Common Sense Vs. the Commonwealth Games.

What you need to know about the massive spending on an 11-day event in New Delhi this year. And why this money is going to go down the drain – but only after it has passed through the pockets of politicians and bureaucrats. For anyone who has an interest in governance, the much-hyped Commonwealth Games … Continue reading

Dantewada: 76 dead and not counting.

In spite of all round support from parties, the Congress has tried to scuttle the emerging consensus on action against Maoists. What’s the game? Eleven days is a long time to understand the difference between incident and incidence. Public angst at a death haul in a day that beats even a recent war with Pakistan … Continue reading

The state of our cities.

The execution [pun intended] of city planning at the altar of political expediency, with particular reference to the judicial intervention in Delhi on illegal constructions and encroachments. The spate of Court orders in Delhi in the last few years, first directing the tearing down of buildings constructed in contravention of existing building bye laws and … Continue reading