The incidence of fund raisers from NGOs making calls soliciting donations is becoming increasingly common. Unless the NGO is well known, the prospective donor is often uncertain of whether the NGO is legitimate and / or worthy of receiving donations. So how does a person who is not from the development world ascertain that the NGO deserves money? I offer some tips.
The spate of terror attacks in Kenya take me back to what I wrote in October 2011 about the Kenyan invasion of Somalia.
On Pandit Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary, I reflect on how his more shrill bashers are in trouble.
On the 30th death anniversary of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, I reflect on the similarities between her and Narendra Modi.
I express my increasing disquiet at the way in which civil society space is shrinking in India and the complete lack of any concerted action to prevent it from happening.
With the rail budget 2014 trying to look at FDI in Indian railways, my position remains that there should be no privatization except may be of some peripheral services. Railways are and should remain a public good in India.