Flashing firearms and valorising violent death, slain singer Shubhdeep Sidhu was poet-laureate of Punjab’s wasted generation—his gospel seducing youth despairing of empowerment through education and work. Sidhu’s execution by rival gangsters shows what’s ahead. The AAP government promised to crush gangsterism—but so far delivered pieties, not tough policing.
Top 3 ranks to women shows the stride made in civil services that suffered from gender imbalance
Women securing the top three ranks in the UPSC civil services exam for the second time in 8 years underlines the strides made in one more highly competitive arena. This should inspire more women to aim for success in the civil services which, traditionally, has had a strong gender imbalance.