While this chaos continues and the denizens have accepted the mess as the new normal, they are suddenly greeted with an announcement of a Metro service for the city -- in perfect sync with the political philosophy of the ruling dispensation-- "Aapon Maane Kushi To " ( Are you all happy ?) .
She moved the Private Member's Bill on September 12, 1996 on the floor of the House. That was the beginning and 27 years after that historic day the bill was introduced on September 19 in the name and style of Nari Shakti Vandana Adhiniyam.
The similarities between the two cases, five years apart, are stunning. Just as in the case of the raids on Sambad today, the elections were just a few months away when the organised, systematic and meticulously planned attempts to go after OTV and harass all those even remotely connected with it started.
In this article, let us look at emotional intelligence and its critical role in the process of decision making during a crisis.
One Nation one Election in India would seriously affect the federal spirit of our Constitution. Even if it happens, the Election process is going to be too protracted and it would be months before the last voting is completed. Declaration of results would be unduly delayed.
The police that had slapped Sec 307 (attempt to murder) charges on a bunch of Youth Congress activists who had dared to throw eggs on the Chief Minister’s cavalcade a few years ago – none of which hit the CM’s vehicle, by the way – set the accused, Bhaskar Sahu, free.
The CSP Plus Bank outlets, if and when they appear, would have to function in this relaxed and footloose ambiance. It would be nothing short of a miracle if the CSP Plus Avatar succeeds.
Top BJP leaders from the state, who were having a discussion with the Home minister over a breakfast meeting, discreetly left the place as soon as Pandian arrived so that the two could have a free and frank chat without being constrained by the presence of ‘others’!
At an informal level, they have always been in an alliance since Modi rode to power at the Centre in 2014. But it is now high time the two parties involved – the BJD and the BJP – accorded it a formal shape.
Another pivotal growth indicator is the surge in digital payments. The Indian government's push for digitalization, coupled with the increasing penetration of smartphones and internet connectivity, has led to a substantial increase in digital payments. This, in turn, has facilitated the growth of Q-commerce, as consumers can now make instant payments for their purchases.
While his political exploits are well documented, not even the most seasoned political commentator has been able to put a finger on what exactly is behind his continuing honeymoon with the people of Odisha that shows no signs of waning anytime soon.
Having announced the name of the alliance, the leaders of INDIA themselves appear to have realized the damage potential of this strange-sounding acronym as evident in the late-night decision to add a tagline “Jeetega Bharat” to limit the damage.
And pray what they were raising a din against? First, that Manoj Das was described as a ‘poet’. Was he not one? The din raisers clearly don’t know that the doyen of Odia writing started his long and illustrious literary career with poetry.
One of the most prominent reasons for the crises afflicting the Indian film industries, as said in the very first sentence of this column, lies with the ‘woods’ themselves.
As of now, however, the state and the government keep suffering from an unnatural arrangement that has made the bureaucracy much less effective and highly politicised.
Leave alone fiction, practically, there are lots of disagreements at our workplace. These differences when expressed overtly, lead to dysfunctional conflicts that affect the organisational climate.
I remember the values you ingrained in me; the principles you lived by all your life (and often paid a heavy price for it) and the lessons you imparted in sharing the joys of life.
The most startling part of the whole thing is that everyone appears to be perfectly happy with this arrangement. Ministers fall over one other to pay obeisance to the officer. Bureaucrats way senior to him in the hierarchy are in awe of him.
Test cricket, for them, is a needless distraction that has to be somehow endured till the marquee event. And the tragedy is: the players and the BCCI are on the same page on this.
Unknown to the intrepid reporter, the grieving woman and her angry relative, I too was recording the sound byte of the wailing on my mobile phone. My commissioning editor in Delhi had kept reminding me about that elusive wailing audio with which she wanted to start the radio package even before I had reached Ground Zero.