Scam

  • Season of scams!

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    My mother said the most bizarre thing to me this afternoon over a very elaborate Bengali lunch. Claiming she had read it in the papers....

  • Evil thrives on Mammohan Singh's emasculated goodness

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    A sinister wind of communal violence is blowing across the country. A senior editorial colleague tells me that it is being fanned by fanatic saffron...

  • Why is CAG silent on coal denationalisation?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    It is quite surprising that the Comptroller and Auditor General has not advised denationalisation of the coal industry in its report to Parliament. The CAG...

  • No one spares even the poor

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    Recently I got an opportunity to visit Chianttar and shoot a few corruption-related Citizen Journalist stories. Located around 45 km from Patna, Chianttar is a...

  • 50 years of liberation: Is Goa losing its sheen?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    We Indians are very good at celebrating the ritual of anniversaries. Perhaps, we believe that an annual ceremonial occasion entitles us to have selective amnesia...

  • The 2G case is a morality play

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Lines from the recent 2G judgement denying bail to Kanimozhi and others are telling. "Kanimozhi belongs to the upper echelons of society and is also...

  • Lessons from the 2G scam trial

    Politically Correct |  Bhupendra Chaubey
    These are indeed extraordinary times. How else should one interpret the order that's been delivered while denying bail to the likes of Kanmozhi and others....

  • The monster of scams

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    With Dussehra around the corner and an uneasy truce between the Home Minister and Finance Minister, Panditji's prediction is that the 'devil' lies in the...

  • 2G case is crumbling

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Lawyers appearing in the Special Court trying the accused in the 2G Scam and those appearing for various parties in the Supreme Court affirm this...

  • The traditional 'Ji' custom

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    This depicts the traditional Indian custom of appending the suffix "Ji" to each and every name that we come across. Enjoy it Ji. ...

  • Kerala CM engulfed in the palmolein fire

    Southsayer |  Dakshina Muraleedharan
    Things were going well for Oommen Chandy after the initial hiccups of forming a UDF government with the macho allies. His ambitious 100-day governance program...

  • Politics of Dementia

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    Recently one of the VIP inmates at Tihar claimed that he had dementia and thus was unable to remember his actions for the period in...

  • It's not all 'DK Bose'

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    There is too much cynicism and negativism A stray insight sometimes goes unnoticed. Manmohan Singh's closed-door meeting with handpicked editors last month generated controversy ...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Will TN punish Karunanidhi?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    On the night of the 2009 General Election results, the irrepressible Suhel Seth, opinion television's angry impresario for all seasons, described the DMK as Delhi...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai: PM a man with a defensive bat

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    What happens when you place a group of 25 television 'editors' in a room with the Prime Minister of the country and broadcast the interaction...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai's open letter to PM on scams

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Dr Singh, Greetings! This is my second open letter to you this year. The first was in May when I had again ...

  • Of the concentric called scam

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    One scam after another. So many, that we tend to miss it when a day passes by without popular media coverage of corruptives. Fellow tweeter...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Trial by media stings journos

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    There was a time when editors were not seen or heard, only read. One of the best illustrations of the original 'ivory tower' approach was...