Corruption

Overcoming Big Brother’s Four-fold Ministry of Fail

Overcoming Big Brother’s Four-fold Ministry of Fail

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” –George Orwell Orwell’s 1984 is one of the most influential novels of all time. In it he predicted with uncanny accuracy our current state of affairs. Big Brother has become a metaphor for the surveillance state erected around us without our permission. In a true democracy, one actually ruled by the... »

The Untold Truth : Part 1

The Untold Truth : Part 1

This is a four-part series on “The Untold Truth,” to get a reality check on our current situation. Time to feed the brain. The concept of a pyramid like shadow power structure which controls almost all governments and corporations may be a recipe only for conspiracy theorists and is also something that the common man doesn’t have the time or attention span for, but most will defi... »

The Price of Tata Nano

The price tag of the Nano, the measly one lakh rupees, that hopes to put bikers in a car comes with a hidden cost borne by the farmers of Singur. We have spoken about how the Tata’s forcibly acquired the land to set up their Singur factory. But the farmers are not keeping quite even after their families have bee tortured during the acquisition process, the recent visit of Ravi Kant, the mana... »

Dance Bars, Corruption: Plight of A Taxi Driver

Taxi drivers, generally, have very interesting tales to tell about the city and its people. On my recent taxi ride back home I had a very provoking conversation with the driver. A very vocal fellow, he spoke about his loss of business due to the ban on dance bars in Mumbai (Maharashtra) and the rising corruption level among policemen. He said that the thriving dance bars in Mumbai, before they wer... »