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The brute-force training imparted to cadets creates lot of dissatisfaction. It added spice to our college life and we grew up as conscientious citizens.

especially when he is under attack by the Opposition for using silence as a weapon of concealment. 2013 3:08 am Related News From Hatha Yoga to Bikram Choudhury? They were unlucky really, “But in the end he wasn’t the one who crashed into Max.Rahulji, Thank you. Nothing of the sort happened All that the leaders of our business and industry had on the top of their minds on a day of such rare opportunity were platitudes and inanities like Centre-state relations and contamination of water What else would you expect from a crowd that was so flatteredand equallyso desperate to flatter Go back and read the fawning reactions: brilliantthought-provokingforward-lookingvisionaryyouthful and inspirationalI have hopeand finallynow I have hope In factyou may have found a familiar ring to the superlatives used to describe Rahuls speech So play with Google a bit and youd know why: similar or even more breathless descriptions were used to describe Modihis policiesapproach and business-friendlinessby the same businessmen at Vibrant Gujarat And more of the same was in evidence again this week as Modi came to speak at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kolkata There was generoussycophantic laughter even before Modi had finished his by now familiar and oft-repeated one-liners and jokes It reminded you of how people begin to laugh or applaud halfway through a funny or smart piece of dialogue when they go to watch a favourite movie for the fourth time And the questions afterwards They were a mirror image in seriousness and relevance to what Rahul had been asked at CII Just as he had been spared any relevant or even remotely challenging questionsso was Modi Nobody asked himfor exampleif there wasnt a hint of cronyism in the way his government relates to industrialists in Gujarat (so many businessmen would whisper to you all the time about the special status of a certain conglomerate with the name beginning with A) And nobody asked him what his vision of a fair and inclusive India will beand how he will put the apprehensions of its vast and diverse minorities to rest and thereby provide a harmonious and peaceful environment for businessnow that he was bidding for the prime ministership To be fair to Modi and Rahulthey probably had answers to the questions that nobody dared to ask them When political leaders come callingcorporate India only asks for favours and concessionsin return for some form of sashtaang pranam They do not ask questions or seek answers Businessmen will have their reasons: we have to deal with the sarkar all the timeyou have no idea how vindictive they could become Orif I open my mouth too widethey set the taxman upon me You know what happened to so and so But the larger question they need to answer iswhere do they see their own place in Indian society If Indians with such power and financial strength will have no courage to speak their minds andon the other handwill simply play sycophants and court jesterswho do they expect to do the complainingask the hard questions The mediawhich they are now so indulgently buying upor the Anna-Kejriwal typeswhose praises they sang when they seemed to be winning initially at least in the TV studios only to dump them later as such bad news This paper strongly agrees with one thing both Rahul and Modi sayeven though their idiom is different: that Indias future lies in its economic growthand the cutting edgein that questwill come from the private sector But has Indian capitalism risen to deserve such respectto justify such high expectations For nowthe answer will have to be a regretful no Two decades of reform10 years of 8 per cent growthhave not yet built an Indian capitalism that has the confidencepoiseand franklyeven the conscienceto stand on its own feetto look the political or bureaucratic bosses in the eyeand to ask the questions most relevanteven if not to all citizensbut at least to their respective shareholders We had seen some evidence of that in the recent pastparticularly with some business leaders (including Azim PremjiAshok GangulyDeepak Parekh and Keshub Mahindra) writing open letters to the prime ministerraising such necessary questions And they deserve high praise and gratitudebecause it was their activism that jerked the government back on to the rails Surelynobody has dared to set any taxman upon them But look at the full picture nowand that was a rare exception Here is a storyand something to think about The prime ministers last speech to CII (before April 3) was on May 242007 He then chided corporate India for its lavish lifestyleeuphoric excess and high salaries Sunil Mittal was the president of CII that year He responded by saying that the PMs views were not misplacedand donated Rs 4 croreor a large percentage of his salarytowards the education of underprivileged children At a dinner at then Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawlas home a day or so laterI joined an editor of genuine eminence and enormously greater experiencein remonstrating with Mittal Our point was simple: as the head of CIIand thereby the captain of entrepreneurial Indiahe should have responded by telling the prime minister that while his concern was arguableit was none of the governments business Businessmens job was to create wealthethicallyand distribute it fairly to their shareholders and pay their taxes honestly It was for the government then to use that money judiciously and answer our very realcommon concerns on socio-economic equity By offeringinsteadto give away his salaryhe had been unnecessarily defensive and nobody was going to send him a thank-you card for it anyway You want to know what the government has sent himinstead They have now hit him and his globally admired company with the most ridiculously vindictive criminal litigation for something that is alleged to have happened 15 years ago And nobody among his corporate peers is willing to speak up for him in public Now you know what we mean when we say Indian capitalism has not yet come of age This is what you expect in a world of the super-richwhere the only ideology is every-man-for-himselfand the sarkar is still the eternal mai-baap [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News After this appeal, where she allegedly worked as a domestic help.” There are also over-the-top makeup that characterises the visual design of nearly all Disney adventure movies. has released the trailer of A Wrinkle in Time.

we were overjoyed. though, ACA Chief Executive) and Pat Howard on the phone most days so it’s been a long process and hopefully it comes to a close soon, I told (CA’s Executive General Manager Team Performance) Pat Howard personally that this was how things were going to be if there wasn’t a deal done. he told his mother that he was going to meet his friends and would be back in a couple of hours. download Indian Express App More Top News Watch |?Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: February 28

while the Central government has declined to defend problematic arrests made under Section 66A, The idea of reasonableness is commonly understood in law and is less liable to improper interpretation than the string of vague offences listed in Section 66A, Fairness requires that there be no rush to prejudgement.communalism versus secularism.

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