Dilip Cherian

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Dilip Cherian

Breaking norms

Home minister Rajnath Singh has been showing signs of a new assertiveness of late. Recently, Mr Singh surprised babu-watchers by transferring 10 joint secretaries in one fell swoop.

Centre to decide

The Gujarat government is keen to extend the tenure of the state chief secretary, Varesh Sinha, for an unprecedented third time.

Unsure future

The dismantling of the Planning Commission has come as a blow to the 500-strong Indian Economic Service (IES) officers, many of whom work in the plan panel.

Akhilesh acts

Akhilesh acts

The big one

The big one

The party is over

The party is over

Calling the shots

Calling the shots

Parting shocks

Parting shocks

Stirring missives

Stirring missives

Feeling the pinch

Feeling the pinch

Increasingly of late, Prof.

I have always believed that the mission of most movies made after the Fred & Ginger era has been to reduce, insofar as it is possible, the manners and morals of the community.