Kamal Morarka

One Year Of BJP-NDA Rule: A Dispassionate Analysis : NOTHING NEGATIVE BUT NOTHING RADICALLY POSITIVE

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I can see the Cabinet of today doesn’t have much talent, they are at best mediocre and they are doing their job. It is a big thing if Narendra Modi can stem the corruption and Cabinet Ministers don’t become corrupt. It is a big thing but they don’t have brilliant ideas. Overall the situation is not good. The Prime Minister should change the portfolios of these people -- what they can’t handle they can’t handle. I think a Cabinet reshuffle ...

THE GOVERNMENT, THE OPPOSITION MUST RESTORE PARLIAMENT’S RELEVANCE : TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS

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I hope there will be a new beginning. There is an old saying in Parliament, the Government will have its way, but the Opposition must have its say. If you do not allow the Opposition to have its say, then the Opposition will not allow the Government to have its way. This was in the past. In the last few years, MPs troop to the well of the House, this does not add to the credibility of Parliament. What we ...

A LONG HAUL FOR THE BJP AND THE NEW GOVERNMENT : A CLEAR MANDATE BUT WHERE IS THE CLEAR VISION?

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In the long term only those parties will succeed who think of the poor, underprivileged, how to bring relief to the poorest of the poorest of the people. And the earlier these people do it, the better it is. The Congress, the Hindu faction —the BJP, RSS— and the Left, all three are important for this country. All three must play their role and all regional parties must play their role. That is the matrix of India, which in the ...

Vadra, his Associates, his Defenders:In a Soup or a Song? Stop The Rot

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Fifty crores of rupees, even 50 lakhs of rupees is not a small amount for an ordinary citizen of this country. And DLF must explain : to how many other such people have they given such an interest free loan. And if not, they cannot deny that this loan has been given because Robert Vadra is in a special position and is in a position to influence people in his favour. Now the usual Government Ministers are asking Kejriwal to ...

Government of India Elected by the Poor Serving the Rich

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Recent developments in the country have raised basic but important questions : whom does the country belong to? The economic policy and the political atmosphere created by the Government should be in the interest of which section of the people? The obvious answer to both questions : all sections of the country’s people. Sixty per cent of the population of the country is still engaged in agriculture. Organised labour is also an important section, employed mainly by the Government and ...

For A New India Only Guts, Pure Guts will Work

Posted by Kamal Morarka under Articles
Since Independence, the Indian democratic system and the Constitution have never been under so much strain, except for the short period of emergency in 1975. At that time, Mrs. Gandhi used one of the articles of the Constitution to technically do what was clearly unacceptable and improper. However, she was bold enough to face the consequences and call elections, which she lost. This Government is not bold enough to take any such steps. However, they are trying to dilute every ...

Free Sarabjit NOW

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The news about the release of Sarabjit Singh from a Pakistani jail was a most welcome development till a denial came in the media a little later ? and it was one Surjeet Singh who was released. Sarabjit Singh was arrested 20 years ago for some blast in Lahore. He was so young at that time that he could not have been involved in the blast. He has been in jail for 22 years now, and compassionate grounds are reason ...

Indian Media is passing through difficult times

Posted by Kamal Morarka under Articles,Blog
Journalism in India as all over the world has changed over the years, especially, right since 1947. If we take independence as a benchmark, there has been a sea change during the last 65 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. ...