Corruption

  • When development trumps corruption: The Turkish elections

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    As counting day approaches, the political climate is charged with promise on one side, and betrayal on the other. People have been sold a persistent...

  • Railway finances off track, why is railway going slow on defaulters?

    Simply Put |  Marya Shakil
    Rising inflation, falling rupee, rising home loans, fuel hike and an indication coming from railways of a passenger fare hike. Can the UPA II get...

  • By giving corruption a caste gloss, Ashis Nandy does not make it redemptive or acceptable

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers', a true account spun off as a novel, about life in Annawadi, a slum adjoining Mumbai airport, author Katherine Boo...

  • Is the Indian middle class becoming an active agent of change?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    The recent outcry of middle-class men and women, many of whom not associated with any political party or developmental organisation, is an important phenomenon that...

  • Of Vadra's riches and Kejriwal's endless accusations

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Even as Kejriwal made his 'startling disclosures' on Reliance controlling the Government, came news from China that Premier Wen Jiabao has accumulated billions from various...

  • India Against Corruption: The Fourth Estate's Alter Ego?

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Not too long ago, the media had quite a handicap in the pursuit of the truth. Privy to all information, the political class was unchallenged...

  • Arvind Kejriwal and McCarthyism of the uncorrupted

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    A kind of McCarthyism seems to be operating in the country. Just as the US Senator who gave the term its name saw communists lurking...

  • Robert Vadra: Will the truth ever come out?

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    Ten years ago, I bought a new apartment under construction in DLF Exclusive Floors, Phase V, Gurgaon. I took a loan from ICICI Bank to...

  • Can Arvind Kejriwal be an alternative?

    Anupam's Space |  Anupam Shrivastava
    If Arvind Kejriwal becomes MP in 2014 then it will a fresh start for 'Parliamentary Democracy'. All great political leaders are crying for Parliamentary Democracy...

  • 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...

  • Where Hazare got it wrong

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    The anti-climactic collapse of the Anna Hazare movement brings to mind TS Eliot's classic phrase: Not with a bang, but a whimper. This is not...

  • Has Anna Hazare lost his aura among the masses?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    Anna Hazare and team are back in town but this time, not with much of a bang as they could muster the support of less...

  • Pakistan SC: Paving the way for military rule?

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    "Let the Judges also remember that Solomon's throne was supported by lions on both sides: let them be lions, but yet lions under the throne."...

  • Where the law can be bought

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    I live in a flat of a posh, prestigious, populous, well designed and well planned DDA colony. One day responding to doorbell I confronted a...

  • The Aamir way versus the Anna way

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    Democracy is always inventive, exploiting mediums to create fresh theatre. It seems to create new sites for protest, new forms of dialogue, and new ways...

  • Relax, Bofors was not all loot-and-scoot

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    If one were to take a purely transaction-oriented approach to the Bofors deal, one will wonder what the fuss is all about. Even Sten Lindstrom,...

  • When Anna became my Santa

    Valley Woes |  Saqib Malik
    As he lies on a hospital bed in Pune recovering from severe bronchitis, I pray for Anna's recovery. He is the best brand ambassador India...

  • My ideas to repress corruption

    Prerna's inspirations |  Prerna Prasad
    Corruption is a virus swiftly reaching the roots. It's a menace which has entrapped almost all sections of the society. From the peon till the...

  • The chaos India has become

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Looking at the state of the Indian Union and the polity that governs it, one is prompted to dig Henry B Adams out of his...

  • Mahatma Anna Hazare?

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    The villages surrounding Ralegaon Sidhi have decided to confer Kisan Baburao Hazare the title of 'Mahatma'. There are several proponents of such a move. ...

  • Will the new Delhi Govt bill end sarkari babugiri?

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    Delhities are a happy lot these days. The Delhi government has recently passed a landmark Bill that penalizes government officials who fail to process applications...

  • 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...

  • Strong Lokpal plus laws against Black Money = India Shining

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    As much as I keenly follow WikiLeaks, I don't know how true they are. So when I read Julian Assange's claims about Indians having more...

  • The South Diary

    Deep Blue |  Deepa Balakrishnan
    'Grooming' them right After a hectic fortnight of politics and another hectic fortnight of Anna Hazare's fast-protest, Heggadadevanakote was heaven on earth. A little ...

  • White Man's Burden!

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    With so many political figures holed up in Tihar, the ones that are outside look pristine white, like the proverbial super-white shirt in a detergent...

  • Is this corruption?

    The Chastity Belt |  Madhuri Banerjee
    We have all lauded Anna Hazare's efforts, supported the movement through blogs, tweets, facebook updates and the more intrepid amongst us have attended rallies, candlelit...

  • How Anna beat the govt at the communication game

    Uday's Space |  Uday Sahay
    The writing on the wall is loud and clear. The communication machinery, method, strategy, substance and speed of the Government of India (GoI) require a...

  • Anna's agitation is anti-Constitution

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Joseph Story, former Judge of the Supreme Court of America, had this to say about the Constitution: "The structure has been erected by architects of...

  • What Anna meant to Pappu

    Uday's Space |  Uday Sahay
    Mass movement helps clean society's conscience. It fuels the nation's energy afresh. For it brings great transformation in both, the participant and the non-participant observer....

  • Anti-corruption wave: The solution lies within us

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The anti-corruption mood has indeed engulfed India for now. Every nook and corner that I go I see people of my age going to various...