Kamal Morarka

Uplift The Lowest Or Poorest Of The Poor : HIGH TIME TO MAKE VIABLE POLICIES

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All the political people and other people in authority, whether they are corporate leaders or people in public life or civil society, they must take a step back and think whether we have worked the Constitution as it was meant to be or over the years, from 1952 to now, we have slowly distorted every part of the Constitution in such a manner that while we are following it on paper, in reality it is quite different. For instance, the ...

Don’t Lose More Time : GIVE CLEAR POLICY LINES

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The Supreme Court has ruled that photographs of leaders should not be used in advertisements for which the Government is paying the media. So far so good. But the strange part is they have excluded the President, the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India. How the Chief Justice of India comes into the picture one cannot understand. Why would the Government give any advertisement in which the Chief Justice of India would feature? In that case the Speaker ...

A REVIEW, A MID-COURSE CORRECTION IS REQUIRED

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One thing is clear — that the Government is now completing around one year and they have not been able to devise a correct strategy for getting Government business through in Parliament. The world over, including in America where there is a Presidential form of Government, the President himself has to woo the Senators and Congressmen from one party to the other party. Similarly in the UK there is a bi-partisan discussion to get the Bills through. In India also ...

People Are Very Enthused By The PM’s Personality : NOBODY IS ENTHUSED BY WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING

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Parliament opened on April 23 and meanwhile there was no real movement on the political front. The Prime Minister was on a tour of France, Germany and Canada and there were people making fun of him, saying he was acting as the Foreign Minister and not as the Prime Minister. This is not very well conceived because even previous Prime Ministers had to visit abroad to keep good relations with important countries. He is a new man on the job ...

There Is An Over Dependence On The Corporate Sector : SOMETHING MUST BE DONE TO IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF INDIAN JOURNALISM

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Journalism in India as all over the world has changed over the years, especially since 1947. If we take Independence as a benchmark, there has been a sea change during the last 67 years. After the advent of satellite TV, that is, say mid-1990s onwards, the 24×7 news channels have created a brand of their own — by repetitive telecast of the same news. And the funny part is that different channels pick different news items to go on repeating. ...

Totally Uncalled For Character Assassination By The Press : WE ARE BRINGING OURSELVES DOWN FOR NO REASON AT ALL

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It is disappointing that our entire media is in some sort of a negative mode. Why, I don’t understand. I can understand in a democracy we have different views and somebody can criticise the Government, somebody can support the Government, somebody can support a particular party, all that is acceptable. But when it comes to national issues, why should there be differences of criticism? The latest case is of evacuation of people from Yemen. Very boldly General VK Singh, who ...

Nepal Earthquake Quacky Solutions Largest Party Educational Qualifications : THE PRESS SHOULD SET SOME STANDARDS

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The biggest recent news has been the Nepal earthquake. The tragedy is monumental in size and the number of deaths is yet to be estimated but it will be easily more than 10,000. For the sub-continent there could not be a bigger catastrophe. India as the nearest neighbour is doing its best in sending whatever relief material is possible and for that everybody is thankful. However national disasters as such that whenever they occur and wherever they occur, it takes ...

What Has Happened To Us As A Country? : OUR LOSS OF SENSITIVITY IS CHILLING AND KILLING

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The disturbing trend being observed now is that in our mad rush — actually mad propaganda — for development – ‘vikas’, infrastructure, bullet trains, airports, roads which are all necessary, but in this mad propaganda that we are doing all this, the basic sensitivity as a nation we are somewhere losing. Two examples are enough to illustrate this. First of all, there was a judicial verdict on the Hashimpura massacre which took place in the 80’s and the court has ...

PULL UP YOUR SOCKS AND DO YOUR BEST

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The Union Budget is being discussed and is in the process of being approved by Parliament. While that is being done the real analysis has started as to what exactly the Budget has provided for. Analysts have found two things. Firstly the much publicised transfer to the States going up from 32 per cent to 42 per cent — it is the 15th Finance Commission which has recommended it. Good, but the point which people have not noticed is that ...

BJP MUST WAKE UP TO GROUND REALITIES

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It has been ten months now since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister and formed a Government together with his allies. The overall picture is that the Government is carrying on business as a usual Government. Most of the things run as usual in this country. There were big hopes given by the BJP of some big change coming. The political observers even at that time understood that in a big country like India changes cannot be made quickly. ...
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