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Corruption Case Against India’s Richest Man

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Corruption Case Against India’s Richest Man

The Delhi Government under a new political party – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – today directed the Anti-Corruption Branch of the state government to register a report against the chairperson of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani, along with others. Ambani – who is the elder son of businessman Dhirubhai Ambani – is said to [...]

11 Factors to Ring the Death Knell for Congress

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11 Factors to Ring the Death Knell for Congress

By Rakesh Raman In the past 66 years after India’s independence in 1947, Congress party – owned and operated by Nehru-Gandhi family – has ruled India for almost 50 years, which is nearly 75% of time. Under such an unencumbered family control of over 1.2 billion people of India, the country has become a kind [...]

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 [...]

Wanted: A Suitable Prime Minister for India

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Wanted: A Suitable Prime Minister for India

By Rakesh Raman India is a rapidly growing country. You can have the idea of its growth from the growing number of people here – 1.3 billion and still growing. Likewise, the stray cattle population on our roads is growing faster than the human population. Also, the number of protesters on Indian streets is increasing [...]

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 [...]

How to Do Business in Crowded India

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How to Do Business in Crowded India

The Indian economy—fueled by a population exceeding one billion, with more than 300 million of them in the middle class—has been growing at nearly 7%. Economists believe India will one day overtake the U.S. to become the second largest economy in the world after China. So, Bloomberg BNA will host a live conference, India: Legal, [...]

How to Use E-Governance to Deal with Corruption

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How to Use E-Governance to Deal with Corruption

As political bosses and social activists are at daggers drawn with each other over the corruption issue, corruption has become the hottest trending topic in India. But in this ongoing melee, both sides are ignoring a powerful tool that can control corruption. It’s technology. By Rakesh Raman It’s a known fact that computer-based citizen services [...]

Why Sonia Gandhi Wants to Protect Chidambaram

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Why Sonia Gandhi Wants to Protect Chidambaram

The ongoing adrenaline-pumping events in the corruption-ridden Indian politics can put even a gory video game to shame. After a spate of recent corruption cases in the Congress-led government, now the action has shifted around the 2G scam. By Rakesh Raman In this case, the Indian government is said to have lost money worth billions [...]

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 [...]

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