Former diplomat MK Bhadrakumar comments upon the recent allegations by the Indian Against Corruption about pervasive crony capitalism under the Congress led UPA government and the scam involving the Reliance Industries Ltd.
Full length video recording of a lecture delivered by Com.Sitaram Yechury at IIM-C on "Crony Capitalism, Management in Democracy".The lecture was part of the Institute Lecture Series organized on the 17th of December, 2010.
Surajit Mazumdar of the Institute of Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi, demolishes the claim that is being advanced by various sections of the "commentariat" that a further "retreat of the state" is key to overcoming crony capitalism and corruption. Cartoon courtesy, The Hindu newspaper.
The Commonwealth Games 2010 has become one of the biggest scandals in the country which involves governments both in Delhi and the Centre. Roshan Kishore writes.
As the Government of India cancels the environmental clearances to the Vedanta project in the Niyamgiri hills, the role of corporate politics in the country is becoming the focus of the debate.
C.Umashankar,a well known Dalit IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre was suspended from the service recently by the Tamil Nadu Government,alleging him of producing a fake caste certificate.Umashankar earned reputation by taking an unflinching position against corruption and nepotism which has irked the prominent Dravidian parties of the state. Pragoti presents a translation of an article written in Theekathir about this in detail highlighting the brazen caste discrimination that exist behind the rationalist facade of DMK and the deepening of the crony capitalism in the state. Translation courtesy, Karthik.
A complaint filed by Shri.Umashankar against the Tamil Nadu Government in front of the National Commission for SC/ST is also uploaded here.
The Government has a lot to answer for the IPL scam, writes Nilotpal Basu, Central Committee member of CPI(M).
ZNet columnist and professor of English at Delhi University, Badri Raina lends a poetic touch to the IPL related vicissitudes of former minister Shashi Tharoor and IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.
Would the skeletons tumbling out of the Indian Premium League (IPL) cupboard over the past few days, shaking the conscience of the cricket loving public, lead to a clean up of the cricket establishment which is reeking of malfeasance and licentiousness? Or is it going to be a flash in the pan – merely another chapter in India’s voluminous record book of sleaze and graft involving the rich, powerful and famous? It depends. Cover-up after cover-up has forced many to cynically accept such sordid affairs as our way of life. Will it be any different this time?
A blog post on minister Shashi Tharoor's involvement in the IPL and more.