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Aug 25, 2016

Scorpène submarine leaks highlight coming of age of information war against India

The Scorpène data leak is damaging but its not the end of the world for the Indian Navy. Let's learn from it and move on. #Corporate Espionage #CriticalPoint #Defence #Indian Navy #leaked data #Scorpène class submarine #Submarines

Aug 17, 2016

India needs effective Kashmir policy: Perception management is just not enough

If the only answer that the Indian government has to counter Pakistan's malicious designs in Kashmir Valley is to raise the Balochistan bogey, then clearly we Indians should be a worried lot. #Balochistan #China #CM Mehbooba Mufti #CriticalPoint #Jammu and Kashmir #Kashmir unrest #NSG #Pakistan #PM Narendra Modi #PoK

Aug 15, 2016

This Independence Day, it’s time to get angry… very angry

If there's one thing, we as Indians, have learnt in 69 years of Independence, it's been the fine art of outrage #Independence Day #Shareworthy

Jun 23, 2016

Aveek Sarkar’s rule over Bengal’s mindscape lasted nearly as long as Left Front’s

There was friction also over modification of the Land Ceiling Act in Bengal which Aveek Sarkar apparently demanded but was met with only a cold response from the Chief Minister. Quite possibly it would have been political suicide for Mamata Banerjee who rode to power in 2011 riding an emotive appeal against forced acquisition of land from farmers. #ABP #ABP Ananda #Derek O'Brien #KMC #Mamata Banerjee #the Telegraph #Trinamool Congress #West Bengal Land Ceiling Act

Jun 17, 2016

Bank of Baroda says ‘sorry’, will compensate farmer it mistook for Vijay Mallya guarantor

BoB has said its senior officers have met the “aggrieved customer” and apologised for the inconvenience in the wrongful freezing of accounts in Vijay Mallya case. #Bank of Baroda #BoB #ConnectTheDots #Corporate fraud #GroundReport #Kingfisher #Loan default #NPA #Vijay Mallya

Feb 29, 2016

Budget 2016: What is fiscal deficit? Will govt meet this crucial target?

Fiscal deficit is one of the most closely watched numbers in the Budget. It is the shortfall in the government's revenues to meet its expenditure. The government bridges the gap through market borrowings. #Arun Jaitley #Economy 2016 #fiscal deficit #NDA #Union Budget 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Budget session: All you need to know about the 16 Bills waiting to be passed

The Budget session begins on Tuesday (23 February) in an atmosphere of intimidation and hate, with the JNU imbroglio and Rohith Vemula's suicide casting doubt whether any meaningful businesses are possible in this crucial session to #Budget Session #ConnectTheDots #GST Bill #JNU row #Real Estate Bill #Rohith Vemula #Waterways Bill #Whistle-blowers Protection Bill

Feb 22, 2016

Budget 2016: Govt on course to miss the divestment target for 6th year in a row

One reason for the poor show this year has been the big fall in the domestic equity markets, which forced the government to hold back its stake sale plans in state-run companies. #Arun Jaitley #Disinvestment #Economy 2016 #NDA #Union Budget 2016