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Politricks in India A Third Umpire View of Games Our Leaders Play

Author Name: BNK | Format: Paperback | Genre : History & Politics | Other Details

‘Politricks’ columns represent a new genre of writing that exposes how public policy-making falls short of serving public good by mixing politics with policy.  

- S Narendra -Former Government Of India Spokesperson & Information Adviser to four PMs

Opposition parties are definitely required in a democracy. But the ruling parties at the Centre never understand it. This necessitates the media to play the role of constructive criticism. To write such articles, it requires deep study and understanding of the events, which BNK has abundantly.

 - AVG Krishnamurthy, Former Secretary – (Undivided) Andhra Pradesh Legislature.
From an intrepid UNI reporter to a fiercely committed environmentalist and protagonist of mangroves, BNK as he is popularly known, is surely one of the conscience keepers of our nation. - Olga Tellis, Veteran Journalist

BNK is an astute observer of current events and wields a fine pen, writing with understanding and clarity on the most complex or contentious issue without pulling his punches.  His deep knowledge of history, politics, society and coupled with rich experience as a journalist make this compilation a reader’s delight. – Ayaz Memon, former Editor – Mid-day & Bombay Times

Political grasp and insight are two essential ingredients for commenting on the actions, utterances of our politicians. BNK brings out the flavour with great fervour week after week in his widely read column. Kudos to him! - Jitender Bhargava, former executive director, Air India & author of The Descent of Air India

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B.N. Kumar (BNK for friends) is a seasoned media professional with over 45 years of experience in Journalism & Public Relations. He is based in Mumbai and currently runs a not-for-profit platform called NatConnect Foundation, that focuses on preserving the environment. He is known for his thought-provoking messaging through his 'art'icles.