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Why Indian politics is a badly run family business

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?

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How to use an SMS to know the secrets of our netas

Can an SMS be used to know our netas better and help us make better choices during elections? Evidently.

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Dear Nitish, remove criminal politicians in Bihar, then aspire to be PM

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.

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Maharashtra's politicians no better than UP's Assembly thugs

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.

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UP Assembly thugs: How Akhilesh has broken his promise

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.

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Would TV commentators love Team Anna if they wore Gucci?

Do commentators on television need Anna Hazare and Team Anna to be more like them in order to support their case?

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Engineering a retail scam like Reebok? Here's how

Everyone now knows about the Reebok scam but it's not the only retail chain in India where corporate governance is an issue. Here's why.

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So simple! How info combats Neta's corruption

In the concluding article of this series on our parliamentarians, we look at how though crime may pay for MPs, it can be combatted by merely informing voters better.

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Crime and our netas: a cozy nexus?

While we may believe that our political leaders should have the highest integrity, data shows otherwise.

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Parliament at 60: How rich are our netas!

Being an MP in India is hardly unprofitable, most of our nations legislators have seen their incomes rise and their rising wealth also ensures they stay in power.

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Parl at 60: Dear MPs, more than JUST your slip is showing

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.

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Is Kalmadi attempting to sneak back into power?

When Kalmadi's name was included for Parliament roster duty earlier this year, was it just a case of incompetent clerks, or was it a trial balloon sent heavenwards to check how the winds of public perception were flying?

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Politicians must change before they have no choice

India's political class has to realize that the bubble of discontent growing within the people is in danger of erupting.

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A contract of employment— for our beloved MP, MLC, MLA…

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?

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Go for electoral reforms, save the next Narendra Kumar!

It is time for India to quickly implement electoral reforms and root out the unholy nexus of criminals, business interests and politicians.

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Waiting for Godot: When will we see election reform?

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.

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Do boring meetings make you dumb?

Are meetings just a glorified waste of time? A recent research study reveals what most of us have feared since times immemorial - meetings make us dumber than a piece of retarded sponge.

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After Porngate: A brief history of parliamentary supremacy

After Karnataka's Porngate, it's absolutely clear that the Supremacy of Parliament and Legislature is complete. But not in the way we think

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Confessions of a dangerous (pseudo) intellectual

An introduction to the strange beast known as the self proclaimed intellectual.

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Media – Playing God in an increasingly atheist world?

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.