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

Dividing to Rule.

The proposal by the Delhi CM to split up the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ostensibly to bring greater efficiency to the corruption ridden body has failed to answer some key questions and raised doubts about her intentions. Why would a Chief Minister who has always complained about multiplicity of authority in Delhi, now want some … Continue reading

The Jungpura episode: Community Vs Communality.

The recent episode of the demolition of an illegal mosque in Jungpura in New Delhi has been an eye opener for all concerned. Apart from blinkered governance, it has to rate as a most bizarre case of the government arguing against its own property! What seemed like a protracted legal battle of a well-meaning, law abiding … Continue reading

Rein in Rahul

From being sold as India’s future to being lampooned for jeopardizing the future of his own party, it’s been a steady ride down hill for the Gandhi scion. However the real problem is not that he is incompetent or immature; the problem is that his party cannot tell him that and must actualize his hare … Continue reading

Games People Play. And an Oktoberfest in Delhi.

Three TV shows in the span of one week on the Commonwealth Games due in October in New Delhi and a lot of posturing on behalf of almost all actors in the case. It seems like logic is returning to haunt us all. But are we missing the point, once again.   So when they … Continue reading

Common Sense Vs. the Commonwealth Games.

What you need to know about the massive spending on an 11-day event in New Delhi this year. And why this money is going to go down the drain – but only after it has passed through the pockets of politicians and bureaucrats. For anyone who has an interest in governance, the much-hyped Commonwealth Games … Continue reading

Plastic Bag. Elastic Ban.

  Why the recent ban by the Delhi Government on plastic carry bags is both necessary and misplaced and why legislation is no substitute for logic.     The ban on plastic carry-bags by the Delhi Government, pursuant to High Court orders to similar effect, exhibits in one stroke the absence of sense on the … Continue reading