Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Desh bechaa nahin gayaa!

Recently, a friend of mine, ended up writing a Daily News kind of post, and for someone who's been out of blogging for a long time, it appeared a good way too, though a silly one. Thankfully the morning's newspaper has given me a good direction.

In the midst of several news items, opinions and columns full of what in some sense be termed an intellectual desert - comes an Oasis in the form of these four columns by Shekhar Gupta, the Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express Group. Point of discussion : Mole in the PMO.

A must read, for all those who feel/believe that the Nation has been sold out by politicians.

This is probably one of the finest expositions of the manner in which Indian strategy was built and nurtured over the years. The links for the same are provided here below:

The mole and the fox
Mountain in the molehill
Know what they did last summer
How we built the bomb


I doubt if I rejoiced Janmashtami as much as I did the manner in which Manmohan went about answering the Rajya Sabha over the Nuke deal with the US. More on that, may be later.

The more I see of PM Manmohan, the more I get mesmerized.

As the issue of Reservation took the whole nation by storm - there wasn't a single open statement by the PM. Everyone was wondering what he was doing. Having seen the way Veerappa Moily Committee functioned, probably he was busy planning for the next round of action, as the YFE in AIIMS and the country presented their point of view in a strong manner.

Funding for the Education Sector has been miserly for most of the past sixty years thanks to indifference in different senses.

By giving way for 27% Reservation (though it may have come out of skewed understanding of providing better social justice) in Academic Institutes (public and may be private), I somehow feel that the Prime Minister has found a way out for ensuring a sustained funding for the huge education overhaul that he would prefer happening in India. You either support my overhauling of education system by supporting the allocation of funds or talk no more of social justice. Bingo!


Blogger mythalez said...

'Manmohan' lives up to his name eh??

Saturday, August 19, 2006 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Nirnimesh said...

I must say I'm surprised (in a +ve sense) by the turn of events, especially the Moiley report and the recent show of confidence by the PM in Parliament.

If the PM was indeed planning to channel the awkwardness of the masses (by demanding reservation) to providing a constant supply of fuel for the education sector, I am quite pleased with his tactics (Chankaya neeti, I'd say).

Saturday, August 19, 2006 9:25:00 PM  
Anonymous abbulu said...

@ pkv :
Was it a IIITian holiday on Janmashtami ? I think it was skipped or something :O

Friday, August 25, 2006 5:54:00 PM  
Blogger agastyabhrata said...

Let me add this to support myself:
"It provides for a mandatory increase of seats in Central educational institutions, which would be attained over a maximum period of three years beginning with 2007 academic session.

It said though it may not be possible to quantify the financial requirement at this stage, "whatever be the expenditure, it would be met from the Consolidated Fund of India through budgetary provision" under the HRD Ministry. "

Saturday, August 26, 2006 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger agastyabhrata said...

The above is comments are by the HRD Minister Mr. Arjun Singh as reported by PTI

Saturday, August 26, 2006 10:05:00 AM  

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