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‘It was Anna’s call to go political’: Arvind Kejriwal

August 12, 2012

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New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal has said that it was Anna Hazare’s decision to go political, and added that the decision was not a thrust on the veteran social activist. “A malicious campaign is being run that Anna is against political party and that Team thrust it on Anna. Truth is […]

Team Anna’s reading of corruption is wrong: Amartya Sen

August 3, 2012

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Nobel laureate Amartya Sen believes that Team Anna’s reading of corruption or what causes corruption or how it can removed is wrong, and that they need to look at how the economic system operates. In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said that instead of fasting and protesting, […]

In India, a Movement Frayed by Self-Interest

October 31, 2011

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NEW DELHI — Public meetings in India, especially political gatherings, usually have the central figure seated in a red velvet chair that is the largest chair on the dais, or even in the district. On occasion, say, if he is on a death fast, this figure is on a thin white mattress. But there is […]

Time for Team Anna (and its supporters) to wake up and smell the coffee

October 25, 2011

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This is a timely wake up call for Anna and gang. I see troubled times ahead for the anti corruption movement. Firstly, it’s the inflation and rising prices which are pummeling the day to day existence of common man much more than institutional corruption. Once I know where the money to put food on the […]

Hazare Is Not A Gandhi

September 10, 2011

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Whenever Gandhi undertook fast he called it either repentance or self purification. He never insisted that his demands must be accepted as it is much less at the cost of democratic institutions. In fact he did not fast against Government. To say that only my demand is right and there can be no other point […]

Team Anna, The Hysteria To Fight Against Corruption And The False Sense

August 26, 2011

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By Anshul Tewari:     Anna Hazare has taken the country by stride. A name no one knew about till a few months ago is now a house-hold one. He is probably the only man who has been able to run a nation-wide anti-corruption protest at this scale, mobilizing both young and old to support […]

Flaws in Jan Lokpal Bill, can’t get passed: Advani

August 26, 2011

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Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani on Friday said the Jan Lokpal Bill has several inherent flaws due to which Parliament may find it difficult to pass it in the present format. “I know what are the flaws in the provisions of the Jan Lokpal Bill due to which it will notget […]