A huge amount of tax payers' money has been invested in this hospital. Inordinate delay in completion not only results in cost escalation but also deprives people of much needed medical facilities during pandemic. Has anyone been ever held accountable for such malgovernance? https://t.co/FxaYi1IV8n
These extraordinary times and circumstances of call for extraordinary measures.
The US supports the waiver of IP protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic and we’ll actively participate in @WTO negotiations to make that happen. https://t.co/96ERlboZS8
Colonial bureaucracy has survived over seven decades of independence and several political changes at the Centre and in States on account of their pliability and willingness to pander to the whims and fancies of those who matter. Need for governance reforms was never more urgent. https://t.co/y9MEz7xrJa
I’m sure newspaper readers saw views of Jus Chandrachud & Dr Fauci. Is there anything in them that on #CovidIndia that any half-smart Doc/Babu couldn’t put up to PM? Meaning ? Either PM is surrounded by dunces or Babu-Bhakts realise they are expected to implement not advise.
Was listening to Govt press conference. The spokesperson keeps referring to opposition ruled states to say majority of deaths being reported from there. There are clinching reports which show some BJP ruled states are grossly under reporting deaths. Can babus stop doing politics!
What Chanakya didn't say:
You can silence all opposition through use of state agencies and machinery but the real issues that confront the people will still have to be resolved. Sometimes the real issues may take the form of a crisis. Coercive state action may then not work.
This is how Indian citizens in the largest democracy are treated. Worse than colonial subjects. Our forefathers fought for independence so that their younger generations are treated with respect and dignity but powers that be after independence continued with colonial apparatus. https://t.co/bIZR0PhkWl
"No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy," Sen wrote. This is because democratic governments "have to win elections and face public criticism, and have strong incentive to undertake measures to avert famines and other catastrophes."
Even after seven decades of independence and reposing trust in the electoral promises made by different political parties to usher in the change ordinary person who bears the establishment costs of VIPs finds himself at bottom of pyramid in terms of delivery of public services. https://t.co/xQemJYMrcG
Here is letter from FAIMS to PM that talks about separate counter for VIPs in RML Hospital. Even doctors don't have separate counters for beds/tests
THIS is why our netas/babus don't care about improving systems because they never suffer consequences of a bad system https://t.co/jeSCiPIWIN
As some of us who worked extensively on India-US ties in the past two decades (I through Track-II) can attest, one of the biggest challenges was our institutional memory of being let down in earlier decades. Now, despite developing much bilateral synergy, this memory will linger. https://t.co/BJMpJoIuJP
For past 4 days this nonsense of Centre & Delhi Govt arguing in HC over oxygen supply. Why these two Govts sit together and form a strategy to settle issues - rather than wasting Court's time 😡 https://t.co/7ajqsDV7xz
There are bhakts of every hue of politics and politicians. No wonder after seven decades of independence public servants treat citizens like colonial subjects. So long as people do not call for accountability of those at the helm of affairs there will be no end to our miseries. https://t.co/GVfbtZgHF8
We saw a trailer of this in US. Trump campaigned without mask & encouraged Bhakts to do same at his rallies. It has taken a sensible successor @POTUS 4 months to begin reversing damage . Despite US being flattened by #COVIDEmergency nearly 1/2 of America still voted for Trump. https://t.co/qgWEhl5Wqi
Every new government whether at the centre or in states takes power with solemn pledge that it would undo the wrongs of previous government but people hardly notice any difference in how politicians irrespective of political party they belong to conduct themselves while in power. https://t.co/fVzNO0Y83Z
Ravi Kant, Author at Asia Times. Good piece. Recounts the parallel rise of Adani & PM Modi. But now crony capitalism, prevalent during Congress regimes too, has turned into oligarchy. https://t.co/Kaq9gW02A7
Religious frenzy helps the deep state in recruitment of Jihadis to fight their proxy wars at a fraction of the cost to what it takes to engage in regular armed conflict. So as long as they persist with proxy wars the country will remain a fertile ground for religious fanaticism. https://t.co/Q8MJhP4LLo
To save our institutions from tyranny of minions the colonial apparatus of governance needs complete overhaul and all key positions need to be manned by top professionals who are appointed in a transparent and non partisan manner. https://t.co/BsUo4xMCJb
Now that the US and NATO nations would not be constrained by protecting supply lines in landlocked Afghanistan let's see if they impose hefty costs through sanctions or otherwise as they have done in other cases on those who are responsible for death and injuries of their forces. https://t.co/07lAxQ98y6
The following statement should be headline news in every US media outlet & every NATO country: "Effectively, it meant that the United States chose to turn a blind eye as its Pakistani allies helped the Taliban wear down American & allied forces in Afghanistan."