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AamJanata connect – An experimental bridge between grassroots and media rooms

AamJanata Connect is an experimental email service linking grassroots activists and media with each other to help important issues get attention. Please do add your name and join in to see if we can together make a difference.

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Democracy

Boycott Change petition site for selling out to the government

I received this email from Change.org – it was Women and Child Minister for India – Maneka Gandhi petitioning for policy ideas! Whacky, but this is a government for the absurd. I delted the email and forgot about it, till Swarna Rajgopalan asked about it on Twitter. Someone had forwarded the email to her. She […]

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National

What is this address we are supposed to report black money to?

This post has been updated to take out some points that were misunderstood by me and have been clarified and another issue which appears to be resolved. Okay, I’m spooked. I don’t understand this enough to even claim something is wrong. This is the most bizarre “email situation” I have ever seen. It began with […]

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Security

Do international couriers pose a security threat to the country?

The layman often does not know how many tiers of privilege are invisible too him. I have often wondered how I can purchase something that costs less than a dollar and it gets stuck in customs to never be seen again, or emerge after a few months, but couriers deliver international parcels within days. And […]

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Media

Sorry state of media in India

Received this email from the India Against Corruption email group. Thought it asks questions worthy of being asked louder. Dear friends, I read and watch with unease the state of media in our country today. Most of those from the fraternity opine, don’t report, with scant research to back them up. They are driven by […]

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