Articles by shiningpath
Feb 20, 2014
Don't believe Rahul, here's why the Whistleblower Bill won't matterThe fustian charade of anti-corruption stands exposed even as the political class pussyfoots around a severely faulty bill.
Feb 13, 2014
L Rajagopal and a brief history of Parliamentary battlesThe fight between legislators in the Rajya Sabha brought back not so fond memories of similar incidents in the past. Here's a brief history.
Feb 05, 2014
Not dharna, here's 5 ways police reform can actually be doneThe 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.
Nov 20, 2013
MP elections: Here's how parties fare in keeping criminals outA 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.
Oct 02, 2013
An open (non-nonsensical) letter to Rahul GandhiHere are some other topics that the Congress Vice President should turn his attention to and might find nonsense.
Sep 21, 2013
Compulsory voting: FPTP will function better if parties have internal democracyAn email received from Prof Jagdeep Chhokar, founding member of Association for Democratic Reforms [ADR] in response to the interview with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan.
Sep 19, 2013
Compulsory voting will draw young voters and is welcome: Loksatta chiefLoksatta party chief Jayaprakash Narayan talks about why the current political system is flawed and what can be done to improve this.
Aug 27, 2013
Mumbai gangrape: The numbers reveal how states failed to tackle rapeOne route of reducing crime, including rape, is to examine the robustness of administrative and legal deterrents. Here's what the numbers reveal
Aug 05, 2013
Here's a law our politicians wouldn't mind creatingGiven their opposition to the RTI and criminal MPs being prevented from coming into Parliament, here's a suggested law that might be approved.
Jul 06, 2013
Want to change how elections are held in India? Here's your chanceThe government is offering citizens a chance to reform the electoral system in the nation.