Sardar Patel, Power, Persuasion and Statue

The Sardar Patel statue, also called "The Statue of Unity" which is to be unveiled tomorrow Oct 31st, is the biggest statue in the world at 182 meters tall. Built at the cost of Rs 3000 crores, it must be impressive to behold because of its sheer size. It is supposed to represent unity of … Continue reading Sardar Patel, Power, Persuasion and Statue

The Gutless Über-Monster of India

More and more people are coming around to the realization that the man (I use the term loosely) who has enabled the loot of the country and driven its economy into the ground is despicable. Hundreds of millions already poor people will suffer increased hunger and deprivation. To say that I despise him barely comes … Continue reading The Gutless Über-Monster of India

India: A Case of Bad Governance

In today's Business Standard, Pranab Bardhan in his article "India -- A case of bad governance", makes a number of very important points. The article is very instructive. Unlike many hagiographic accounts of India, it honestly states that India suffers from misgovernance -- and what is more, baldly places the responsibility where it belongs in … Continue reading India: A Case of Bad Governance

To Dream the Impossible Dream

This morning I was reminded of the words of a song "Impossible Dream". The song goes thus: To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go I love Elvis Presley's version of the song that he performed at the Madison Square … Continue reading To Dream the Impossible Dream