History in India is an interim assessment.
What we read today, may get revised tomorrow.
ICHR, the apex body goes saffron with the " commies" shown the door.
Why can't we have the rationalist's viewpoint backed by evidence instead of the views of so-called hindutva and its bete noire leftist schools of thoughts. ?
Is this phenomenon India-specific or does it occur in history of other civilisations,too ?


The Lalit-gate scam has opened a can of worms for the ruling dispensation.
Offences  of money-laundering , Quid pro quo,Conflict of interests etc  instead of  getting pursued  under Law of the land ,  are  sought to be justified  by offenders  by  garnering  political support , getting Cabinet resolutions passed , receiving  clean chits from ministers having dubious credentials.
Who forced  Maha CM to force Mumbai Police Commissioner to meet the fugitive Lalit Modi?
Who forced Rajasthan cabinet to pass a resolution supporting its CM ?
Who forced Gadkary to give a clean chit to Rajasthan CM without  investigation?
Who forced the foreign minister pass orders without keeping MEA mandarins in the loop ?
Politicians cannot become judges in their own cause. No right-thinking person could imagine a paradigm change having  taken place in Indian ethos.
The latest scams must be referred to SC-- appointed SIT for comprehensive investigations.
 Failing this, the ruling dispensation will forfeit its authority to investigate UPA’s multiple scams,which it is not  exercising , anyway.
 Political  chicanery  par excellence 


The medical imaging equipment and pathological labs are deliberately kept out-of-order forcing the poor to private diagnostic centres that charge hefty amounts including doctors' cuts.

Private hospitals owned by builders and blackmarketeers, fleece the poor.

Doctors taking Hyppocratic oath remains hypocrisy There is a shortage of 7 lakh doctors and 11 lakh para-medical staff in the country.

Politicians are busy in making speeches ,laying foundation stones and creating scams ,protecting corrupt bureaucrats and harass the honest. 

Recall the union health ministry scam involving a corrupt bureaucrat and harassing the former CVO ,AIIMS who insisted on exposing corrupt practices.


SECURITY cover in India is a Status symbol. Sample the following.

SPG category – Strength of security detail is Classified. Applicable to former and present PMs and their families.

Z+ category has a security cover of 36 personnel ; Z category (22 

Z+ personnel) ;

Y category  (11 personnel) ; X category (2 personnel)

Z+ Security is given by  NSG commandos. Rest by Delhi Police, CRPF, ITBP.

Hundreds of crores of rupees  of public money goes into protecting VIPs including Lalu Yadav, Mulayam Singh, Mayawati, Nitish Kumar , Manjhi , bureaucrats  and some RSS neta and criminal ministers. 

The protectees consider themselves immune to death. 

They die despite security cover. Recall Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Pramod Mahajan etc.

For the common man who pays for protection to politicians, there is just one police person for every 176.


Slangs like  Thulle, Pandu, Mamu , Mama  are  used  in  lath-maar hindi for  police cops.   Thulla  means jobless. A  cop is considered idle with no work. But, such sobriquets  with pejorative connotation  are normally used by criminals. CM Kejriwal should have been discreet and dignified while addressing a public meeting. Two Delhi cops have already filed suits for criminal defamation against him.


This is most reprehensible.

Can't the law makers frame a Code of conduct for regulating their own behaviour vis-a-vis civil servants.


The IAS and the IPS, it is learnt ,are not on the same page on the  '     " high-spirited behaviour" of Bunty &Bably couple of Uttar Pradesh. cadre.

The couple ,it is claimed, is obsessed with litigations-PILs galore.

It is alleged to have  taken upon itself the responsibility of cleansing the  system,incurring the wrath of  the high and mighty and getting media publicity for free.

Wisdom of the hindsight should guide the couple.


MEA mandarins refuse to learn from history.
Indo-Pak joint statement at  BRICS summit projected as a game-changer,turned out to be a damp squib.
All talks, agreements, joint statements, confidence-building measures, people-to-people contacts etc  are farce in the face of Pak’s proxy war. Kashmir remains the core issue.
Is India  scared of China  from giving  a calibrated military response ,let alone waging a full-scale war against Pakistan ?
Why are Kashmiri separatists given such a long rope and allowed to have secret parleys with Pak high commissioner in Delhi?
Why is India so obsessed with projecting its human rights records to the world at the cost of its territorial sovereignty, constantly violated by  belligerent neighbours ?


CBI  has started probing Vyapam .Best of luck to it for taking it forward . Number of accused 2,500 ( 1,000 in jail )will go up as quizzing starts.  With some 7,000 corruption cases already pending with  CBI , the perennial shortage of officers and staff ,  it will take quite a while to reach the logical culmination due to political obfuscation.


Pakistan's senate passing a resolution against India's hot pursuit into Myanmar,is an over-reaction, a sign of nervous break-down.
The Congress's reaction has been bizarre, traitorous and that of a back-stabber. Its moronic spokesperson must keep his mouth shut.
Pakistan is a ISI-driven terror State whose army usually takes shelter behind home-grown terrorists to attack India.
Let Pakistan forget the halcyon days of remote-controlled Manmohan Singh
. Modi talks straight and means business.
Let the ISI not test India's patience beyond a point.Enough is enough.
Another attempt at infiltration would be catastrophic. Pakistan could be truncated further,geographically.Mis-adventurism will boomerang.
Let them not over-estimate friendship with China in view of new geo- political equations in the region.
I pity the friendly people of Pakistan,who support friendship with India. But, that is not to be expected in the ISI-ruled Pakistan.


July 1510

Vyapam scam

A BIG salute to SUPREME COURT for transferring Vyapam scam to  CBI. Investigation will be meaningful only if monitored by SC on day- to- day basis. The scam involving death/ homicide of the  accused/witnesses,is a serious matter, monetary considerations apart. Investigations will take several years unless fast-tracked.
DUE to its clouded credentials, the Congressmen have no business to take credit for SC’s verdict; Rahul Baba,least of all. Diggy Raja is irrelevant. They must learn to shut up and put up.The Media should not give them undeserved publicity.
WHY is CM MP Shiv Raj Chauhan unduly ecstatic about court’s verdict?Why is he taking credit for it ? He and his family will soon join the list of  accused after Governor Yadav and others are quizzed.
SEVERAL  BJP MPs , Ministers, their personal staff  and bureaucrats will be in the net. RSS’s misdeeds will be laid bare.
 PM MODI’s failure to take action against UPA’s scams is condemnable. His silence in Vyapam shows his lack of political will and commitment to zero tolerance to corruption.


C S Verma, was appointed as CMD SAIL for a 5-year term in June 2010 by UPA government. His term expired on June 10,2015 .But, his request for extension  upto age of retirement in  Sept 2019,was rejected by the GOI.Verma’s  proximity to Beni Prasad Verma  UPA’s Steel minister and other Congress bigwigs is well known. Serious charges against Verma have been investigated. More shocks for public, soon.
Another Maharatna NTPC is reportedly under CBI’s radar.. Its CMD Arup Roy Choudhury will complete his five-year term on August 31 and will be eligible for extension till he attains superannuation  in December 2016. Closely related to Somnath Chatterjee,former Speaker and a protégé of Pranab Mukherjee ,the then FM, Arup Roy Choudhry manipulated his meteoric rise after first joining NBCC as CMD  before becoming CMD, NTPC. All  within a decade. He was earlier in DLF and misused his connections through Vadra. 
 Specific  inputs against  both Maharatna CMDs  covering  UPA era ,were  brought to the notice of  PM Modi ,last year, by the undersigned.   Both Verma and Choudhury, are reportedly under CBI’s  radar. CBI to  seize relevant records . Some  officers  and aides to the then steel minister,were also in the loop.


The Portugals landed in India in early 16th century and brought with them the technique of preparing ‘paneer’ (Chenna). Sandesh was thus born.Rosogullas,researcher believes, was created in Odissa and taken to Bengal.The traditional rasgullas of Odisha are softer, more creamish in colour and less spongy than the white Bengali roshogullas. In 1868, a Kolkata-based confectioner Nobin Chandra Das modified and perfected the traditional rasgulla recipe and sold these from his ramshackle shop at Barabazar.He also perfected the technique of vacuum packing with the help of a Marwari businessman of Bengal.

The ISRO is developing dehydrated rasgullas and other dishes for Indian astronauts in its planned manned mission in 2016. 

Roshogullas should be recognized as the national Sweet of India.


July 1508

Maggie scam

Nestle ( Maggie producer )has admitted to spending Rs 445 crore on 'advertising and sales promotion' last year and  only Rs 19 crores on 'quality controle testing', that is, about 5 per cent of the former. Besides the Bollywood's brand ambassadors, should not the Media houses (print media and TV channels ) be held culpable for giving no-holds-barred publicity on pecuniary consideration without verifying the food safety of commercial products? Mind you, there were no disclaimers in such ads, that were telecast 24x7.


July 1507

Vyapam scam

The Supreme court transfers all Vyapam cases for CBI probe. Governor, CBI, Centre and MP govt. have been noticed.
In order to ensure credibility of investigation by CBI, this must be closely monitored by the Supreme court.
The conduct of MP High court might also receive strictures from the highest court of land.
 Governor of MP must resign forthwith.He cannot claim Constitutional immunity from investigation, but only prosecution.
BJP-RSS collusive involvement in the high profile scam, destruction of  a body of evidences, murders, inaction, delayed action and cover-ups,will be exposed.
Unfortunately, PM Modi is missing action,being abroad.


July 1507

PM Modi’s

In your anxiety to emerge as a global Statesman, you have failed to enthuse us even as a BJP leader
High on rhetorics but low on outcome. Your speeches merely provide virtual relief, not concrete solutions to country's problems.
Now, you are off to central Asia and Russia, as multiple issues are crying for attention at home.Vyapam scam is refusing to die down . You remain tight-lipped . Your earlier foreign visits fail to attract capital for investment ?
Russia, China, Australia, Newzealand are understood to have opposed UN sanctions against Pakistan for harbouring terrorists. Was this due to foreign policy failure or a diplomatic faux pas ?
Your silence on Vyapam, Modigate and black money scams,among others, is baffling.
Why did your Finance Minister fail to give timely orders for ED’s investigation on Lalit Modi and black money? What was his motive ?
Was it to protect Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhra Raje and his own interests.
Don’t forget , the FM has been associated with cricket both at national and international levels?


Friday evening followed by Saturday and Sunday have always been pleasant and delicious during service.
Unlimited fun, entertainment and what have you -- 24x7x365.
Mondays robbed us of all freedoms with state and societal controls.
A great leveller.
Retirement gave freedom of speech but with physical ailments and mental blocks.
And,of course, my favourite Arnab Goswami's screamings.


As per DOP&T circulars dt 8th Sept and 29th Dec,2014, the babus are now required to submit immoveable property returns twice every year. One by 31st Jan under Conduct Rules and the other as on 31st March under Lokpal/Lokayukta  Acts.The dualty will continue till the position is harmonised.Non-application of mind by DOP&T. Implementation  of orders will require extra office space, manhours to manage  additional returns besides creating extra fireloads in office buildings across the board.All at cost of public exchequer. It would have been appropriate, had  DOP&T exempted the govt. employees from filing the second returns  in case of  no change in position.


Did the UPA government during its tenure warn the UK govt in writing  that  Lalit Modishould be confined to UK and not be allowed to move out.  Everything went well till August, 2014 when Lalit Modi called Sushma Swaraj for help. The case took a turn when she promptly agreed  to help him. 

The following questions deserve answers :--

(a)Were Sushma’s husband and daughter assisting Lalit Modi  ‘pro bono’ ? 

(b)Even assuming that the extent of bonhomie between the two was so great that on humanitarian grounds, she chose to bypass MEA Foreign Secretary and India’s High Commissioner in UK and phoned UK High Commissioner in Delhi to facilitate supplying travel papers to LM for his wife’s treatment at Lisbon ?

(c)  How could Sushma overrule India’s written advisory to UK govt about LM ?

(d) What was the quid pro quo ? 

 (e) At whose behest ,did she take such extra-ordinary steps ?

(f) Was the PM taken into confidence?

Judging by Sushma’s  bizarre conduct in the present case, will it be appropriate to trust her in more sensitive matters in MEA involving national security ?


About A.K.Saxena

A K SAXENA, an Indian national, is a retired civil servant from Government of India He is also a freelance journalist with several published investigative articles and columns in various fields to his credit. His writings are a reflection of his interest in writing on divergent themes and making the topics relevant to a wider audience. A post graduate in Chemistry from University of Delhi,he could not sustain his interest in pursuing research and instead chose to enter the government service through the IAS etc exam held by the UPSC. “KALASAVYA” that brought out several publications besides organizing cultural shows.

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