If the people of Tamil Nadu stop deifying their leaders and start evaluating them more objectively, the political masters too may change their wayward behaviour, argues Sudhir Bisht. In the 1980s, just a few years before his retirement, my father was able to build a small house in Delhi. At that time, he wanted to rent his 60 square metre house to someone who was least likely to usurp his only property in Delhi. After all, his retirement was just four years away and he couldn't risk having a ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
I agree he is honest, but what is the use of such honesty if he couldn't crack a whip and expel those who plundered the wealth of the country, asks Sudhir Bisht. After Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's 'earthquake' didn't create any tremors, his party is now riding on the coattails of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'raincoat' remark against his predecessor Manmohan Singh to shake Parliament up during the Budget session. The grand old party has threatened that it will not allow the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
‘Well done Mr Jaitley, now go and implement your schemes. No leakages, no lapses and no laziness,’ columnist Sudhir Bisht's mother's wise words for the finance minister. Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Every year, after the finance minister announces his Budget for the next financial year, my mother, a 78-year old homemaker who lives with my 82-year old father, a retired bureaucrat, asks me a few questions. I try to answer them in the form of giving facts, without offering my ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
"We owe our existence to the men in uniform, and we owe it to them to cleanse the armed forces by driving away every bit of corruption that eats into it," argues Sudhir Bisht. Read the columnRediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. If the Opposition is bent upon shouting its own agenda on a deaf ruling dispensation, then it becomes binding upon the chair to ensure that the parliamentary affairs aren't reduced to a farce, argues Sudhir Bisht. Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is also the chairman of the Rajya Sabha which is also called the House of Elders and formed by 245 wise men and women. They are considered important enough by the political parties to be in Parliament, but ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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