Indian anti-corruption movement

BJP advertisement showing a garlanded photo of Anna Hazare
Politics & Political Commentary

2 days after Anna threatens agitation against government, ad shows a garland on his photo

News media quoted Anna Hazare criticizing the Modi government on not fulfilling its promises re black money and Lokpal Bill. Here is a quote from January 29th, 2015 – Indian Express: “Before he became the PM, Modi had promised to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every Indian’s account by bringing back black money. It has […]

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Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar
General

Team Anna conflict with IAC – “original” IAC make bribery allegations

What was in the media as the old IAC seems to have split into three. There is a Kejriwal faction who are now Aam Aadmi Party, there is an Anna Hazare faction who are still going by the name IAC. However… less in the limelight is another IAC which claims to be a people’s organisation […]

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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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Politics & Political Commentary

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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Indian flag photographic collage
National

Decluttering the Lokpal

The Lokpal debate is the rage all over again, and the clutter being thrown into the thinking is escalating. It suits many, because the less people are able to think, the easier it is to sell them a nice sounding conclusion. There are three chief camps around the Lokpal. The first is the India Against […]

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