Ambani

Farmers and disabled people protesting at CST in 2013

Banks Like Moneylenders Charge @ 21%-36% From Farmers #JaiKisan

On Short Term Crop Loans – BRIBES & Documentation cost and Interest cost 8% for average 3 months  Translates to 36+ Interest Rate on compounding.   On Short Term Loans – BRIBES & Documentation cost around 12% for average 2 Years, @ 14% is 40-45% Charge in 2 years or 21%+  Rate on compounding.   …

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India Against Corruption

IAC’s response to TRAI’s Consultation Paper no. 2/2015 “OTT Services”

To: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India “advqos@trai.gov.in” 19-April-2015 Kind Attn: Shri Rahul Khullar / Chairman Sir Sub: Short response of INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION to the Authority’s consultation paper no. 2/2015 Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) services dated 27th March, 2015 On behalf of the India Against Corruption jan andolan “IAC”, I respond to the …

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Blindsided by Big Numbers: Looking Beyond Electoral Wins

tr.v. blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing, blind·sides. 1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side. 2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results Too much of a good thing, as the idiom goes, is bad. Excessively bright light can be more blinding than pitch darkness. The glare of the limelight, another …

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Congress-Modi-Kejriwal

Was there a script for Modi for PM and Kejriwal for CM?

There seems to be a fringe theory floating around about a larger international conspiracy (CIA etc) influencing Indian politics using the Ford Foundation (among other things). The Great Game India blog (linking to blog because too many interlinked posts to link individually) has been with this train of thought for a few years now. That the RSS …

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Indian Express Swiss Leaks expose

#SwissLeaks: Indian Express publishes account holder names leaked from Swiss HSBC

The Indian Express, in collaboration with Le Monde and International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published a list of a hundred account names (yes, the Ambanis are there) leaked from HSBC bank in Switzerland that have Indian addresses. Rigid laws protect Swiss banks and the HSBC bought out an existing bank in 1999. In 2007, …

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David Ogilvy - British Intelligence - Baker Street Spies - Indian Elections-GreatGameIndia

The Kingmakers – Baker Street Spies & Indian Elections #GreatGame

The Great Game blog has an interesting post by Shelley Kasli that caught my eye. The Kingmakers But many a king on a first-class throne, If he wants to call his crown his own, Must manage somehow to get through More dirty work than I ever do. —W.S. GILBERT in The Pirates of Penzance quoted …

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