Corruption

Democracy
National
Politics & Political Commentary

India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, […]

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Admiral Ramdas, Internal Lokpal for Aam Aadmi Party
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

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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Corruption
General

AAP needs to find ways to make the fight against corruption more relevant to the common man

I have said this before, but it bears repeating. The common man of India does not care much about corruption. They care about what the bottom line is for them. This is exactly how corrupt – even known corrupt politicians keep getting reelected – they do things people find relevant and useful and keep their […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Why Arun Jaitley’s notice to the blogger is a good thing

Arun Jaitley’s advocate, Pratibha Singh has sent a legal notice to blogger Prashant Panday and Arun Jaitley has posted it on his personal website as well. The blogger had made certain accusations about Jaitley’s finances. I think this is a good thing. Not the practice of sending notices to bloggers to shut them up, but […]

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Indian flag photographic collage
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Save India, save RTI #SaveRTI

India is rapidly becoming a country lost in depression. With over a hundred bills pending, the opposition staging walkouts like it was a fashion show ramp, precarious economy, the two things our politicians appear to be unanimous on are both against National Interest.   One is News of UPA trying for all-party consensus on law […]

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