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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.

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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.

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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.

Politics

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.

Politics

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.

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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.

Politics

Compulsory voting will draw young voters and is welcome: Loksatta chief

Loksatta party chief Jayaprakash Narayan talks about why the current political system is flawed and what can be done to improve this.

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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

Politics

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.

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Want to change how elections are held in India? Here's your chance

The government is offering citizens a chance to reform the electoral system in the nation.

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Number of criminal MPs in Parliament is embarrassing: Jay Panda

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.

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Sonia Gandhi: The leader who never delivered?

Why is it that the most powerful person in the country is nowhere to be seen when some soothing gentle words are needed.

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Why this secrecy over Sonia Gandhi?

What makes the otherwise motormouth mainstream media so silent about Sonia Gandhi even though there is a mountain of evidence against her on her assets and foreign trips?

Politics

39 MLAs with serious criminal charges, did Karnataka's voters get a good deal?

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.

Politics

Karnataka election results: Why we shouldn't write off Yeddyurappa yet

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.

Politics

Criminal choice: The Karnataka voter's unenviable position this polls

From criminal cases to parties that choose not to field women candidates for undisclosed reasons, the Karnataka voter will be hard pressed to choose.

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How winning Karnataka polls is great for MLAs' wealth

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.

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An open letter to Justice Markandey Katju

Dear Justice Katju, allow us to pick your scientific brains on a few issues and questions which, given your professional background.

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How to improve India's police - a roadmap

There's a lot that's wrong with the Indian policing system - here are some ways it can be resolved.

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Judiciary in India – Victim or Culprit?

The Indian judiciary is plagued by many ills and unfortunately the solutions aren't coming any time soon.