Corruption in India

Admiral Ramdas, Internal Lokpal for Aam Aadmi Party

Letter by Admiral Ramdas to AAP leaders

Given the events unfolding in the Aam Aadmi Party, AAP’s Internal Lokpal’s letter seems almost prophetic. This is the letter written by Admiral Ramdas to the leadership of the Aam Aadmi Party. The events of yesterday evening demonstrate how the thinking of those controlling power in the party has gone beyond comprehending caution. This is …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

What is paid news in India and why is it such a problem?

Indian citizens have the freedom of speech. But freedom of speech in itself means little without freedom of information. If you are free to decide for yourself and speak up, but you are deliberately fed information that makes something look really good and something look really bad, your condemning what was informed to you as …

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Aniruddha Bahal, the top sting operation investigative journalist of India

Cobrapost: Unrewarding Journalism [with The Stalkers video]

Update: Since this post was written, Cobrapost have done several more stings exposing deep rooted wrongs in India. From social media services for political parties to spread disinformation, slander or rig elections, to confessions of brutal murders of dalits who have been getting acquited in case after case. Today Cobrapost has exposed the “Love jihad” …

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A Derailed Andolan

It was with much admiration that I had raised my voice in support of Anna when he first articulated my frustration with the government. It seemed like a David versus Goliath folly, yet there he was, ready to fast in protest of corruption. He and his team had a draft of a Lokpal Bill. It …

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Why I don’t support the IAC – but wish them well

I began with full hearted support for the Jan Lokpal movement. Somewhere down the line, as the politics deteriorated from a people’s movement to a movement led by individuals, I lost interest. I was also turned off by equally dirty blackmail tactics from IAC. Later, as the government played its very predictable hand of sabotage …

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The government is not responsible for Anna’s fast

I support the cause of the Jan Lokpal movement, but am concerned by Arvind Kejriwal’s latest statement. “ This government will be responsible if anything happens to Anna: Kejriwal #lokpal starnewslive August 25, 2011 I believe that this is false and incites anger against the government. I think it weakens Satyagraha to lose its insistence …

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