A Study In Contrasts

In India, Uncategorized on December 15, 2008 at 12:09 am

Nandan Nilekani makes the case that city government in India needs to be made effective.

Well, if we build a hierarchy of the different levels of government then city government would be placed somewhere at the bottom in terms of it’s powers and area of governance. 

What about the top level – The President Of India? After the Mumbai terror attacks The President Of India issued a brief statement from Camp Hanoi in Vietnam.  Nothing much after that at least in the newspapers (I never watch the stupidity on TV.)

Compare that to this press release from Buckhimgam Palace after the London train bombings.

There doesn’t seem to be much at the top either.  That post is mostly ceremonial but at least it should be visible, shouldn’t it?


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