corruption

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By Devanik Saha: A direct transfer of cooking-gas subsidies has revealed 12.73 million “duplicate” connections – implying fake consumers – or illegally held multiple accounts – across India. The PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hastantarit Labh or “Direct Transfer of Benefits”) program credits ...
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By Sushmita Sihwag: With the arrest of two more people in the Leakgate case, the radius of the national-level scandal only seems to be getting larger. The CBI recently arrested Ram Niwas, an assistant in the Department of Economic Affairs ...
Bangaru_Laxmanstaff pick

This audio blog by Saif Ahmad Khan reveals how Prime Minister Narendra Modi blatantly defended corrupt BJP President Bangaru Laxman in an interview given to Rediff.com in March 2001 following Operation West End. In the interview, Modi made bizarre claims ...
operation hilltop

By Sanskriti Pandey: “Give me three (thousand) more.” “Leave me, Sir!” *laughs* “You’ll have to give it na, listen to me. Because I have to give it to Limbu and others, including those who take 5%.” Limbu is a Subedar, ...
fisherman

By Natasha Lalwani: Growing up in Bombay, and then moving to Delhi, I’ve spent my whole life in India. I love being Indian. I learnt English as a first language, grew up in cosmopolitan Bombay, travelled to many places in ...
corruption

By Akshay Thakre: Corruption, today in India, is more than just a word. It’s a phenomenon, a way of life to many, a mobilizing tool for the political parties and it’s something we all loathe but can’t seem to rid ...
congress

By Mayank Jain:  The results are still some days away for the largest democratic elections on Earth but the anti-incumbency mandate is clear in the country, more or less. The Congress led UPA alliance which formed the government for two ...
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By Namit Hans: Who am I? What is it that makes me a certain kind of individual? Sometimes I am furious without any reason. Sometimes I am kind. Every individual shows different attributes of their personality. Each one of us ...
elections

By Blesson Gregory: As 814 million registered Indian voters have begun to exercise their right to vote this election, we must ask ourselves whether till now, our conduct has befitted that of citizens of the largest democracy in the world. ...
protestNido

By Sukanya Sarkar: With every Indian trying to figure out as to how the just begun year of 2014 shall go, we are faced regularly with some horrible incidents. Those incidents that literally choke our hearts and make us wonder ...
delhi

By Tanaya Singh: The News: Aam Aadmi Party has reportedly moved files related to Commonwealth Games held in 2010 in Delhi to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). According to government sources, the current Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already moved ...
UPA

By Dr Amrit Patel: It should be a matter of self-introspection for all political parties and Government of India to better understand how people, political parties and the Governments of countries viz. Germany & Japan [totally devastated in 1945], Israel [born ...
Whistleblower Protection Bill

By Astha Agrawal: I am scared. I shouldn’t have known the ugly truth. No, I am not a coward, and have integrity. But I lack the gall to take on dishonest-yet-merrily-drunken-in-power bureaucrats, ministers, and industrialists, especially when I do not ...
Konark Sun Temple

By Vishal V Kale: In this article, I have attempted to analyse our fall from the heights of the past to where we are today, and identify the most critical failings of us as a people – our fault lines. 1) ...
ordinance

By Soumya Raj: The road to hell is always paved with good intentions, they say. The latest, much hyped about ordinance by the UPA gives a clean chit to the lawmakers who were previously disqualified on grounds of being convicted ...
convicted MPs

By Vaishali Jain: Truth be told, majority of our people once believed that politics was a ‘profession’ that had no conscience. The poor, misinformed people forgave the government every time for dashing their hopes, respecting the sentiments of the said conscienceless ...
ordinance

By Bhanupriya Rao: What the Supreme Court proposes, the Government disposes. In a manner that is not just brazen but entirely unconstitutional. On July 10, 2013, The Supreme Court came out with a judgement that disqualified sitting MPs/MLAs if they ...
Youth

By Mugdha Kiran: Indians have a very profound apathy towards the affairs of the state, for which they have gained notoriety the world over. Through decades of experiencing in-efficacious administration & corrupt and hostile bureaucracy, the Indian multitude has cultivated ...
Arvind Kejriwal

By Vaishali Jain: If there is one thing I have learnt from reality, it is this — we all want happiness. And we’re lazy. We fall from our expected territories every time and we crib. We crib and become accustomed ...
corruption

By Agam Dhingra: Anthony, a young enthusiastic student aimed to be successful and make his parents proud. He belongs to a middle class family with his father being the sole earner. Having scored 98 percentile in high school examinations, he ...
anna hazare

Once in every generation comes an individual who changes the course of history. Holding government to account using methods popularised by Mahatma Gandhi, Anna Hazare has changed the way India thinks of politics and governance. His Lokpal movement saw India ...
kejriwal

By Kani Varshneya: As the IAC slowly transforms itself from a movement of social activism to a political establishment, the man spearheading the organisation emerged sharply into the public eye. Whether a calculated move on his part or not, the ...

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