The CEC. And what you don’t see.

The Chief Election Commissioner of India has declared the dates for the assembly elections at the time and pace of the Congress’s choice. As evidence mounts that there is unusual synchronicity in the EC’s decisions and the CEC is looking like an extension of the CWC [Congress Working Committee] read how the Congress has co-opted the … Continue reading

The day after ANNA

Why the recent mobilisation of the youth and the country on corruption could end in a whimper if the correct lessons are not sought. And, how political reform and citizen engagement are the real solutions.   It has now been analyzed threadbare that what looked like a comprehensive outpouring of public sympathy for Anna Hazare’s … Continue reading

Honesty Vs Dynasty

How a Gandhi-capped octogenarian is spinning webs around the Congress in a bid to squeeze out the poison of corruption from the system, and how the 150-year party recoils at the idea and how its leaders refuse to give up their old ways.   The UPA Government’s faux bravado and final capitulation in the face … Continue reading

That emergency, and this.

 Just as we prepare to remember the 25th anniversary of the draconian event in free India’s history, a series of events and the government’s responses guided by 10 Janpath indicate what everyone always feared but never dared to suggest – the Emergency is back, it’s just in different colours. How do we commemorate what we … Continue reading

Congress, and the Culture of Corruption

The spate of corruption cases coming to light against Congressmen is an indicator of how deep the party has sunk into its own morass, but its violent rejection of the PAC report indicates that the Congress refuses to mend its ways even as its cancerous decent into disgrace continues unabated. It would make for an … Continue reading

The Lokpal Pill

Irrespective that the crusade by Anna Hazare was a result of circumstances created by the BJP and the collective opposition’s hard line on corruption under the UPA regime, the point remains that the Lokpal Bill is a bitter pill for the Congress to swallow. But looking at the mood of the nation, it will have … Continue reading