M.G. Devasahayam

MG Devasahayam holds an MA in Economics and previously served in the Indian army and government, as well as the corporate and NGO sectors. He pursues advocacy of environmental sustainability, honest governance, electoral integrity and other public causes. Devasahayam was closely associated with Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan (JP) during and after emergency law and had the privilege of being a small instrument in making India’s second freedom (1977) possible. Recently, Devasahayam unearthed the Indian government’s secret Emergency Papers. He has written extensively in the areas of governance, economy, urban management, utilities, civil services and anti-corruption. He is also the author of three books. Devasahayam had the honor of closely working with Mother Teresa in setting up the Shanti-Dan at Chandigarh and a sanctuary for lepers at the city’s outskirts. He considers the privilege of knowing and closely associating with JP and Mother Teresa as the greatest achievements of his life.

India’s Nuclear Deals: Are They Workable?

September 15, 2013

The US and Russia have a large stake in India’s nuclear energy pie. Misusing various oppressive and repressive instruments at their command and in brazen disregard of Supreme Court orders, India’s government recently put the Russian Koondankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP, Unit 1) on the road to commissioning.   Washington...

An Alienated Army?

November 02, 2012

Given the mess India’s higher defence management is, the government must take steps  to build an abiding civil-military relationship. The Context Much water has flown down the tributaries of mighty Brahmaputra since the fatal night of 19/20 October 1962 when the Sino-Indian war commenced. Yet, it has not washed away...