Saad Bin Jung

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Spate of scandals a failure of ‘process’ in governance?


Little is being done to conserve our wilderness, though much is being done to protect it by the exclusionary, authoritarian and repressive laws currently protecting our wildlife and forests. ‘Protection’ has a very minor but essential part in effective ‘conservation’. Where-ver ‘conservation’ fails, ‘protection’ kicks in. That’s the way it is the world over, except India.

Old Bombay-Delhi battles used to go like this. Delhi : Look at our wide roads, our grand homes, our lovely winter. Bombay: You are an overgrown village. This then changed to —

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is developing the habit of responding only to prodding of the presidential variety. The credit for securing the first response goes to American President Barack Obama.