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Post-Retirement Largesse

Virendra Kapoor

When politicians reward blatant displays of partisanship

Unseating the IAS

With many top posts going to specialists from the allied services and the induction of a fresh batch of lateral entrants, the civil services are undergoing their biggest transformation since independence

High Priest of Red Tape

Tuhin Kanta Pandey has honed building roadblocks into an art form

A Tale of Two Menons

Comparing VK and VP is odious. They made the best of what destiny offered them

The Case of the Rickshaw Coolie Murder

How two unrelated incidents in imperial Simla helped end the British Empire

Indraprastha

The jinx of a global broadcaster, tale of a Nirav Modi showroom, and beeline for Rajya Sabha seats

What Was Alok Verma’s Problem?

Adhia can smile again | Nothing’s for sure | Gehlot versus Pilot | Passing the Rathore test

The Nowhere Man as Lalu’s Only Option

The Overlooked Bureaucrat | Multibillion Dollar Blooper | Chief Minister Under Siege | The Curious Case of An Appointment

 

The Talks That Almost Were

A top Maoist ideologue has revealed how Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh had tried opening a secret backdoor channel with the CPI (Maoist). Did it have the approval of the party High Command?

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