Dilip Cherian

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Dilip Cherian

Stressing over Budget

Finance minister Arun Jaitley and officials involved in preparing the Budget are working feverishly to meet the month-end deadline.

Marching orders

The ignominious exit of home secretary Anil Goswami, for trying to dissuade the CBI from arresting former Congress MP Matang Sinh for his alleged role in the Saradha scam, is a strong message from Mod

Attendance blues

The biometric attendance system installed in all Central ministries and departments amid much hype is apparently in shambles.

Sudden exit

Modi sarkar has a rather dramatic way of ousting senior bureaucrats it thinks are no longer required. Nearly two months ago, the Special Protection Group chief, Durga Prasad, was sacked.

A different wapsi

This is a different kind of wapsi and a non-controversial one.

Cadre wars

Being the capital of two states and a Union Territory, Chandigarh witnesses a constant power tussle between babus of Punjab, Haryana and the UT cadre, due to the rather unique 60:40 ratio in posts fil

Dilli Ka Babu

New Chiefs

Dilli Ka Babu

Clean-up time

Dilli Ka Babu

From me, to me

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.

Official visits by heads of state or government are like vital surgical operations — if you come out of the operation theatre alive and are back in your room, it is deemed a success.