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Pakistan's SC tells govt to appoint head of anti-graft body
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Pakistan's SC tells govt to appoint head of anti-graft body

Pakistan's Supreme Court today gave the government a week to appoint a full-time chairman of the country’s anti-corruption watchdog but political parties are yet to forge consensus on the issue.

Images: Kejriwal goes on indefinite fast against inflated power, water bills
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Images: Kejriwal goes on indefinite fast against inflated power, water bills

Arvind Kejriwal today launched his indefinite fast and 'Civil Disobedience Movement' from a north-east Delhi home urging Delhiites not to pay "inflated" power and water bills. After visiting Raj Ghat and Shaheed Park here, Kejriwal reached the home of one Santosh in Sundar Nagri where he began his fast. Here are some images

Aam Aadmi Party clarifies: 'Don't have an economic policy yet'
Politics

Aam Aadmi Party clarifies: 'Don't have an economic policy yet'

Aam Aadmi Party member Yogendra Yadav said that the party lacked an organisational structure and that the party does not endorse1960s socialism as an economic model as it is not always viable.

Why is Chidambaram peeking into Vadra's tax returns?
Politics

Why is Chidambaram peeking into Vadra's tax returns?

Chidambaram's comments certifying Vadra's income tax returns as clean point to a disquieting exercise of his authority. For Kejriwal's own sake, one hopes his aunts and uncles and nephews have a clean tax record or haven't paid a bribe anywhere.

Brace! Aseem Trivedi promises 'more venomous' cartoons
India

Brace! Aseem Trivedi promises 'more venomous' cartoons

What the anti-corruption battle needs is keen minds and thoughtful responses, not cartoonists who cater to the lowest common denominator of public taste by mindlessly milking public anger by taking liberties with national symbols.

Saffron vs black money: Does corruption have a colour?
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Saffron vs black money: Does corruption have a colour?

Are Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare fronting for the RSS? Does it matter if they do?

'Small rape': Let's cut Kiran Bedi some slack, please!
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'Small rape': Let's cut Kiran Bedi some slack, please!

What exactly did Bedi intend to say? A literal reading of her words makes her sound colossally gender-insensitive, but it's far more likely that she misspoke. The outrage against her seems disproportionate.

How Baba Ramdev is debasing the debate on corruption
Politics

How Baba Ramdev is debasing the debate on corruption

The battle against corruption may be a moral war, but it needs more than good intentions to wage it. It isn't enough to have a heart that beats with moral fervour. It needs a head that can think things through.

No, Mr Katju, we can't fight corruption by sitting on our hands
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No, Mr Katju, we can't fight corruption by sitting on our hands

Katju's argument that societies automatically become less corrupt with industrialisation is disingenuous. Unless a strong anti-corruption foundation is built, corruption will always thrive. Doing nothing is not an option.

Team Anna is losing its message and its audience
India

Team Anna is losing its message and its audience

Earlier the magic was in the use of the umbrella word “Corruption”. It was all things to all people. Now, when Kejriwal and his cohorts take a new tack and attack specific ministers, the issue is of no concern to large sections of the population.

The political naivete of Anna and Baba Ramdev
Politics

The political naivete of Anna and Baba Ramdev

Team Anna and Baba Ramdev are at risk of losing their popular goodwill if they lose their messaging discipline of last year or allow the Congress dirty tricks department to outflank them.

Anna-Ramdev: beyond the 'rift' lies a powerful alignment
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Anna-Ramdev: beyond the 'rift' lies a powerful alignment

But the excessive focus on the 'rift' between them misses out on the larger picture: they are now working in tandem.

EMI isn't the only thing hurting: real issue is overpriced realty
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EMI isn't the only thing hurting: real issue is overpriced realty

Why are EMIs so high? Why are petrol prices being raised repeatedly? The answers to the questions may not be what you think.

A good man: An ode to the fasting fakir
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A good man: An ode to the fasting fakir

"Old and frail, the pain/ he inflicts on his body,/ graphic as nails on a cross..." A poem in praise of Anna Hazare.

Scenes from Ramlila Maidan: Wake up Manmohan Singh
Politics

Scenes from Ramlila Maidan: Wake up Manmohan Singh

Inside the maidan, there's no hysteria or chest-thumping. Just people — darzis, farmers, men, women, Muslims and Hindus —gathered together to demand accountability from their government.

With funds and ideas, Indians abroad advance Anna's struggle
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With funds and ideas, Indians abroad advance Anna's struggle

From Hong Kong to Hamburg, Singapore to Seattle, non-resident Indians are actively contributing to raising awareness about the Jan Lokpal Bill and advancing the anti-corruption struggle now sweeping India.

Posting your opinions
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Posting your opinions

Baba Ramdev, Maran and corruption in general garnered the most response from readers today.

The rot runs deep. How about remedial intervention?
Politics

The rot runs deep. How about remedial intervention?

A new institution with overarching powers may not be the complete remedy. The civil society must look at substantive rather than structural change