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Corruption And Eleven Day Test Matches
Nov 22, 2010

Corruption And Eleven Day Test Matches

There had always been a nexus between the Congress party and big business. After all, Mahatma Gandhi?s Ashram at Sevagram was financed by Jamnalal Bajaj; Gandhiji was assassinated in Birla House, New Delhi.

Corruption! What's that?
Aug 16, 2010

Corruption! What's that?

There is nothing more anti poetic than the image of Suresh Kalmadi and his alleged shananegans. Yet the mind, that strange instrument, moved mysteriously to Josh Malihabadi one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

'Party-ing' against corruption: too little, too early?
Oct 04, 2012

'Party-ing' against corruption: too little, too early?

The IAC is at the cross-roads now. That it has also been the fate of most such organisations over the past years in various parts of the country should not also be lost sight of. Many have come and gone, but very few have remained as an electorally successful political outfit.

Bhutan: Lessons in tackling corruption for India?
Aug 21, 2015

Bhutan: Lessons in tackling corruption for India?

A parliamentary delegation from the tiny Himalayan kingdom witnessed the log-jam in Indian Parliament on 10 August. The combined Opposition's Rajya Sabha tirade against the government over allegations of corruption involving ruling BJP's ministers was the main reason for the log-jam in the Indian Parliament.

Centre must step in to end corruption in Kashmir
Mar 09, 2018

Centre must step in to end corruption in Kashmir

Politics of appeasement must be done away with and New Delhi should extend all the anti-corruption laws of India, especially the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, in Jammu and Kashmir.

China’s banking crisis is a litmus test of Xi’s anti-corruption campaign
Jul 18, 2022

China’s banking crisis is a litmus test of Xi’s anti-corruption campaign

The recent banking crisis in Henan throws light on the corruption that is rampant at the lower rungs of the Chinese bureaucracy.

Fighting corruption should not be reduced to a national past-time
May 31, 2011

Fighting corruption should not be reduced to a national past-time

Any Lok Pal Bill to be meaningful needs to have in-built saving mechanisms that protect the dignity not only of the individual but more so of the high offices that they hold. Otherwise, there is always the possibility of anti-corruption wars could get reduced into a national past-time.

In exposing corruption Kejriwal-Prashant searchlights on media too
Nov 03, 2012

In exposing corruption Kejriwal-Prashant searchlights on media too

It is common knowledge that Corporates control most of the electronic media. That being the case, how has the media turned upon the hand that feeds? Intra corporate warfare?

India: Corruption, the Pathway to power?
Jan 07, 2011

India: Corruption, the Pathway to power?

Allegations of financial scams have continued to trouble the UPA-2 Government as the Opposition has scented its path to power by keeping them in public domain. The proceedings of Parliament during the winter session were stalled as the Government declined

India’s fight against corruption: A long battle
Dec 09, 2022

India’s fight against corruption: A long battle

While corruption that happens at the top level often attracts media attention and the occasional national outrage, a great deal of corruption, which a

Indigenise defence production to cut out corruption
May 11, 2012

Indigenise defence production to cut out corruption

India must learn to quickly indigenise defence production to cut out both dependence on external sources and corruption that is endemic to the system and to provide employment to Indians along with a sense of pride. This will not happen overnight and there will be obstructions by vested interests.

Intensification of Xi’s anti-corruption campaign
Sep 27, 2022

Intensification of Xi’s anti-corruption campaign

Xi Jinping’s security purge gathers steam ahead of China’s leadership transition.

Minimal changes to existing laws adequate to fight  corruption
Jun 24, 2011

Minimal changes to existing laws adequate to fight corruption

The controversy over the Lok Pal refuses to die down. Coupled with the Baba Ramdev's aborted fast over unearthing black money, particularly that which is stashed away in overseas tax havens, Anna Hazare's continuing call on a 'Jan Lok Pal bill'.

Need for multi-tasked  mechanisms for investigation and prosecution in corruption cases
Dec 18, 2010

Need for multi-tasked mechanisms for investigation and prosecution in corruption cases

Participants at an interaction at ORF Chennai called for a multi-disciplinary task force to investigate scams of the kind of 2G, rather than individual investigating arms of the Government, like the CBI, Enforcement Directorate, Income-tax and other authorities undertaking parallel and separate investigations.

New direction for China’s anti-corruption campaign
Jun 28, 2022

New direction for China’s anti-corruption campaign

China’s recent anti-corruption campaign has been designed to plug any gaping holes in China’s national security.

Shadow of India, Hasina government’s corruption, repression of BNP looms over Bangladesh polls
Sep 09, 2018

Shadow of India, Hasina government’s corruption, repression of BNP looms over Bangladesh polls

Allegations against Hasina’s government include authoritarian governance, hounding of the opposition and rampant corruption. These issues and the India factor will dominate the electoral campaign.

Spectrum, Election and Corruption Conundrum
Jan 15, 2011

Spectrum, Election and Corruption Conundrum

Election funding is the mother of all corruption in India. Without much needed clarity in regulation of election funding or consideration of state provision of election expenses, driving out corruption in public life would be an impossible dream.

Tackling corruption: What democracies can learn from each other
Oct 10, 2017

Tackling corruption: What democracies can learn from each other

When India liberalised its economy more than 25 years ago, many believed that the end of the ‘licence raj’ would reduce, if not eliminate, private and political corruption. However, this change did not occur, and corruption continues to haunt and define India’s political landscape.

Will the Chinese anti-corruption campaign succeed?
Jul 08, 2015

Will the Chinese anti-corruption campaign succeed?

For over a year, China is running a huge anti-corruption campaign. More than 1,82,000 officials have been punished, including high ranking military officials, four national leaders and senior executives of state companies. However, this type of arbitrary and high-handed posture could backfire and become a catalyst for political crisis if it continues in the present way.

#Budget2017 and #demonetisation — The PM's 2019 pitch
Feb 27, 2017

#Budget2017 and #demonetisation — The PM's 2019 pitch

In 2019, when the question is posed as to what his government did to tackle corruption, PM Modi can point towards demonetisation.

2014: The year of the Lokpal?
Jan 07, 2014

2014: The year of the Lokpal?

What India needs to understand is that legislation or institutions by themselves do not bring about social change. Countries of Europe or the United States, too, had a history of political corruption. But over the years they have cleaned up their act considerably because of popular sentiment, as well as institutions and laws.

70 Policies — Nationalisation of Coal Mines, 1971
Aug 07, 2018

70 Policies — Nationalisation of Coal Mines, 1971

In terms of outcomes, the first decade of coal nationalisation saw “political patronage of mafia activities” and bureaucratic corruption.

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD
Dec 20, 2022

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD

Would AAP be able to translate policy into action during its five-year tenure?

Afghanistan: Behind severe humanitarian crisis
Jan 05, 2021

Afghanistan: Behind severe humanitarian crisis

Corruption and weak institutions have been major setbacks for development in Afghanistan.

Africa’s coup contagion: Factors driving an upsurge in military intervention
Feb 11, 2022

Africa’s coup contagion: Factors driving an upsurge in military intervention

Several factors aside from mismanagement, corruption, and poverty under democratic rule have led to the rise of military coups in the African continen

After the upgrade, can FM widen our smile?
Nov 21, 2017

After the upgrade, can FM widen our smile?

Bond issuers from any country can never have a credit rating higher than their country’s rating.

Angola’s honeymoon with China ends but will that end its woes?
Jul 26, 2022

Angola’s honeymoon with China ends but will that end its woes?

Will Angola be able to develop its economy by improving governance, rooting out corruption, and rebalancing its relationship with China and the West?

Anna Hazare - Gandhi: Is the comparison right?
Aug 20, 2011

Anna Hazare - Gandhi: Is the comparison right?

Gandhiji would surely condemn the corruption that plagues India today. But unlike Anna Hazare, he would steer us towards the more preliminary question of, how did we get here?

Anti-incumbency, political outsiders, and millennial presidents in Latin America
Sep 01, 2023

Anti-incumbency, political outsiders, and millennial presidents in Latin America

Latin America is increasingly proving that the old notions of ‘left’ and ‘right’ are no longer the principal themes in electoral democracy.

Are recent reforms in China’s development cooperation programme effective?
Oct 03, 2023

Are recent reforms in China’s development cooperation programme effective?

Although China has initiated steps to improve its development cooperation programme, many of the commitments have yet to materialise

ASEAN leaders at Republic Day show India’s strategic pivot for a new Asia
Jan 29, 2018

ASEAN leaders at Republic Day show India’s strategic pivot for a new Asia

When it comes to Asean, the challenge for India is to scale up trade and investment. While ease of doing business is improving and projections by the IMF are all positive, there is long way to go to tackle corruption, energise the bureaucracy and cut through bureaucratic red tape that deters business and trade

Bangladesh too on the Chinese radar
Jul 29, 2020

Bangladesh too on the Chinese radar

Bangladesh, like many countries, is struggling with the challenge of the Chinese-origin Covid-19 as well as corruption charges against health officials.

Cabinet reshuffle: From 'K-Plan' to '2-K Plan
Oct 29, 2012

Cabinet reshuffle: From 'K-Plan' to '2-K Plan

If there is one thing that the weekend reshuffle of Ministers and portfolios may have done for the image of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Government, it is to put the recent past behind in terms of political charges of corruption and non-performance.

China, Africa, and the geopolitics of lithium
Nov 09, 2023

China, Africa, and the geopolitics of lithium

The course of the global energy transition may be determined by the effectiveness of Africa’s lithium exploration negotiations with China

China’s military ambitions
Mar 14, 2024

China’s military ambitions

China’s annual parliamentary meetings offer a glimpse into its future direction. This year, amidst economic headwinds, a key takeaway is the continued surge in defence spending

China’s Nuclear Forces Continue to Expand
Feb 05, 2024

China’s Nuclear Forces Continue to Expand

China’s nuclear expansion could lead to a spiraling arms race.

Debt ad Infinitum: Pakistan’s Macroeconomic Catastrophe
May 31, 2023

Debt ad Infinitum: Pakistan’s Macroeconomic Catastrophe

This paper dissects the causes behind Pakistan’s ongoing economic crisis. The causes include dwindling forex reserves, the phenomenon of ‘galloping inflation’, a falling Pakistani Rupee, uncompetitive and undiversified export basket, burgeoning external debt, lack of fiscal prudence, debt distress, and a worsening business environment—all cascading to a balance of payment crisis. While austerity measures, appeals for loan rollover to debt

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?
Feb 06, 2015

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?

The promises made by key parties in the Delhi elections are in conformity with the national trend of offering populist schemes. One thought political parties of this 'enlightened' metropolis, that was turned to an epicentre of the nation-wide anti-corruption stir and gave rise to political newbie AAP, would beat this trend and offer something better.

Expecting a populist Budget
Feb 25, 2013

Expecting a populist Budget

The government will need a lot of explaining to do about the rising corruption in the Budget session and will have to cast its tax net wider to catch the tax dodgers. What it will do to make the tax base bigger could be an interesting feature of Budget 2013.

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh
Jan 29, 2024

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh

Despite sharing a close historical relationship based on the Soviet Union’s support during the 1971 Liberation War, Bangladesh had for long been out of the scope of Russia’s foreign policy priorities. This is best exemplified by the fact that no Soviet/Russian foreign minister had visited the country until September 2023. However, amid Western sanctions due to its war in Ukraine and tensions with the US, Russia is seeking to reinvigorate ties

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai
Jun 20, 2013

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai

The 2011 anti-corruption movement in India—characterised by a huge trust deficit in the political class—was the culmination of several such localised movements that marked the birth of a new civil society in contemporary urban India. This paper studies the profusion of middle-class-led associations in Mumbai fighting for good governance, and their increased political mobilisation in the city. It argues that a new civil society bypasses electe

ICG report on Nepal: Where it has gone wrong
Dec 30, 2011

ICG report on Nepal: Where it has gone wrong

Nepal's Prime Minister Bhattarai has difficult tasks ahead. His credibility has diminished following a heap of unpopular moves he resorted to. He has been criticised for seeking amnesty for rights violators and for his failure to deal with rampant corruption and worsening law and order situation.