Corruption did dominate the noisy electoral discourse in Uttarakhand. But it wasn’t as much about 2G, CWG, Anna Hazare’s Lokpal or chief minister BC Khanduri’s Lokyaukta praised by anti-graft activists. Read more

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Celebrity writer Salman Rushdie’s absence from the Jaipur Literary Festival has left sections of progressive writers and intellectuals deeply aghast and indignant. But I have a different take on the controversy that raises questions about literary freedoms in our country. Read more

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A political maelstrom has engulfed Pakistan. The unpopular PPP-led regime may survive under a new leader. But Yusuf Raza Gilani’s days as prime minister appear numbered after he was served notice for being in contempt of the Supreme Court. Read more

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Much is happening in Pakistan. Self-exiled Pervez Musharraf is threatening to join politics back home, Asif Zardari says he isn’t under the army’s pressure to quit, Nawaz Sharif’s struggling to hold his own and Imran Khan going great guns in his quest for power. Read more

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The year 2012 will be the year of the Lokpal and a slew of other legislations to combat corruption. Politicos may not want it. But they’re destined to have it. Read more

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