Aam Aadmi Party and the demise of hope
The Aam Aadmi Party which began as a people’s movement to bring about change in politics has degenerated into yet another political party with all the ills and ails. This is because it’s been hijacked by the personal ambitions of an unscrupulous leader. To save the movement, the party needs to ditch the leader and restore its values.
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Who stands to lose?
In the past few years television debates between politicians of various dispensations reinforced one thing loudly and clearly. Amidst all the hand wringing, finger pointing and name calling, the message that came through was this. In the opinion of politicians, the common citizen of this country is a simpleton with a single digit IQ. Someone…
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Nailing the Files
Crucial files in the coalgate scam are missing. Here’s how they may be found.
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Aam Aadmi ko gussa kyon aata hai?
Amidst our obsession with the gladiatorial standoff between the prime-ministerial hopefuls of the two leading political parties in India, the events in Bulgaria last month went largely unnoticed in the country. They did not even catch the fancy of the more eclectic twitterati, let alone mainstream media. That’s quite a pity, because they could serve…
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Mango Shakes Politics
The turnout at the rally to launch Aam Aadmi Party at Jantarmantar, held on the 63rd anniversary of the adoption of our constitution, was an indicator of popular sentiment prevailing in the country. That it happened on a day when the major political parties were busy imparting spin to stories justifying corrupt acts by their…
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The Importance of Being Anna
Watching Anna’s agitation from the comfort of my living room I got the impression that it was a damp squib this time around. As per the news, the crowd was extremely thin, and the zing was missing. Breathless anchors on channel after channel prophesied the lingering death of the Jan Lokpal movement. Various reasons were…
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Casus Belli Aching
The Army Chief Gen VK Singh has sprung yet another surprise on the country. What is his game plan?
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What I would do if I were Kiran Bedi or Om Puri
Here is a excellent piece – not written by me, something I received on mail. But I do echo the sentiments. Details of the author / originator are given at the bottom. Even though I have least interest in politics and social service, I somehow feel compelled to express what I am going to express…
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Of scoundrels and parliamentary democracy
If patriotism is the last resort of scoundrels, parliamentary democracy seems to be that of some politicians.
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Deaf, Blind…. and Dumb?
Age does funny things to you. As does lack of scruples.
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