I don’t know if you have noticed but today, Friday 5 April, is the 14th day of Arvind Kejriwal’s indefinite fast. Kejriwal has lost 8.5 kilos and as a diabetic, his condition must give cause for concern. Read more

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These days, everybody uses numbers. Each week, crores of rupees are spent on advertising on television on the basis of TRPs. These are television ratings that are supposed to provide an indication of how many people watch each television programme. At the India Against Corruption rally, the leaders of the movement tell us that they have received overwhelming support – as much as over 90 per cent perhaps – from the people of India who have texted and mailed them to say that the movement should go political. Read more

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. When it comes to corruption and the public mood, this government – and perhaps the political class as a whole – just doesn’t get it. Read more

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Before we go much further, let me make one thing clear: I have no intention of passing judgement on the rights and wrongs of the Kiran Bedi saga. Frankly, it seems like an issue where two opposing positions can seem equally strong. Read more

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The attack on Prashant Bhushan, apparently because of his support for a plebiscite in Kashmir, shows up some of the fault-lines within the Anna Hazare movement. Read more

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Is it my imagination or are television anchors becoming increasingly ambivalent in their attitudes to Anna Hazare and his movement? Read more

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