Namma Railu: ‘Suburban rail needs public will’

  Welcoming Railway Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge’s announcement about the setting up of the Bangalore Rail Vikas Corporation, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, professor and Congress member Rajeev Gowda said that only a public movement in its favour will push this ambitious but vital public transport project. This is a significant step towards the setting …

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Congress set for a major overhaul under Rahul Gandhi

    Over time, most large organisations tend to develop inefficiencies, become constrained by bureaucratic processes or get captured by vested interests. This ‘plateau’ phase can be observed in the private sector, public sector and even in political movements. Private sector organisations face regular market tests that force them to address organisational sclerosis. Political parties …

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AAP-eration theatre

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  The impact of the Aam Aadmi Party on the business-as-usual nature of the Indian political scene was the subject of a debate on the morning of the second day of the Times of India Literary Carnival. Titled “AAP-eration India: Changing the Paradigm of Politics” the discussion was moderated by Venkat Lokanathan, Professor of politics …

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Rationalise election funding, to get out of a vicious circle!

  Kudos to the Parliament and the Government for passing the Lokpal bill today. It goes along with a bouquet of legislation to combat corruption, starting with the Right to Information Act. Though Lokpal is a powerful tool, we still need to address the causes of the disease of corruption – electoral funding! 1. The …

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Nelson Mandela – a man who was free even in prison

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  For those of us born after Indian independence Nelson Mandela was the closest we came to experiencing Mahatma Gandhi. Mandela’s matrubhoomi, South Africa, was the karmabhoomi where the lawyer Mohandas Gandhi was transformed into the Mahatma. Mandela co-founded the African National Congress and set up the first black law partnership with his comrade Walter …

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