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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


If a picture paints a thousand words...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quote of the Year

"You can't make corruption an issue for deciding the political programme and understanding between political parties. (In this manner) we can't have an understanding with any political party."
- Prakash Karat, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Ashok Chakra awarded despite controversy

At least one of the winners of the Ashok Chakra, the highest peace-time gallantry award in India, this year, has been granted the honour despite controversy surrounding the supposed act of valour.

In view of the above, the hope for an impartial enquiry being conducted into the incident has receded further. There appears to be a strong possibility that those who decided upon the list of awards might also have arranged for reliable material evidence like autopsy (post mortem examination) reports, which could have proved that there hardly was any bravery involved, to vanish.

The main-stream news-media have mostly remained silent on the issue.