RMS Liberhan
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English   |   Bangla

Former director, India Habitat Centre and a former civil servant and writes on public issues.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

How bureaucrats went wrong in Arvind Kejriwal versus L-G battle

Political battles can be fought by the politicians, but the civil service must never be seen, even by imputation, as assisting these battles.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Challenges Indian cities face today

All we see is congestion on our roads, widespread slums and chawls, poor and inadequate waste management facilities and insufficient civic management.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

Attacking a woman for her laughter lays bare the violence of patriarchy

A Draupadi’s moment of mirth can still cause a whole kingdom to perish.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why every top authority is cheating Delhi of development

For decades now, we have not been able to decide whether a city can go vertical or not.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Kamala Mills fire is a tragedy that will keep repeating

Ease of doing business needs facilitation, but only legal ones, otherwise ease of living becomes hogwash.

VOICES

 |   9-minute read

Why Indian states are failing

Statistics tell a dismal story of the state of civic services across all states in our country.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

No one tells you success is bad

Applause dies as do illusions built by fame.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

How long will it take for India to realise it's not a great country?

Governments must learn to tell the truth and not hype the lies.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

All that India needs to build incredible cities of the future

If all citizens get is a concentration camp akin to living by drains and sewers, it is an unforgivable failure of state duty, besides increasing health and crime hazards.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Post-truth world: Rhetoric and bombast are baffling our brains, drowning reason

Facts are up for dispute, even if they are represented through camera actions or eyewitness accounts.