The "ban" on journalists from entering the North Block, the headquarters of the finance ministry, was the talk of the town in media circles this week. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman making her side of the government secretariat out of bounds for reporters naturally made even those like us who cover the Home Ministry on the other side of the North Block feel threa...
Work hours at North Block, the headquarters of the home ministry in Delhi, have stretched, not because of longer days in summer but because of a "workaholic" Home Minister.
Should Indian Intelligence agencies be made accountable? Should the National Security Council (NSC), which advises the Prime Minister and the National Security Advisor (NSA), who heads it, be made statutory or bodies created by law? Should they be made accountable to parliament? Well, these are some of the talking points among the top bureaucracy these days.
Since the terrorist attack in Pulwama in February, many decisions taken by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir have hit headlines for wrong reasons and the ban on civilian traffic on the 271-km National Highway 44 between Udhampur and Kashmir for two days every week is one of them. Insiders say that the decision was taken by the Chief Secretary of the state in consultat...
Amid the debate on the Congress promise to amend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA, there have been some contrarian views from within the establishment.
These stories are of those mothers whose daughters were violated. Each reacted differently to the situation.
I fight my battles now without her on my side.