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Firstpost is thrilled to introduce Shining Path, an audience member who will begin blogging for us on a regular basis. In his own words: "Shiningpath had enough! 6451 days of debilitating non-work in corporate corridors, cubicles and windowless cabins. Chained to protocols, bound by hierarchies and surrounded by people with core competencies. So he hit the self-eject button, and found himself a nice hammock – from where he now watches the world , reads, attempts to write , gives a comment here, a commentary there...unsolicited mainly….and moonlights as a freelance business consultant in Bangalore.

Feb 20, 2014

Don’t believe Rahul, here’s why the Whistleblower Bill won’t matter

The fustian charade of anti-corruption stands exposed even as the political class pussyfoots around a severely faulty bill. #Accountability #Congress #Corruption #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #Satyendra Dubey #UPA #Whistleblowers Protection Bill

Feb 13, 2014

L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battles

The fight between legislators in the Rajya Sabha brought back not so fond memories of similar incidents in the past. Here's a brief history. #Assembly #Electoral reforms #Rajya Sabha #Speaker

Feb 5, 2014

Not dharna, here’s 5 ways police reform can actually be done

The events that unfolded in Delhi last month culminating in the dharna, could have provided a great platform for all right-minded citizens, legislators, journalists and opinion-shapers to fix the spotlight firmly on the issue of police reforms. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #constabulary #Delhi #Indian Police Service #Police reform #Q&A #States #UK #US

Nov 20, 2013

MP elections: Here’s how parties fare in keeping criminals out

A quick glance at the list of candidates who are contesting the Madhya Pradesh assembly election is sufficient evidence that no political party is really serious about reducing criminality in politics. #BJP #BSP #Congress #Criminal #Madhya Pradesh #Madhya Pradesh Election 2013 #Politicians #Politics #Rahul Gandhi

Oct 2, 2013

An open (non-nonsensical) letter to Rahul Gandhi

Here are some other topics that the Congress Vice President should turn his attention to and might find nonsense. #Election Commission #Election funding #InMyOpinion #Ordinance on SC verdict on Lawmakers #Prime Minister #Rahul Gandhi #Right to Information Act

Sep 21, 2013

Compulsory voting: FPTP will function better if parties have internal democracy

An email received from Prof Jagdeep Chhokar, founding member of Association for Democratic Reforms [ADR] in response to the interview with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan. #Election Commission #Elections #First Past the Post #Jayaprakash Narayan #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Loksatta Party #Preferential Voting #Q&A #Representation of Peoples Act

Aug 27, 2013

Mumbai gangrape: The numbers reveal how states failed to tackle rape

One route of reducing crime, including rape, is to examine the robustness of administrative and legal deterrents. Here's what the numbers reveal #Crimes against women #India #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Mumbai Gangrape #Rape #State governments

Aug 5, 2013

Here’s a law our politicians wouldn’t mind creating

Given their opposition to the RTI and criminal MPs being prevented from coming into Parliament, here's a suggested law that might be approved. #India #InMyOpinion #Political parties #Politics #Representation of People Act #Supreme Court