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Krishnan/Dasgupta; Girish/Vamsi

[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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In neither of these discussions, in which tempers have naturally flared
familiar paths,
is any progress being made towards good policy-making, though some is
perhaps towards good citizenship.    The fault is not with the
but with the idea that a "policy manifesto" can be carved out from
expressing any opinion at any time on any subject.    That cannot be
done in
Indian democracy, in American democracy, in Swiss democracy or in
Athenian democracy.

My substantive comment is that Mr. Krishnan sounds like a
when it comes down to tackling our problems with the ISI and the
Perhaps he might like to try out the Taliban websites for starters.   Mr

Dasgupta will doubtless enjoy the Indian Army's new Vijay in Kargil
which has incidentally got excellent photos.    Everyone might also
the SAPRA and Bharatrakshak websites too

On the telecom debate, as with every other debate on GOI policy that IPI

members might purport to participate in, my suggestion is that
start only with some concrete published or broadcasted news story or
editorial opinion already being expressed in India, and build on that.
everyone tries to pontificate ab initio on every subject under the sun,
do get a lot of potential pontiffs.

Subroto Roy.

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