ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Disturbing Environment

POPULISM has really become the accepted credo of everyone, big and small, genius and nincompoop. We have so many practitioners in India that the extraordinary build-up for the new Army Chief almost looks natural. These formerly quiet, faceless professionals are now confronting us in huge blow-ups on the front pages of the newspapers, saluting, entering their hallowed offices, giving interviews, telling us what to think. This is the new style, and nobody in political power has the savvy to puncture it.

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