(One) Hand vs. (Other) Hand

On the one hand, I don’t find reports of Smt. Kiran Bedi inflating invoice of her air fare particularly upsetting. Sure, this may not look good on her, but as far as corruption goes it is least of our worries,  in fact, we can only wish for the day when […]


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