The question foremost on the minds of both believers and sceptics now
is whether AAP will be able to keep its lofty promises to the people.
feels that this may not require rocket science, after all.
There are two spheres of politics being played out in India at present. One is patronage, and the second, aspirational. During the just concluded Karnataka assembly elections, both were seen. More and more people are waking up to the aspirational one, writes
Bangalore, once the poster-boy of new age India and its development, is now crumbling, having been sorely let down by the administration and politics of the state. As Karnataka heads for polls,
Subramaniam Vincent, discusses the prospects and necessary preconditions for change with independent MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
As the Lok Satta party, with its crop of image-defying politicians, raises hopes for a new brand of politics,
catches up with party leader Dr Jayaprakash Narayan on the party's hopes at the Karnataka polls and possibilities of a larger wave of political
reforms in the country.
As long as we engender a society that allow law enforcers to get away with their own crimes, law breakers will only be emboldened. We must make Police Complaints Authorities around the country meaningful, says
Too many times in the last five days, the Anna Hazare-led movement against corruption was labeled 'apolitical', almost as if
to call it political would taint it somehow.
analyses the 'victory'.
After years of meetings, letters, discussions, workshops, petitions, and even some international pressure, New Delhi has decided to move forward and open up radio broadcasting in a way it never was until now.
says radio will be the winner, and there's much more to be done.
The government continues to defy
the Supreme Court's orders on establishing more free and better regulated
broadcasting. At the same time, its sky-high license fees have driven
profit out of the industry.
notes the knots the Broadcasting Ministry has tied itself into.