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Arun Shourie
Arun Shourie

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Arun Shourie (born 1941) is a prominent journalist, author, and politician of India. This article is about the year. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Life and work

Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India, he studied at Modern School, Barakhamba and St. Stephen's in Delhi. He is the son of Shri H. D. Shourie and brother of Nalini Singh. He obtained his doctorate in Economics from Syracuse University in the United States. He has been an economist with the World Bank, a consultant to the Planning Commission, India and editor of the Indian Express (a leading Indian newspaper). Jalandhar   (Punjabi: ) is an ancient city in Jalandhar District in the state of Punjab, India. ... This article details the Indian state of Punjab. ... Modern School is one of the oldest schools in New Delhi, located at Barakhamba Road next to Connaught Place. ... St. ... This article is about the metropolis of Delhi. ... Hari Dev Shourie (1911-2005) is a well known consumer activist in India. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Logo of the World Bank The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, in Romance languages: BIRD), better known as the World Bank, is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by WWII. Now, its mission has expanded to fight poverty by means... The Indian Express is an Indian newspaper started by Ram Nath Goenka, and is published from New Delhi. ...


In a series of exposés, many of which he wrote himself, Shourie and the Indian Express uncovered corruption in the highest echelons of the government and exposed several major scandals, including what has been dubbed “India’s Watergate.” The Indian Express is an Indian newspaper started by Ram Nath Goenka, and is published from New Delhi. ...


Shourie started a one-man crusade in 1981 against Abdul Rehman Antulay, the chief minister of Maharashtra State, who allegedly extorted millions of dollars from businesses dependent on state resources and put the money in a private trust named after Indira Gandhi. The story caused the eventual resignation of the chief minister , the highest-ranking official in India ever forced from office by newspaper reporting, and great embarrassment to Gandhi and her ruling Congress Party. Abdul Rehman Antulay (born February 9, 1929) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India and a former chief minister of the state of Maharashtra, India. ... Indira Priyadarśinī Gāndhī (Devanāgarī: इन्दिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गान्धी, IPA: ) (November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984) was Prime Minister of India from January 19, 1966 to March 24, 1977, and again from January 14, 1980 until her assassination on October 31, 1984. ...


Shourie’s exposés resulted in a prolonged labour dispute at the Bombay offices of the Indian Express, where a labour organizer with ties to Antulay encouraged workers to strike for a minimum wage double than what was paid at any other newspaper in India. It also resulted in a government crackdown that included a host of legal cases launched against the Indian Express by various agencies. In 1982, the paper's owner Ramnath Goenka fired Shourie as a result of continued government pressure. Ramnath Goenka (April 3, 1904 – October 5, 1991) was born in Darabhanga district of Bihar. ...


Between 1982 and 1986, Shourie wrote for various newspapers and magazines, at the same time as being General Secretary of the People's Union for Civil Liberties. He was appointed executive editor of the Times of India in 1986 but was lured back to the Indian Express by Goenka in 1987. Shourie launched an attack on then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi over the Bofors howitzer gun purchase scandal. This contributed to Gandhi's defeat in the subsequent parliamentary elections. Rājiv Ratna Gāndhī (Devanāgarī: राजीव रतन गान्धी, IPA: ) (August 20, 1944 – May 21, 1991), the eldest son of Indira and Feroze Gandhi, was the 9th Prime Minister of India (and the 3rd from the Gandhi family) from his mothers death on 31 October 1984 until his resignation on December...


Among the many battles Shourie fought for press freedom, perhaps the most famous was his crusade against the government’s proposal in 1988 to introduce a defamation bill. It was widely perceived that the bill had been introduced with unusual speed in Parliament in an attempt to muzzle the Indian Express, and the entire media community joined Shourie and the Indian Express in condemning the move.


At one stage, there were 300 cases filed by the government against the Indian Express, and credit supply from banks was cut off. Shourie, however, continued his battle against government corruption until 1990, when differences on editorial policy forced him to resign from the Indian Express. The differences involved Shourie's opposition to the implementation of the Mandal Commission Report, set up reservations in government jobs for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and were initiated by then Prime Minister V.P. Singh's government. After that, he devoted his energy to writing books and regular columns, which appeared in different languages in 30 newspapers across India. The Mandal Commission in India was established in 1979 by the Janata Party government under Prime Minister Morarji Desai with a mandate to identify the socially or educationally backward. ... The Other Backward Classes (or OBCs) in India are a group of castes officially recognized as being traditionally subject to exclusion, while still having a higher status than scheduled castes or scheduled tribes. ... Vishwanath Pratap Singh (born 25 June 1931) was the seventh Prime Minister of the Republic of India. ...


Shourie is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been a member of the Rajya Sabha and also held the office of the Minister of Divestment, Communication and Information Technology in the Government of India under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's prime ministership. As Disinvestment Minister, he led the sale of Maruti, VSNL, Hindustan Zinc among others. His position as Minister was a controversial one, but he and his secretary Pradip Baijal are much respected for kick-starting what people believe was a best-in-class process. In a poll of India’s top 100 CEOs in February 2004 he was ranked the most outstanding minister of Mr.Vajpayee’s government. The BhāratÄ«ya JanÇŽtā Party [BJP] (Hindi: , English: ), created in 1980, is one of the two major national political parties in India. ... Executive President Vice-President Prime Minister Dy. ... The Government of India (Hindi: Bharat Sarkar), officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 28 states and 7 union territories, collectively called the Republic of India. ... Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Hindi: , pronunciation: ) (born December 25, 1924) was the Prime Minister of India in 1996 and again from October 13, 1998 until May 19, 2004. ... Pradip Baijal is a retired officer of the much respected Indian Administrative Service. ...


In his book Worshipping False Gods, Shourie criticized B.R. Ambedkar, the leader of Dalits for alleged complicity with the British and lust for power and wealth. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (April 14, 1891 or 1892 - December 6, 1956) was the most prominent Indian Untouchable leader of the 20th century. ... In South Asias caste system, an untouchable, dalit, or achuta is a person outside of the four castes, and considered below them. ...


In the year 2000, Shourie pledged the entire amount (Rs. 11.90 crore) of discretionary spending available to him under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to setting up of Bio-Sciences & Bio-engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. In 2005, he displayed his commitment to the cause by again pledging Rs. 11 crore for developing a separate and well-equipped building for Environmental Sciences and Environmental Engineering at the institute. The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is one of the Indian Institutes of Technology, set up in the then-industrial city of Kanpur in 1960. ...


His writings have gained him a considerable following around the country, as well as several national and international honours. Among these are the Padma Bhushan, the Magsaysay Award, the Dadabhai Naoroji Award, the Astor Award, the K.S. Hegde Award and the International Editor of the Year Award. The Federation of Indian Publishers recently conferred The Freedom to Publish Award on him. The Padma Bhushan is an Indian civilian decoration established on January 2, 1954 by the President of India. ... The Magsaysay award is given in honor of the late President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay. ...


Works

  • Worshiping False Gods
  • Eminent Historians: Their Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud
  • Missionaries in India
  • Indian Controversies
  • A Secular Agenda
  • The World of Fatwas
  • Will the Iron Fence Save a Tree Hollowed by Termites?
  • Governance and the scilerosis that has set in
  • Falling Over Backwards: An essay against Reservations and against Judicial populism

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