Dynastic politics was always a major part of the nation's politics but is it growing in India and making the second generation political leaders richer?
Can an SMS be used to know our netas better and help us make better choices during elections? Evidently.
Not surprisingly, despite claims of having cleaned up in the state Bihar's legislators, Nitish Kumar presides over an assembly which has a large number of leaders with criminal cases against them.
Maharashtra's politicians may not have as much of an image problem as their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh. However, the number of elected politicial leaders with criminal records that Maharashtra has aren't any lower.
In the first part of a series looking at criminals in state assemblies, we turn our gaze to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly which according to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was to be cleaned of all criminals and lumpen elements.
Do commentators on television need Anna Hazare and Team Anna to be more like them in order to support their case?
MPs claim moral high ground against allegations of corruption and criminal activities but perhaps its time they started examining why the allegations are made instead of shooting the messengers.
India's political class has to realize that the bubble of discontent growing within the people is in danger of erupting.
Somewhere along the way our politicians seem to have forgotten who it is who holds the reins of the country. Perhaps it's time to revise the terms under which they can serve the people?
It is time for India to quickly implement electoral reforms and root out the unholy nexus of criminals, business interests and politicians.
EVM punched, we are then supposed to shut up and sit quietly in our little corner of the world for the next few years, watching institutionalized loot and plunder.
After Karnataka's Porngate, it's absolutely clear that the Supremacy of Parliament and Legislature is complete. But not in the way we think
From highlighting the plight of the common man stuck in a downward spiral of corruption to lifting the veil off the blunders and peccadilloes of those who are supposed to lead by example, the Fourth Estate (Print as well as Electronic), seems to have come of age.