What is wrong with the Aam Admi Party? The party, which was so charged up till their leader Arvind Kejriwal was contesting from Varanasi, has suddenly gone all quiet; at least one doesn’t hear the many noises it made almost daily on every burning issue. Is this how they are going to take forward their battle against corruption? Read more

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Even the new entrant, the commoner among the veterans in the ensuing battlefield, also thinks the voters are a vulnerable lot with ephemeral memory. Read more

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The society is sharply divided over Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to go on a dharna as many think he has the coveted chair, just like journos have their pen, to raise issues and resolve them. Read more

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Today when every politician is trying to grab primetime on major channels, Mayawati and her lieutenants are maintaining a safe distance. A few who hold the fort for them in debates and discussions are not party functionaries but activists or admirers. Read more

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First is the emergence of AAP – a product of civil uprising. Not a very accurate analogy, but reminds one of Arab Springs. Thankfully in India, which has Gandhi’s non-violence ingrained in its very DNA, the political revolution has come democratically. Read more

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It’s very distressing to watch tainted leaders walking to the high court or even jail in a security ring. Thus when tainted Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav walked to the special CBI court, surrounded by black cat commandoes on Monday, I somehow thought the time had come for the government or the judiciary to take a call on that. Read more

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We, the common people, must ponder over a stimulating development and two thought provoking comments of the last week. Read more

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Our social values are down in the dumps.

I spent Sunday watching Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, Arvind Kejriwal and some scribes in a heated verbal duel over the central grants to an NGO engaged in the distribution of aid to physically disabled people in 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Read more

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What’s wrong in this country that Gandhi once led? Remember his quote, “Non-violence is the greatest force – present the other cheek to the man who slaps you on one cheek.” I don’t know how many of us would agree with Gandhi in an era where slaps and shoes can come from any direction and on anyone. 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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