The Delhi police celebrated its raising day last week bringing back many memories I have of watching this great force evolve over a period of time. My parents were both doctors and we stayed in the Doctors’ Flats in the premises of the Silver Jubilee Tuberculosis Hospital (now RBTB hospital) opposite the New Police Lines. Read more

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Watching the TV on the night of the Pune blasts, I was taken aback when I saw the Union Home Secretary G.K.Pillai addressing a press conference on the subject. It had merely been three hours or so since the explosions in the German Bakery had left a number of persons dead or seriously injured and the process of ferrying them to the hospitals in the area was still on. Read more

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I have been watching the situation in Bombay or should we call it Mumbai with a lot of concern. The Shiv Sena wanting to find its clout in the metropolis is resorting to politics of intimidation. On the other hand, the makers or actors of My Name Is Khan slated for release this Friday are going on giving interviews to top TV channels. On the face of it, the interviews are for the promotion of the film but the obstacles being created by the Shiv Sainiks for its release are also giving them added publicity. The Shiv Sainiks are not protesting over the contents of the movie but are adamant that its hero Shahrukh Khan should apologise for expressing himself in favour of the inclusion of Pakistani players in the IPL. The whole thing is so ridiculous that it has put our country to shame internationally. Read more

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Nothing can be more bizarre than having four chief ministers in a state. By elevating his adviser Lyngdoh to the rank of a chief minister, the constitutionally sworn CM, D.D.Lapang has created history for the wrong reasons. Two others had been functioning in the same rank for close to a year and if one goes by the status, there are in all four chief ministers in this hill state. Read more

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