The upsurge against corruption has acquired mind-boggling complexities. It has throw up serious questions but no ready answers. Rather than being an empowering experience, it has disempowered and divided public opinion. Read more

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Anna Hazare has disbanded his Jan Lokpal Team. It’s the right step, in my view. You’d ask why? The veteran anti-graft fighter is perhaps the group’s sole member to have emerged unscathed from the futile battle. He must enter the political arena with a team unburdened by the weight of a failed movement. Read more

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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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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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Comparisons are odious. But this one seems irresistible without meaning to equate parliamentary democracy in India and Pakistan. Read more

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The Congress will do well not to walk into “Parliament’s supremacy” trap on the timing and passage of the Lokpal bill it had promised to introduce and have passed in the legislature’s winter session that ends on December 22. Read more

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I’ve a hunch that the government will agree eventually to place the office of the Prime Minister under the proposed lokpal. That’s the inference I have drawn on reading Pranab Mukherjee’s statement in conjunction with that of Digvijaya Singh. Read more

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