The other day a very shocking report of a professor being crudely talked to by a petty politician appeared in the newspapers. It was nothing but a despicable act on the part of a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) who was invited as a guest in a felicitation programme at an educational institution where a minister of the state government and a Member of Parliament (MP) too were present.
The Indian Air Force chief, Aroop Raha recently articulated his disappointment that the country's air power was not fully utilised during the first war with Pakistan in 1948. Likewise, he said, the air power was not used during the 1962 war with China.
Earlier last week, Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed's speech was being telecast live by India TV. I wanted to check where did she speak in the vein that she did which appeared to be highly rational. I scanned all the newspapers that I get - Hindi as well as English - but I could not find it covered in any of them.
The taxes on diesel are unconscionably high in Madhya Pradesh so much so that its sales have fallen and the neighbouring States with low taxes are reaping the benefits. We all know how the gasoline prices are seemingly playing on a seesaw - going up and down as and when the prices in international oil markets swing due to reasons that are many.