Tag Archives: Corruption and misuse of power

Corruption among public figures and authorities is a growing problem in India leading to depletion of national resources, disproportionate favor to some entities leading to reduced opportunities for all, and feeds the rampant economic inequality in the country. The understanding of corruption also needs to expand beyond the obvious bribes and scams to include subversion of processes in allocations, cronyism, and misuse of power and authority to manipulate economic conditions in favor of a few. The war against corruption is eternal and must be seen as an ongoing process aiming for continuous improvement rather than targeting specific identities and creating a smokescreen for others. Preventing dilution of the RTI, promotion of expansion of the RTI, whistleblower protections, a robust civil society demanding accountability, open data, open governance, a fearless judiciary, fiercely independent media and robust political debates are tools which can help combat corruption. We have a long way to go.

Save Life Prevent Fire Hazard Tragedy due to HIGH SCALE CORRUPTION in Fire Department support and sign the petition

Appeal to all to support the cause by signing and promoting the petition http://tinyurl.com/jk47wmf  The petition is about safety of Innocent people from Fire Hazard due to high scale corruption in Fire Dept and inaction as well as lethargy of Fire Dept. endangering lives of many innocent citizens. To support and sign kindly open the link http://tinyurl.com/jk47wmf   20.1.2017 To, The… Read More »

Mumbai Police recently filed FIR against K Raheja’s Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt Ltd.

Horizon Green (Borivali East) has invalid OC and Inadequate Drainage built without authorization Mumbai, 26th December, 2016: Mumbai Police recently filed FIR against K Raheja’s Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt Ltd.Reason? Violation of Town Planning Act by unauthorized construction of a drainage line in November-December 2015.Many months earlier, Palm Grove misled MCGM into giving Drainage Completion Certificate and  Occupation Certificate(OC) for their new building Horizon Green without drainage. To make up the lacuna, the developer belatedly… Read More »

Can IT Authorities Summon Judge Indrajit Mahanty for questioning?

10th September, 2016, Cuttack: One is puzzled by the accounting treatment for Justice Indrajit Mahanty’s Rs 2.5 crore working-capital loan for his hotel, The Triple C. Lakhs of rupees are withdrawn and repaid every month in two SBI loan accounts in the name of “Justice Indrajit Mahanty” and strangely, not in the name of Latest… Read More »

A stupidified India in the hall of mirrors

As I write this post, Indian Digital rights activists are watching in horror as “ethical hacker” Ankit Fadia has been declared the brand ambassador of Digital India. As Twitter goes nuts trying to show how big a “blunder” this is, perhaps it is time to realize that it is not a blunder. It is a deliberate… Read More »