Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick, July 22, 2011
The Supreme Court's intervention asking re-investigation of the Cash for Vote scam is a welcome move.
Deepak, Newsclick, July 19, 2011
Everybody loves a bomb blast; television channels that can't wait to bring out those hysterical terror montages, those creepy background tunes and them evergreen “Enough is Enough” slugs, conspiracy theorists and, of course, the hardliners from the Khaki Knicker Clan.
Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick, July 14, 2011
A rudder-less United Progressive Alliance has convinced no one that it is acquiring some kind of anchor by shuffling its crew on a burning deck.
Subhanil, July 11, 2011
Yesterday, the UPA government raised the price of LPG cylinders by Rs 50, the price of diesel by Rs 3 and price of kerosene by Rs 2. This is the umpteenth time since the government of the 'aam admi' has increased the prices of essential commodities for the common people. This huge increase in the prices of essential commodities comes in the backdrop of a situation where the inflation rate of the country is very high.
Rohit, July 09, 2011
That this government has lost all sense of proportion is evident from the arguments ranging from ridiculous to the outrageous made by its senior leaders to justify the recent increase in prices of essential fuel supplies. Embroiled in the wave of corruption, the present dispensation, which has scant regard to the livelihood of millions of poor people, has lost all moral authority to govern this country.
Seema Mustafa, Newsclick, June 20, 2011
Corruption seems to be the flavour of today with everyone and his uncle having something to say about it. In the process the people at the receiving end of spiralling prices and pervasive corruption are being treated to the sight of a yoga guru fleeing from the police in women's dress, breaking down and crying in front of the media a day later, and still not being explain why he could not survive nine days of a fast when ordinary mortals across the world do it for health or religious reasons for weeks at a time.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, June 14, 2011
One of the effects of electronic media is the overwhelming need people have for visual gratification. Be it the political class or the civil society, the need to be in the public eye or more accurately in the camera lens seems to dominate over sensible politics.
Seema Mustafa, Newsclick, 13-Jun-2011
The Congress and the UPA government tie up themselves in knots and blunders as they address the protests against corruption in the country.
Newsclick Production, June 8, 2011
Shankar Raghuraman, Associate Editor of the Times of India comments on the humongous scams associated with parties like the DMK post liberalisation. A Newsclick interview.
Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick, June 7, 2011
As a double dealing government tries to outdo a duplicitous “godman”, the real issue of corruption has been given the go-by.