Dividing to Rule.

The proposal by the Delhi CM to split up the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ostensibly to bring greater efficiency to the corruption ridden body has failed to answer some key questions and raised doubts about her intentions. Why would a Chief Minister who has always complained about multiplicity of authority in Delhi, now want some … Continue reading

The Commonwealth Blames.

The Government has tried to seize the initiative on the Commonwealth Games enquiry, but with the clever overlap of multiple agencies and the IT raids to deflect attention, it looks like the Congress Party is already dictating the terms of reference for the probe. So, is the PM under pressure to scuttle the probe ? … Continue reading

Games People Play. And an Oktoberfest in Delhi.

Three TV shows in the span of one week on the Commonwealth Games due in October in New Delhi and a lot of posturing on behalf of almost all actors in the case. It seems like logic is returning to haunt us all. But are we missing the point, once again.   So when they … Continue reading

Electricity in Delhi City.

The power regulator asks private electric distribution companies to reduce tariff since they made huge profits.  The Chief Minister of Delhi steps in and says people of Delhi are rich enough to pay and ticks off the regulator. Unbelievable, but true!   The repeated controversies involving power distribution companies in Delhi after privatization of the … Continue reading

Water: what…er?

 Water: and what your city is not doing about it. Notice how every summer in Delhi, we stare at the serious deficit of almost every utility that the state is endowed to provide, most critically, water. It’s no use starting a debate on splinters of the main argument – that there is wastage, or that there are leakages … Continue reading