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Kerala temple fire: Blame-game begins in Kollam, but buck stops with netas

Apr 12, 2016

Kerala temple fire: Blame-game begins in Kollam, but buck stops with netas

The story didn't end because the temple's committee members went ahead with the festivities, perhaps confident that nobody dared to act against them with elections round the corner. #HowThisWorks #India #Kerala #temple #Fire #Politicians #Kollam #Kollam fire tragedy
As politicians undermine executive, legislature and themselves, new power centres fill the vacuum

Mar 31, 2016

As politicians undermine executive, legislature and themselves, new power centres fill the vacuum

All this time it is as if your local politicians, MLA or MP and even the government official had no role whatsoever in the matter. If they make an appearance, it would be only in the last scene of the last act like the proverbial police posse arriving in its hooting jeep moments after the lynch mob is finished with the carnage. #ConnectTheDots #CriticalPoint #Judiciary #Politicians #Indian Politics #Netas #legislative #Executive
A tree or not a tree? Goa rows over coconut status after officials ruled that they were not trees

Jan 19, 2016

A tree or not a tree? Goa rows over coconut status after officials ruled that they were not trees

Politicians in Goa are locked in an row over the status of the popular tourist state's beloved coconut trees -- after officials ruled that they were not in fact trees. #India #NewsTracker #Goa #Politicians #Coconut #Trees #Shareworthy #palms
2015: First time In 63 Years, Lok Sabha most productive House

Dec 28, 2015

2015: First time In 63 Years, Lok Sabha most productive House

Lok Sabha performed better than the Rajya Sabha in 2015, owing to the majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the lower house. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #parliament #Politicians #MPs #Winter session #Indian Politics #Debate in Parliament
Haryana bans illiterate persons from grassroot politics: Move is undemocratic and regressive

Dec 16, 2015

Haryana bans illiterate persons from grassroot politics: Move is undemocratic and regressive

The ban on illiterate people becoming grassroot public representatives in Haryana is undemocratic and regressive. It flies in the face of the constitutional guarantee of equality of opportunity. #Elections #PoliticsDecoder #Haryana #Education in India #Politicians #Voting #Indian Politics #polls #illiterate
Elected leaders age more quickly, die younger: Study

Dec 15, 2015

Elected leaders age more quickly, die younger: Study

Politicians may achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a prime minister or president, but in doing so may face the Grim Reaper somewhat sooner than the expected. #India #US #NewsTracker #PM #President #Politicians #Study #elected leaders #die young
'Bully' BCCI must cut back on politicians: Ian Chappell

Dec 06, 2015

'Bully' BCCI must cut back on politicians: Ian Chappell

There are far too many politicians in the BCCI and cutting back on some of them might help it become more professional, according to former Australia captain Ian Chappell who said it is important for the Board to put in place a good team to restore its credibility. #BCCI #India #Cricket #ICC #Gautam Gambhir #TheySaidIt #Politicians #Ian Chappell #Bishan Singh Bedi #Justice Mukul Mudgal
Why Jaitley's threats won't work: All black money is in stock markets & real estate, too risky to touch

Oct 05, 2015

Why Jaitley's threats won't work: All black money is in stock markets & real estate, too risky to touch

Sheer volume of investment in participatory notes (P-notes, estimated at around $43 billion last June) and private equity money flowing into real estate ($1.3 bn in January-June this year) suggests that illegal money held abroad may actually be substantially invested here #Black money #P. Chidambaram #Private equity #Participatory notes #Politicians #bad loans #P-Notes #NDA Government #Businessmen #Real estate #Finmin #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #illegal wealth #stock market crash #Knight Frank wealth report
Man buried alive in pothole: Why blame netas if we can't change our attitude

Sep 22, 2015

Man buried alive in pothole: Why blame netas if we can't change our attitude

What? I am sorry about the loss of life. It is horrifying but why shock? He fell into a pothole. Another 3000 people did the same in the past year. And seriously, you cannot blame the crew. #death #InMyOpinion #Madhya Pradesh #Pothole #Politicians #Katni #loss of lives