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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

Anna Hazare has warned that he would launch a nationwide agitation if Narendra Modi and BJP failed to deliver on their poll promise about the recovery of black money. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare, who has become a hot brand in the protest-laden Indian politics, has warned the Prime Minister of India Narendra [...]

Can Anna Hazare be the Prime Minister of India?

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Can Anna Hazare be the Prime Minister of India?

It won’t be a bad idea for Congress to make Anna Hazare the next PM, particularly when India is facing a complete leadership bankruptcy. By Rakesh Raman Big question: Can Anna Hazare be the next Prime Minister (PM) of India after the Lok Sabha elections of April / May 2014? It may sound an hypothetical [...]

Aam Aadmi Party or Too Many Crooks?

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Aam Aadmi Party or Too Many Crooks?

In all his harangues to woo the gullible voters of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal always maintained that he will never have any political tie-up with Congress and BJP because both the parties are equally corrupt. But see what he has done. By Rakesh Raman In India, politicians from all political parties belong to three breeds: Bad, [...]

Jealous Anna Says Right to Wrong Lokpal Bill

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Jealous Anna Says Right to Wrong Lokpal Bill

Out of sheer jealousy and to settle a score with Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare decided to sit on fast demanding the passage of Lokpal Bill to draw the attention of public and media toward him. By Rakesh Raman Call it his desire to abruptly break his anti-corruption fast and quickly grab a morsel of food [...]

Victory for AAP or Defeat for Anna Hazare?

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Victory for AAP or Defeat for Anna Hazare?

In the dirty political arena of India, a new group called Aam Aadmi Party (AAP or Common Man’s Party) promises to provide clean governance to the people of the country. But can it live up to its promises? By Rakesh Raman New Delhi is not only the capital of India but it’s also the political [...]

Is India’s Prime Minister Really Corrupt?

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Is India’s Prime Minister Really Corrupt?

By Rakesh Raman Like most other Indian politicians, is India’s Prime Minister (PM) also a dishonest man? This question is on the lips of many Indians today, as the Indian PM Manmohan Singh is facing corruption charges leveled by a civil society organization led by a social activist, Anna Hazare. Manmohan Singh, allegedly involved in [...]

Coming Soon: Attack of Anna Hazare – Part 2

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Coming Soon: Attack of Anna Hazare – Part 2

By Rakesh Raman Nah. Nah. Nah. You didn’t guess it right. “Attack of Anna Hazare – Part 2” is not any sequel to a Hollywood flick or the second part of a gory video game. It’s about a real show that is going to happen again in India. Those who thought that the anti-corruption movement [...]

Ramdev Asks Indian Army Chief to Fight Corruption

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Ramdev Asks Indian Army Chief to Fight Corruption

Ramdev, a popular yoga instructor in India, who has been holding protests against the government on the issues of corruption and black money, today invited Indian Army Chief, General V. K. Singh, to join his campaign after retirement. Singh is retiring next month after a series of controversial spats with the government – including his [...]

Is it a Victory or Defeat for Anna Hazare?

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Is it a Victory or Defeat for Anna Hazare?

The 74-year-old Anna Hazare, India’s rising anti-corruption star, ended his fast Sunday morning after 12 days of a high-voltage drama that can beat even a Hollywood thriller. By Rakesh Raman After a brief imprisonment on government orders a fortnight ago, Hazare walked out of the prison after a couple of days like a hero. Then [...]

Anna Ji, Don’t Break Your Fast against Corruption

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Anna Ji, Don’t Break Your Fast against Corruption

Anna Ji, First I thought to ask you: How are you? But then stopped myself quickly, thinking it will be foolish on my part to ask about your wellbeing after your 10 days of fast against corruption – or rather in favour of Jan Lokpal Bill that you have been trying to push through the [...]

Why You Must Not Compare Anna Hazare with Gandhi

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Why You Must Not Compare Anna Hazare with Gandhi

Ramlila Maidan in the Indian capital New Delhi is used to hold the annual mythological show Ramlila (based on the epic Ramayana) in which God Rama vanquishes the ten-headed villain Ravana. Now, the anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare is using the same arena to continue his fast and take on the Indian government, which is behaving [...]

Is it the Death of Democracy in India?

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Is it the Death of Democracy in India?

The ultimate paradox: India is a democratic country, but common Indians can’t live democratically. The Congress-led ruling party in India is all set to give a new definition to democracy. By Rakesh Raman The new government diktat amounts to saying: “You’re free to express your views openly. But take care your views must not be [...]

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