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'Let's fight till we get One Rank One Pension'

'Let's fight till we get One Rank One Pension'

'One Rank One Pension is needed immediately and more urgently for jawans and widows,' one elderly soldier tells Sudhir Bisht at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. IMAGE: The number of OROP protesters has dwindled in recent days. Photograph: Sudhir Bisht There were no OB vans or reporters at Jantar Mantar on Monday, August 3, where retired soldiers have been on a relay hunger strike. The protest entered Day 50 on Tuesday. There were a few soldiers from Haryana and some from Noida, but the hustle and bustle ..., 2 months ago

PIX: Gul Panag, Tisca Chopra, Sudhir Mishra mingle

Mumbai Mantra Media, a film production house, recently organised a screenwriting event from August 9 to 14, where 10 screenwriters have been selected to be mentored by some of Bollywood's finest talents. Quite a few celebrities attended the inauguration: Gul Panag puts in an appearance. Actress Shruti Seth, who recently spoke her mind, gets clicked. Actors Pravin Dabbas and Tisca Chopra. Subhash Ghai's daughter Meghna arrives with husband Rahul Puri. Nandita Das. Quiz ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Why Modi is right on not speaking on Dadri

What will be achieved by the prime minister's condemnation of each and every unfortunate incident? Will just the PM's condemnation bring about closure to these cases, asks Sudhir Bisht. The detractors have been sharpening their knives for a long time and they seem to have reached a tipping point. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under attack from all sides. Ultra-leftists. Secularists. Peaceniks. Socialists. Communists. All are having a field day, with the media backing them to the hilt. The ...
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Why renaming Aurangzeb Road is right

'I am happy that Aurangzeb will no longer dance before my eyes as I jog down A P J Abdul Kalam Road. Instead, the serene, saintly, smile of the late beloved President will bless me when I take an evening stroll there,' says Sudhir Bisht. During the late 1970s, as a teenager, my friend Arun Kumar and I decided to take a bicycle ride down from the Indian Air Force quarters on Race Course Road in New Delhi to India Gate. Arun lived in the quarters allotted to his father who served in the Indian ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'To compare bureaucrats to those in armed forces is laughable'

‘Service in the Armed Forces can’t be compared to government service. If that basic premise is not accepted, then there’s no scope for any debate on OROP’ ‘No one joins the Armed Forces on a contract. They join to serve. Armed Forces attract those who want to serve, not based on financial terms and contracts’ Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a passionate advocate of OROP, speaks to Sudhir Bisht.   Ex-servicemen and their families continue their ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'OROP for jawans is justified. Not so much for officers'

'It is important to make a clear distinction between the officers and jawans. The officers retire at 54 and with two extensions can go up to 58 years before they go home. A jawan on the other hand retires at 38. Therefore, to portray a picture that all army men retire young is wrong,' says Sudhir Bisht. My heart is with the soldiers and I think the National Democratic Alliance is doing itself a great disservice by delaying the implementation of One Rank, One Pension. OROP has been cleared by ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Is Mulayam Singh really angry with Akhilesh Yadav?

The 75-year-old Samajwadi Party patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav, has been publicly rebuking the 42-year-old Uttar Pradesh chief minister who also happens to be his son. Is the public display of anger for real? Or is it just a way of fooling the public? Sudhir Bisht spoke with some keen observers of politics in UP to find out what they feel about Netaji’s anger. Mulayam Singh Yadav, the three-time chief minister and one-time Union defence minister, is clearly on the offensive when it comes ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

If Modi isn't mingling with Muslims, it is his wish...

'... as long as he doesn't stop me from mingling with my Muslim friends.' 'Tolerance isn't about making a show of your respect for another man's religion. Tolerance is about not interfering in other people's affairs as long as it doesn't infringe your own rights as an individual,' says Sudhir Bisht. President Pranab Mukherjee hosted an iftar party at Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 15, and it was known that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not be able to attend, since he had a pre-scheduled ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Why the PM missing an iftar party is not a big deal  Rediff.com2 months ago

A peek into Kejriwal's brilliant stealth tactics

I admire Kejriwal’s intelligence but pity the fact that he had to use all the ingenuity and scheming to achieve his revenue enhancement goal, says Sudhir Bisht. On the last day of June 2015, the Delhi Assembly passed an amendment to Value Added Tax Bill to increase the cap of VAT rate from 20 per cent to 30 per cent on several items, including petroleum products. This was vehemently and should I say physically opposed by the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta, who enjoys the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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