The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, April 1, 2001


ART & LITERATURE
'ART AND SOUL
BOOKS
MUSINGS
TIME OFF
YOUR OPTION
ENTERTAINMENT
BOLLYWOOD BHELPURI
TELEVISION
WIDE ANGLE
FITNESS
GARDEN LIFE
NATURE
SUGAR 'N' SPICE
CONSUMER ALERT
TRAVEL
INTERACTIVE FEATURES
CAPTION CONTEST
FEEDBACK

 

PMO CALLING

The men managing the Prime Ministerís Office are in the news. They seem to command the power to over rule even senior ministers. How has the PMO become so powerful? Is it because the political leadership has weakened or has the stranglehold of the bureaucracy become stronger, asks T. R. Ramachandran.

THE ENTIRE FACE of the Prime Ministerís Office (PMO) has undergone a radical change in its style of functioning and exercise of authority since the days of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Considering the stature of Jawaharlal Nehru and the tremendous influence he wielded as independent Indiaís first Prime Minister, he functioned with a very small staff which restrained itself to a large extent from being an overriding factor in the decision-making process.

 

Week Specials


A memorable ode to living and loving

by Vikramdeep Johal

In the business of weddings
by Vimla Patil

Get more zip out of your walks
by Amar Jit

The jugalbandi of father & son
by Janaki Bhatt

Rituals that make mice of lions
by K.K. Khullar

DREAM THEME: Dreams of religious symbols
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

  Week Specials
 

BOLLYWOOD BHELPURI:  BRMC greets the greats!
by Madhur Mittal

TELEVISION: The mainstay of Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki
by Mukesh Khosla

WHAT'S COOKING: Pickles to tickle your palate
by Geetu

NATURE: Small creatures with a big sting
by Nutan Shukla

STRESSBUSTERS:  How stress operates
by V.K Kapoor

TIME OFF:  Hats off to the sahibs
by Manohar Malgonkar

LIFE TIES: A life of grace and dignity
by Taru Bahl

SPEAKING GENERALLY: Making places pleasant for pilgrims
by Chanchal Sarkar

RESPONSE:  Bamiyan Buddha is dead, long live the Buddha!
by Balvinder

FEEDBACK: Outrage at Bamiyan

Book Reviews

Mind-reading of Pak Generals
Review by Bimal Bhatia

PTLís mantra of success
Review by Surinder Singla

Fiction as modern myths
Review by M.L. Raina

The second oppressed sex
Review by Anupama Roy

Western eliteís threat
Review by D.R. Chaudhry

In-patriate writing in English
Review by Akshaya Kumar

Age of the global media
Review by Ivninderpal Singh

Saga of BJPís founder
Review by Bhupinder Singh

Faiz: poet of Urdu & this century
Review by Gobind Thukral

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