The fustian charade of anti-corruption stands exposed even as the political class pussyfoots around a severely faulty bill.
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.
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.
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.
An email received from Prof Jagdeep Chhokar, founding member of Association for Democratic Reforms [ADR] in response to the interview with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan.
Loksatta party chief Jayaprakash Narayan talks about why the current political system is flawed and what can be done to improve this.
One route of reducing crime, including rape, is to examine the robustness of administrative and legal deterrents. Here's what the numbers reveal
Given their opposition to the RTI and criminal MPs being prevented from coming into Parliament, here's a suggested law that might be approved.
The government is offering citizens a chance to reform the electoral system in the nation.
BJD's Jay Panda sheds light on the 3 Bills he has moved in Parliament seeking to keep criminals out of Parliament and how they matter.
This is in continuation to the 2-part series for K'taka polls where contestants where mapped for asset growth, criminal charges, eductional qualifications and PAN declaration. The findings are unsurprisingly, quite gloomy for our democracy.
Those of us who reside in Karnataka and/or follow Karnataka politics know one thing – BS Yeddyurappa is the proverbial slippery eel wrapped inside a banana peel.
From criminal cases to parties that choose not to field women candidates for undisclosed reasons, the Karnataka voter will be hard pressed to choose.
A look at the candidates contesting the Karnataka polls indicates that most of them have seen their personal wealth rise drastically since the last time they sought the people's vote.