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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Are Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare fronting for the RSS? Does it matter if they do?
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.
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.
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.
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.
But the excessive focus on the 'rift' between them misses out on the larger picture: they are now working in tandem.
Why are EMIs so high? Why are petrol prices being raised repeatedly? The answers to the questions may not be what you think.
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.
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.
A new institution with overarching powers may not be the complete remedy. The civil society must look at substantive rather than structural change