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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Anna Hazare has gone on a maun vrat. In some ways, his decision to go silent is eloquent, come as it does after Prashant Bhushan’s controversial remarks on Kashmir that begot a violent right wing reaction. Read more

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My respect for Parliament is anchored in my commitment to parliamentary democracy. For that reason, I’m convinced that citizens should be deferential towards elected bodies — from the gram panchayat to the Lok Sabha. Read more

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Much is being made out in the media about Anna Hazare having scaled down his demands to reach a compromise with Parliament. I consider such reportage both mischievous and tendentious. Read more

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The 1941 Frank Capra classic Meet John Doe had hit the celluloid about four years after Anna Hazare was born. Its Bollywood remake Mein Azaad Hoon came amid the Bofors gun campaign against Rajiv Gandhi in the late 1980s. Read more

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The controversy over the CD involving former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan and his advocate-son Prashant Bhushan has raised many questions, one among them being whether due diligence by a journalist before using material received anonymously could be made the basis of a campaign of calumny. Read more

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