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AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

May 04, 2016

AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

The fact that India cancelled the deal for the 12 VVIP AgustaWestland choppers (even though three were sent over for testing) robs the whole scandal of its sting #InMyOpinion #Ministry of Defence #Scams #Bofors #Defence procurement #AgustaWestland #Christian Michel #Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society
Sonia, Rahul's bravado stems from a sense of entitlement to immunity

May 04, 2016

Sonia, Rahul's bravado stems from a sense of entitlement to immunity

The bravados of Sonia and Rahul take me to school days. Only two sorts of boys used to crow all the time that they were not afraid of anyone. One, the class bullies and the other who got bullied. #Sonia Gandhi #JNU #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #Nitish Kumar #Bofors #AgustaWestland #Jayprakash Narayan #VVIP chopper deal scam #AgustaWestland scam #jumla #Kanhaiya Kumar #Laloo Yadav #Ottavio Quattrochchi #Snamprogetti
AgustaWestland: Spectre of corruption continues to haunt the Congress

Apr 30, 2016

AgustaWestland: Spectre of corruption continues to haunt the Congress

The AgustaWestland deal can be said to be a part of the series of shady transactions such as the scams relating to 2G spectrum, the Commonwealth Games, the Adarsh housing society or the coal block allocations which characterised Manmohan Singh's tenure #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Congress #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #Bofors #AgustaWestland
Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestland

Apr 29, 2016

Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestland

April is the cruellest month, said TS Eliot. It has certainly been true this year in the context of scandals involving politics and the establishment #Sonia Gandhi #Lashkar-e-Taiba #P. Chidambaram #TheLongView #Narendra Modi #Ishrat Jahan #Bofors #9/11 attacks #AgustaWestland #Panama Papers
By choosing to play safe, Amitabh Bachchan has become a stranger to his own image

Jun 06, 2015

By choosing to play safe, Amitabh Bachchan has become a stranger to his own image

It is tragic that a flawed script has turned Bachchan into a living contradiction of the image that gave him his identity. #Amitabh Bachchan #ConnectTheDots #Rajiv Gandhi #Bofors #Zanjeer #VP Singh #Angry Young Man #Piku #Lal Badshah #Mrityudata
Pranab Mukherjee should have known better than to speak on Bofors

Jun 02, 2015

Pranab Mukherjee should have known better than to speak on Bofors

President Mukherjee has clearly lowered the dignity of his office by not remaining a Caesar’s wife as he should have #Pranab Mukherjee #Bofors
President Pranab's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEA

May 28, 2015

President Pranab's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEA

The reported controversial remarks of President Pranab Mukherjee on Bofors issue to a Swedish daily have no bearing on his upcoming tour of Sweden, the first State visit, External Affairs Ministry said in New Delhi on Thursday. #World #India #Pranab Mukherjee #NewsTracker #Sweden #Ministry of External Affairs #Bofors #Vikas Swarup
India tells Swedish paper to retract President Pranab Mukherjee's statement on Bofors

May 28, 2015

India tells Swedish paper to retract President Pranab Mukherjee's statement on Bofors

Pointing out that that controversy circling President Pranab Mukherjee's recent comment on Bofors scam could affect the visit of Sweden later this week, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has claimed that India had warned it to delete the reference made by the President in an interview. #India #Pranab Mukherjee #NewsTracker #Sweden #Bofors #Stockholm #Bofors scandal #Dagens Nyheter