What the disgruntled young Anna supporter should do next

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series – my latest take on the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement, also called Anna Hazare Movement. By ‘latest’, I mean it was written two weeks ago and I’m publishing it now since the criticality of the Assam situation has reduced. In Part1, I wrote about …

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Falling in love with the Anna Hazare Movement

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series – my latest take on the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement, also called Anna Hazare Movement. By ‘latest’, I mean it was written two weeks ago and I’m publishing it now since the criticality of the Assam situation has reduced. In this post, I write …

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The third flight path out of the Lokpal imbroglio

This Saturday as I drove to the grocery store to pick up my wife and kids, I was pleasantly surprised that Radio Indigo (Bangalore’s rock radio station) was airing an interview with Ashwin Mahesh and Prithvi Reddy (two leading social activists associated with Saaku (Karnataka Against Corruption), an ‘affiliate’ organization to Anna Hazare’s India Against …

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The curious and unexpected affair of Anna the Hazare

I’ve sometimes found it useful to resist the urge to blog immediately¬†in the aftermath of a major event that I care about. The advantage with waiting is that one moves beyond gut reactions (ours and others), contemplate on some of the thoughtful opinions, and there’s a real opportunity to learn something new – not just …

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