The month that was, while Drishtikone was in Transition

We have been off air on Drishtikone for the new transition to complete. In this time, a lot has happened - in India and the world. India: IPL Betting controversy:  Led by the Indian Pacer Sreesanth, players and bookies have been caught cheating on teams and throwing matches to get pay offs from betting in the IPL games.  Not just the players and outsiders like Vindu Dara Singh, who was connecting many dots, but even the owner of a team - Raj Kundra of Rajasthan Royals has admitted to … [Read more...]

ThinkIndia Speech of Modi and his vision: We finally have a Visionary and a Doer in our midst!

This conference appearance and interaction of and with Narendra Modi is special.  In this, the attempt of the organizers was to discuss substantive stuff and not keep harping on the same "Gujarat 2002".  Honestly, that has become the lamest kind of discussion around Modi. Had Modi been in business, by now, he would have been in the league of Jack Welch and the Tatas of India as far as the ways of doing business is concerned and his popularity.  People talk about Nitish Kumar etc.  Honestly, … [Read more...]

Nitish Kumar plays the “Victim Card” to get special status for Bihar; wants “Adhikar” to get free doles!

In the past 10 years, no other state has been talked against - yes, the state, not just the leader - as much as Gujarat.  In many cases, the Central Government has gone out of the way to deny Gujarat its due.  Yet, it has moved on and been one of the most developed state.  Over those years, I haven't really heard Narendra Modi ever asking the Center, to give it anything.  In fact, he has gone on the offensive and talked about how he would like to make Gujarat as great as Singapore.  And, in … [Read more...]


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