Is Congress serious about illegal money in tax havens? – Part 1

Leaked documents reveal how the rich, crooks and politicians use offshore banking havens to protect their money, a journalism group in Washington said on Thursday. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists collaborated with The Guardian and the BBC in Britain, Le Monde in France, Suddeutsche Zeitung and Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Germany, The Washington Post, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp and 31 other news organisations to analyse the data from […]

Sri Lanka in the middle of a civilisational conflict

It could be surmised as just a coincidence that the news about Buddhists and Muslims clashes in Burma were in the global newspapers and on the same day Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution about India playing a role through UN for a referendum on Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka. The conflicts between Buddhists and […]

Italy is playing India

The facts of the case are simple: On the February 15, 2012, two Indian fishermen were killed by Italian marines by use of live fire from automatic weapons from the oil tanker MV Enrica Lexia. The marines were later identified as Miassimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone. They were arrested by Kerala Police and a murder […]

As Europe goes down, we need to be prepared for consequences

The European economic and social crisis is becoming worse with each passing day. One business channel asked me in 2008 how long it might take to recover and I responded saying 40 quarters — they never came back to interview. But now I forecast it may never recover. Sri Aurobindo said that India will rise […]

Budget blues: Misery Index goes up

The Economic Survey released by the Finance Minister indicates that the misery index has increased. The economy — GDP at factor cost at constant 2004-05 prices – has grown at five per cent in 2012-13 compared to 6.2 per cent in 2011-12 and it is forecast to grow at 6.1 per cent to 6.7 per […]

Railway budget 2013-14- Quick brief Observations

Gravy train chugs into Sonia’s constituency– The much awaited Railway Budget has arrived from Rai Bareli and here are the salient features. » Ghani Khan Chowdhury used to consider Malda as the centre of India and now it is Rae Bareli. This type of planning is harmful in the long run. » Operating ratio has fallen to […]

Mercy petitions, terror outfits and Church

The Supreme Court headed by Altmas Kabir has extended the stay of execution of the four convicted murderers of the Veerappan gang by 6 months. The gang of four — Simon, Bilvendran, Gnanaprakash and Meesekara Madaiah — have brutally killed 22 policemen including one police superintendent Harikrishna in 1992. One of those killed was Shakeel, […]