Congrats to all receipients.... Looking at the list briefly, I fail to understand why each one was selected for the award and additionally I find the category too limited and NOT diverse enough... Our govt should publize the core criteria for selecting the receipients, the list of candidates shortlisted and supporting evidence for the final list... Additionally our govt should make sure that the receipients are non-controversial, have filed their taxes and are of impeccable character (not CVC Thomas style).....
Having come from Tamil Nadu, I fail to recognize even one name in the list of receipients from the state of Tamil Nadu. In addition "Shri Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman" has been awarded for cricket. I do not know who gentleman is and why was he chosen for the award,...Concentration of receipients is from very few states... Except for Karnataka most of the states are either ruled by congress or by their partners.. Is this a sheer coincidence...
Not many, perhaps not a single, journalists on the list this year !
Gandhi Ji did not get Nobel, Vajpayee can live without Bharat Ratna.
Next in line should be Barkha, Vir and Kalmadi.
It is time Vajpayee was awarded Bharat Ratna, even though he failed in his Raj Dharma by not firing Modi in 2002. Vajpayee does have many successes to his name.
Montek Singh obviously got it for backing Kapil Sibal on vilifying CAG report.