Keywords: Abdul Kalam, Dr. Abdul Kalam, APJ Abdul Kalam, India, President
Monday, November 25, 2002
Catch one of the best interviews given by an Indian policy maker in a long time: Dr.Yashwant Sinha with Tim Sebastian. It is a classy interview laced with repartees. Here is a sample : Tim: "Why is India not talking to Pakistan?"; Sinha shot back "Is the West talking to Osama bin Laden?" Mr.Sinha also echoed views very similar to Dr.Kalam on the nuclear policy of India. Atleast on the nuclear policy front, there is a single voice emerging out of India.
Judicial activism is at its historic peak in India. The Supreme Court had questioned right of Karanataka Govt to continue in the Cauvery Issue; it had asked the State Governments to decide on percentage of seats for minority students in institutions. Supreme Court is clearly taking the executive head on. Mr. President its time for you to take a cue from the Supreme Court. We do not want you to be a mere ceremonial head.