Assorted Letters of Dissent: New Book From Warrier

Today I have published one more eBook using the Kindle Direct Publishing facility provided by Amazon.
The book is available at Amazon.in
Print edition will be published soon.
The submitted version of the cover and the first few pages will give some idea of the book.

M G Warrier

ASSORTED
LETTERS
 OF
DISSENT

M G WARRIER


ASSORTED
LETTERS
 OF
DISSENT

Responses & Reflections on
Current Social & Economic Issues

M G WARRIER

about the author
M G Warrier is a central banker who opted to voluntarily retire from service in 2003, when he was working as General Manager in Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai.
Post-retirement, he has been responding in the media and regularly writing articles in the mainstream print and electronic media. In 2014 Sampark, Kolkatta published his first book “Banking, Reforms & Corruption: Development Issues in 21st Century India” which covered a variety of subjects relating to economic development, role of RBI in economic growth as well as social security concerns including pension system and old age care. Notion Press, Chennai published the eBook version of this book with a change in title as “Chasing Inclusive Growth: Reforms for Financial Inclusion” in 2018
Warrier’s second book “India’s Decade of Reforms” (Notion Press, Chennai, 2018) discussed recent Government of India(GOI) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) initiatives to take forward financial sector reforms with focus on economic growth and eradication of corruption and poverty.
Taking a diversion from macro-economic policies, Warrier has written and published a book on personal finance titled “Savings for Survival” and a couple of collections of essays on general topics (titled “Ants and Honeybees” and “Scrambled Monologues”), all published in eBook format by Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon). Including these, “Letters of Dissent” is the fifth book from M G Warrier. Some of these books are available in print also











BOOKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR

i)                  Banking, Reforms and Corruption (Sampark, Kolkatta, 2014)
ii)                 India’s Decade of Reforms (2 editions, Notion Press, Chennai, 2018)
iii)             Chasing Inclusive Growth (eBook version of (i), Notion Press, Chennai, 2018)
iv)             Ants and Honeybees (Kindle Direct)
v)                   Scrambled Monologues (2 editions, Kindle Direct)
vi)             Savings for Survival (2 editions, Kindle Direct)




preface

The book “Assorted Letters of Dissent” is a collection of select responses on current issues, most of which were published in print media, in recent times. The letters included here are submitted versions, in most cases. No effort has been made to organize them chronologically or subject-wise. Picked up at random from hundreds of  submissions, these responses convey the concerns and anxieties of an independent observer who doesn’t  have any constituency interests in the subjects covered. Therefore, the views expressed could appear to be different from the ‘lobbying type’. Still there is a purpose and the  aim is to influence opinion-making  ultimately beneficial to common man.
This book will help readers who would like to look at issues from an angle different from the ‘normal’, where the ‘normal’ stands for the perception artificially created by external influences including print and electronic media.
The subjects covered include (a) Developments in the financial sector, (b) Economic development, (c) Role of the Reserve Bank of India, (d) HR-related issues (e) Social issues and (f) Post-retirement life.
M G Warrier
October 5, 2018

1
Historic judgments

Controversies notwithstanding, outgoing Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Dipak Misra (whose tenure comes to an end on October 2, 2018,  will have a distinguished place in India’s legislative, legal and judicial history. Not just for having pronounced maximum judgments during the last lap of the tenure, or for having dictated maximum number of words having an impact on the lives of maximum Indians, during the last week of his presence in the Apex Court. The judgments he pronounced during September 2018 covered matters relating to rituals, conflicts and controversies and identity and relationship issues beyond sectorial boundaries and spreading over several centuries.
CJI who will be passing on the baton to his successor this week worked under enormous pressure emanating from political and work-related situations which were not of his making. By and large, he handled the job on hand elegantly and avoided himself becoming controversial before the public eye.
One wishes, ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ (refer the ‘Preamble’ of Indian Constitution) takes the initiative taken by Chief Justice Misra by flagging the obsolete and redundant provisions in India’s statute books forward by forcing the government to give priority to legal reforms which are overdue. A national consensus irrespective of political affiliations is essential for such a move to fructify.




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