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

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

Masala Post: Version 1.0

A gallimaufry of events, notices and breaking [broking!] news of the past month –  from the hot spots of New Delhi, Karnataka, Parliament and Bihar – not forgetting Radiagate – in a freshly packaged pocket edition of views and counterviews that attempt to aim for the soul of brevity – with or without the wit. The Dalal … 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