CPM have become the gravest threat, Kerala is facing today. Earlier disorganised and loose goondas were used by the powerful liquor lobby for transporting spirit and illicit liquor to various parts of the State.    more >

Defining Hindutva
A nationalist political approach

By OP Gupta IFS (Retd)

HINDUTVA implies, among other qualities, entertaining warm feelings of camaraderie by a Hindu towards other Hindus irrespective of caste, region, language and country. Where a Hindu has warm feelings of camaraderie towards other Hindus he is known as a Hindutvavadi or full of Hindutva.    more >

Vote-bank politics is no democracy
By Anand Shankar Pandya

IN my interview several years ago, Acharya Kriplani had said that India achieved its Independence after suffering 700 years of slavery, hence people do not understand the meaning of real democracy and their duties and rights in an Independent democratic India.    more >


What’s gone wrong with the BJP?
By MV Kamath

WHAT on earth is happening to the Bharatiya Janata Party? Those who feel that it has a vital role to play in fulfilling the destiny of India to rise to world leadership are increasingly disturbed. It is as if the party is entering into a self-destructive mode.    more >

Economy Watch

Unaffordable electricity dampens development
By Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala

ONE senior officer of the Ministry of Environment and Forests remorsefully accepted that generation of electricity was imposing huge environmental costs on the country. Carbon emissions from thermal plants were adding to global warming.    more >

Kids’ Org

Choosing a career? Think twice
By Dr Devender Kawday and Dini Menon

WE should set a time frame within which we can try to follow and implement each career planning guideline.    more >


A new look at old fashion Living life with style, class and grace
By Vaidehi Nathan
How to be Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace, Jordan Christy, Center Street, Hachette Book Group, Pp 196, Price $ 16.99 HB

A gripping treatise on politics of censorship
By Manju Gupta
Cinema and Censorship: The Politics of Control in India, Someswar Bhowmik, Orient BlackSwan, Pp 381, Rs 495.00

A brilliant introduction to Nepal
Paradise in Our Backyard: A Blueprint for Nepal, Karna Sakya, Penguin Books, Pp 233, Rs 275.00

A fascinating narrative of women achievers
By Manju Gupta
Invisible Women, Visible Histories, Devika Rangachari, Manohar, Pp 531, Rs 1295.00

A practical guide to healing technique
The Forgotten Art of Healing, F.E. Udwadia, OUP, Pp 184, Rs 695.00

An exceptional film maker X-Rayed
Mrinal Sen: Sixty Years in Search of Cinema, Dipankar Mukhopadhyay, HarperCollins Publishers India, Pp 317, Rs 399.00

News Analysis

Fragile peace and democracy in Nepal
Maoists destabilising the polity

By Shyam Khosla

NEPAL faces multiple threats to its fragile peace process and the writing of the constitution. Maoists create one crisis after the other to destabilise the polity...    more >

Open Forum

The Arab world and democracy
By MD Kini

THE Economist of London has published a 14-page special report on the Arab world (July 25/31,2009 issue) which sums up the dilemma of the Middle East, entitled, “Waking from its sleep’.    more >

Readers’ Forum

Ideology and governance (Organiser, 14-6-2009);
—R ANAND by e-mail

I read Dr Gautam Sen’s article. It was really an eye-opener for Hindus. I also maintain that ideology matters a lot and I stress the need for the BJP to embrace the Vedic philosophy.    more >

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