Archive for: October 2014

Mind it! A diary of vagrant journeys within the mind – 2

On making a strategy for a plan to prepare a time management process to begin my work

I usually think that I am unable to get all my work done in the time that it should be completed. I plan to do my work within the time that it should be done, but then I turn around, and find that the time has a-gone by, and there is nothing left. So, I take the smart road. I start planning my work. And usually I find that I have planned all my work very meticulously. Very soon, I reach the same milestone – that all the time has gone by while I was planning to do my work, and there is no time left to actually do the work that I was planning to work on. Continue Reading..


Dr. Bharat Bhushan
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Dr. Bharat Bhushan

The MEA’s new responsibility: Overseeing Foreign Investment in States

The Ministry of External Affairs has decided to take up a new responsibility, namely to oversee Foreign Direct Investments to states. At the face of it, such a decision sounds efficient. The MEA being a body that handles foreign policy and as a result, foreign trade and investments. Therefore, it is only fair that the MEA coordinates the investments to states as well. The new move seeks to streamline procedures for state officials visiting abroad to secure investments and also to solve a problem regarding centre-state coordination when it comes to the investments. Continue Reading..


Ashwath Komath
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Ashwath Komath

Progressive Pontiff’s Efforts Stymied by Conservative Bishops

When Pope Francis ascended the throne of Saint Peter, to perpetuate the institutionalised succession to the office of pontiff, to preside over the destinies of about 1.2 billion faithful, spread across the globe, both believers and non-believers alike were full of hope and optimism. A Jesuit from Latin America, obviously, made him an interesting choice. That it was not a straightforward one was obvious from the time it took for the final proclamation of the new pope’s election. Speculation has been rife in some sections of the print media, that cardinals had tenaciously jostled with one another for leverage, to install a man of their choice to the highest ecclesiastical office in the Roman Catholic Church. Conservative elements among them, speculated ardent church watchers, must certainly have left no stone unturned to scuttle any move made by ‘progressives’ to elect somebody like Pope Francis to the high office of the ‘Vicar of Christ’. Continue Reading..


Cliff Samuel
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Cliff Samuel