PNB Fraud: CBI and ED should quiz Rahul Gandhi

  The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and ED (Enforcement Directorate) should quiz the Congress President Rahul Gandhi to understand the real modus operandi used by Nirav Modi and others to commit frauds and siphon off thousands of crores of rupees from the Punjab National Bank and other banks. If quizzing him is not already on the agenda of the investigating agencies, they should include it as early as possible. I am not joking. I am qui...

Demolition of Babri Masjid, an eyewitness account

Demolition of Babri Masjid, an eyewitness account I got the eyewitness account of the demolition of the Babri Masjid from none other than my elder brother Shri Nandji Sahay – he was about 17 years elder to me – who was present at the sight. My elder brother had joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) sometime in late 1941 or early 1942 when he was a college student at Patna. He was arrested twice during the ‘Quit India’ movement in 1942....

P. Chidambaram deserves Nobel Prize in economics

(Beyond Satire) Making and selling Pakodas and other snacks for living   Role model   Former Finance Minister Chidambaram deserves Nobel Prize in economics for his outstanding contributions in the field of economics. I am not joking. I am quite serious. In an interview to Zee TV on January 19, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that a pakoda seller earning ₹ 200/- a day should also be considered employed. Chidambaram p...

Threats to Indian democracy

Seat of Power Means to reach seat of power According to the (original) Preamble to the Indian Constitution, “We, the people of India,… solemnly resolved to constitute India into a sovereign democratic republic.” During the dark days of the The Emergency, the then Prime Minister Mrs Gandhi, added two more terms, “socialist” and “secular”. She did so for political reasons, not out of ideological convictions. Today, on January 26, 2018, we are celebrat

Rahul Mantra to become rich without investment

The NDTV (January 23, 2018, on internet ) has summarised how and what Prime Minister Modi addressed The World Economic Forum in Davos:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged with a namaste the loud applause as he was introduced as the keynote speaker at this year's World Economic Forum's plenary session at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos. Speaking in Hindi, PM Modi showcased ease of doing business in India to world leaders and global CEOs, a...

Domestic Resource Cost Analysis: Israel’s contribution to the CBA methodologies

  Domestic Resource Cost Analysis: Israel’s contribution to the CBA methodologies By Devendra Narain (Former head of the Project Appraisal Division,  Planning Commission) At a time when India and Israel are strengthening their economic and strategic partnership, it would be relevant to pay tribute to Israeli economists for their significant contribution in 1960s which benefited project appraisers of India even without their (Israeli economi...

लालू बोले- ‘रिहा होता तो ‘, जज बोले- ‘जेल में ही करा देंगे इंतजाम’

लालू बुधवार को चारा घोटाला के 3 मामलों में अदालत में पेश हुए। रांची : चारा घोटाले से जुड़े एक मामले में दोषी ठहराए गए बिहार के पूर्व मुख्‍यमंत्री और आरजेडी अध्यक्ष लालू प्रसाद यादव के पटना स्थित आवास पर इस बार मकर संक्रांति के मौके पर 'चूड़ा-दही भोज' का आयोजन नहीं होगा। लेकिन जेल में बंद लालू के जेहन में इस भोज की यादें इतनी ताजा हैं कि वह जज के सामने भी इस बारे में अपनी बात रखने से नहीं चूके। लालू यादव की सेवा के लिए जेल में पहुंचे उनके रसोइय

Birth of a new revolutionary  for “Azadi”

 It is a "real" story of birth of a new revolutionary  for "Azadi"  I was driving my scooter at normal speed but a policeman gave signal to stop by the side of the road. I was surprised. I had not violated any traffic law. I had not jumped red light. I parked the scooter and asked the policeman, “What is my fault?” But he was busy giving similar signal to all vehicles on the road. I asked a fellow victim who was standing by the side of his scooter. “VVIP

Hardik Patel cheating his followers

Lord Shiva's new bhakta (worshiper) and  self-styled bhakta's three cruches “Y” category security has officially confirmed 24-year-old Hardik Patel’s status as an important and powerful leader of the Patidars agitating for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, though he is not the sole leader of the caste.  Perhaps, he is the youngest politician to get “Y” category security on his own ‘merit’. To understand the factors behi...

Cost-benefit analysis based decision making should be a common practice

The Indian policymakers generally take decisions on the basis of their own perception that may not be backed by cost benefit analysis (http://www.devendranarain.com/cost-benefit-analysis-based-decision-making). They have neither mindset nor patience for basic management tools and techniques such as cost benefit analysis (CBA) and project appraisal (of which CBA is an integral part).The recent hike in Delhi Metro fare is the latest example. According to...
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