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Whistleblowing as an act of political resistance

The individuals who make these disclosures feel so strongly about what they have seen that they’re willing to risk their lives and their freedom. They know that we, the people, are ultimately the strongest and most reliable check on the … Continue reading

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Anonymity and community in the age of RTI

(Draft under work.)   The year 2005 was a significant event in the history of India, as it  saw the introduction of bill for Right to Information. Under this   act any person could request data from government departments  pertaining … Continue reading

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Antilla: The Crowning Glory of Corruption

What you see above is one of the most expensive real estate structures in the world. This is Antilla, the billion dollar building. Apparently the owner of the building Mukesh Ambani spend over 4000 crore rupees on the building. The … Continue reading

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World We Live In

“I don’t want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded. That’s not something I’m willing to support, it’s not something … Continue reading

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Privatization, Responsibility and Corruption

Privatisation seems to have gone from dynamic ideological choice, to route of least resistance for the state to abdicate its responsibility in a variety of policy areas. Anything difficult and measurable – problem schools; elderly care; waste disposal; big infrastructure … Continue reading

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The Textbook Liberation Project

“We aim for maximum financial impact against the publishing industry and maximum political impact among the University administration and faculty. This will force the complicit parties to declare which side they want to stand on,” via TorrentFreak.

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बेशरम सुरेश कलमाडी

यावेळी कलमाडींच्या चेह-यावर आपण काही मोठे कर्तुत्व करून आलो आहोत आणि जमलेले लोक आपल्या स्वागतासाठीच आले आहेत असा भाव होता. via Maharashtra Times. आता काय म्हणायचे?

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Bank Accounts with no Account

”Look, every chief minister has been corrupt. In that sense, Yeddy is no different,” says a member of the Congress. “But he is probably the first CM to collect bribes and kickbacks in cheques.” via Tehelka – India’s Independent Weekly … Continue reading

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Transparency Revolution

To quote A K Antony on the current state of affairs in the nation. “Our country is passing through a transparency revolution. Walls of secrecy are crumbling gradually. But politicians, bureaucracy, judiciary, business people, armed forces, and journalists are still … Continue reading

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India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba

Posting for a wider reading. India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba Sanal Edamaruku President Indian Rationalist Association & Rationalist International When Sathya Sai Baba died this morning (24 April 2011) at the age of 85 … Continue reading

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