“You don’t have to put in any special effort; the trick lies in simply putting yourself, your family and your work before everything that the Nation needs from you. It’s not a new thing …. It’s been there for 65 years and now we are very close to achieving this wily aim. This happens to be the most successful silent destruction charter adopted by the citizens of India after independence.” Read more

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Ms Renu Narula , senior economics teacher at Loreto Convent School had following observations about the political system at a discussion held on the forthcoming elections in our office. Read more

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Somehow I fear or feel that Team Anna has shown unwarranted haste in taking a plunge into the political arena, even though their aim may have been to mobilise public opinion in favour of Jan Lokpal Bill. Read more

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Gandhi caps are back in vogue. Come October 2, many may want to be seen adorning it. Not the politicians, but the people and that too the younger ones. Suddenly, they find it smart, ‘a cool style statement’. Read more

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Once former national president of the Bhartiya Janata Party Rajnath Singh had shared his concern with me in a private conversation. “We are losing credibility in the public eye. All political parties should initiate some steps to improve the credibility quotient.”

Today as public blindly rally behind Anna, his words ring true. Read more

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A Silent Pledge

Often surveys tell us how bad the new generation is about the country’s Independence struggle — knowing little or nothing. Read more

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Corruption is the catchword in the country today. Many in the intelligentsia attribute heavy turnout in the ongoing polls to Anna Hazare, who turned corruption into a potent electoral issue. The mood is no different in the North of India. Read more

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National athlete Arunima Sinha is flooded with help, both in cash and kind. Not one but many jobs await her. Read more

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A month back we saw countrywide demonstrations against corruption at high places. Now Anna Hazare is going on a fast to highlight the growing menace. Read more

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