The TOI article “Security scenario grim, admits Govt” comes as a shock to me.
Excerpt: “Briefing the Cabinet on Friday on the terror strikes on Jaipur, national security adviser M K Narayanan painted a grim, if accurate, scenario”.
Now if – National Security Adviser – the top security person in the country expreses his inability to resolve the matters or even get the coordination between various parties involved – the Prime Minister’s Office, State Governments, Research and Analysis Wind (RAW), Intelligence Bureau (IB) – how can you expect the “real men” to do their work effectively.
And added to this are two worse situations:
- Home grown terror is increasing faster. Whatever be the actual groups, they are slowing creating or finding base within India itself. Now, if there’s an insider doing all this work, it becomes impossible for the castle to be safe
- The terror outfits are increasingly finding base along the eastern borders, specially, Bangladesh. I am not quite sure but I feel that ISI and other agencies still have the memories of East Pakistan and how it was freed as Bangladesh by India.
We really have to see how safe and secure we are.
And if the PMO is involved in just saving the face of the government, Gods save the country! I don’t think even armed forces will be able to do it.
The new international aiport at Hyderabad is definitely a big chnage against the old one. Infact, I somehow found it better than the upgraded Mumbai airport. Probably, one of the reasons for that may be that the Mumbai airport – already an international one – was upgraded without changing the location. Whereas, at Hyderabad, it’s a whole new location altogether.
Now, I would be eager to see how the new Bangalore airport fares as comparision to the other ones.
Frankly speaking, I do not have high hopes looking at the pace at which the things I have seen here for the last three years and the will power of the state government for looking into the long term.
Having said that, I still have decent hopes from the Public Private Parternship (PPP, as they call it in short).
So, waiting eagerly for the new airport to open. But yes, will be a little disappointed because of the distance. I will have to plan at least 4-5 hours in advance. Don’t really know if I will get any benefit travelling to Hyderabad. Chennai – I anyway prefer the overnight train. Just lie down and enjoy the sleep.
I have never heard a statement as shameful as the one issued by one of the ex-Prime Ministers of India yesterday. Well, I learnt this at CNN IBN.
He says, “Will wait to be approached by the winning party”.
I don’t really know what he meant. But whatever little or better understanding that I have, what he means to say is, “I cannot win of my own. But I want to be either in power or very close to the power. I want to be either the king (but cannot do it directly since I cannot win) or the king-maker. So, don’t forget me.”
I consider it “A Shame!”.
I wish we had something good.
At the moment, all I can say and urge, specially the young Indians and the large pool of Software Engineers, IT Professionals, BPO Executives and other literates, “Please! Get up. Go out. Vote!”