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Jan Lokpal, You and Your Corrupt Brain!

By on Aug 25, 2011 in Wisdom | 1 comment

Like all of you (I hope), I’ve been following the developments on Anna Hajare’s fast against corruption and strong Jan Lokpal Bill. From the comments on my previous post, it seems that the Indian intellectuals are hopeless and pessimists who think Jan Lokpal won’t cure everything. It’s been repeatedly said that Jan Lokpal Is Not ‘Cure-All’. But those who’ve cared to read the draft of the Lokpal Bill drafted by the civil society members, it looks quite appealing and strong. Everyone knows it won’t solve all your problems, but it WILL cut down corruption by a heavy margin – which along would help India save hundreds of millions of rupees. Will Lokpal stop you bribing the traffic police? I don’t think it will – but it sure will make the corrupt traffic cop think twice before accepting the bribe. Would you disagree with me...

Jan Lokpal Bill Twist: Congress & BJP Are United?

By on Jun 20, 2011 in Wisdom | 3 comments

The Jan Lokpal Bill in India is turning out to be more interesting that I earlier thought. It was quite apparent in the beginning that it was only the Congress party which is against the Jan Lokpal Bill and everyone else was supporting the Anna Hajare team. However, now it seems that the fight is taking a new form: It’s people vs. politicians and I clearly mean the biggest opposition party – BJP. I believe BJP is letting a golden opportunity pass in the fear of losing powers that the elected ministers enjoy. Did you all notice how BJP is keeping mum over the whole Jan Lokpal Bill? On Times Now – a leading TV channel that I follow, the panel discussion moderator asked BJP spokesperson about clarifying party’s stand on Jan Lokpal Bill. But the spokesperson avoided the question saying that they will comment only when the final draft of the bill comes to the parliament for voting. And now,...