Author: Hemashri Hazarika

Why are we a Nation of Citizens Without Conscience?

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Spread the love           Are we a nation that plays the blame game best and point fingers at others? All these are done to shirk away our own responsibilities, states Hemashri, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Within a couple of hours of joining in a new district, a university classmate called on me. I […]


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What is the Othello-Boss Syndrome?

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Spread the love            Othello had murdered his beautiful wife, suspecting infidelity due to jealousy. An Othello-boss is an insecure leader, who feels threatened, if his subordinates come up with bright ideas because he feels he is the boss, so no one has the right to think or work in a way, which gets appreciated. Such […]


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The Lost Lone Voice

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Spread the love           The dissidents are showed the door. In the offices, those who differ are marginalised and pushed into a corner. The institution, which could have benefited from the unique input or those who could show an alternate way are thrown out of the system and the system or community actually loses out. Where will […]


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Sunny Side up for Mr. Know-all: He Juggles Seven Departments

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Spread the love           An MBA and an arts graduate, Sunny Singh, as a senior bureaucrat, is the head of several crucial departments, few of which are technical departments. In the corporate sector, the Chief Executive Officer may remain preoccupied all the time to run just one company but here one bureaucrat runs seven huge departments, whose […]


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Disguised Unemployment: A Boon or Bane?

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Spread the love           Technology promotes transparency, which has the potential threat to unmask shady zones and erode concentration of authority. Sadly, our system is very specially designed to abort the penetration of technology in the public sector. Thus, instead of being proactive for percolation of technology, the IT department – or any other departments – has […]


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How Long Will the Earth, the Holy Cow and a Mother Endure!

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Spread the love           The earth, the holy cow, and a mother have to endure (Dharti, Maiye, aur Gaye ko sahna parta hein), says a Bihari proverb. Hemashri details the insensitivity of the bureaucratic machinery towards the sufferings of women, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Kundal Sinha was a beautiful Manipuri woman in her […]


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Is it a Sin to be Sick?

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Spread the love           Hemashri tells us about the red-tapism and babuism in government departments to get medical bills reimbursed, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Watching the agony of the sick one, often I wonder what actually causes sickness. Is it karmic deficit of previous births that one has to repay by enduring disease? […]


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Of Pizzas and Governance

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Spread the love           Hemashri likens the money back Pizza policy of Domino’s to the government departments. Sadly, no one is accountable for the huge delays – in some cases to nearly 100 years. Two state governments, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, have brought about changes in the governance. It’s time for other state governments and the Centre […]


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Discretion is the Better Part of Valour

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Spread the love           Hemashri recounts how she handled a violent mob – an experience that she had shared during a training session of officers. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. He was an impressive, articulate speaker. The handsome senior was lecturing on handling law and order situation. He first gave a power […]


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A Lesson on Life Management

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Spread the love           Appearances are often deceptive. Hemashri tells us the story of Gitali, a cleaner in a government office. At a young age, life taught her much more than the books of the educated and well-placed women. Read this real-life story, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I first saw this pretty girl, […]


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