Corruption

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Corruption

The Indian Job Program Scam: Plunder under MNREGA

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is the flagship rural employment program of Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Congress Government.  It is also the greatest mechanism created in India to suck greatest amounts of money since British created their discriminatory laws.  It involves a $33 billion investment every year!  And

07 Apr 13 3 min read
Corruption

Arbitrary and dictatorial executive action: Congress giving Swami Ramdev the “treatment” for his audacity to protest corruption

In June, 2011 as social activist Anna Hazare had announced that he – along with his supporters – will go on a fast against the endemic and plundering corruption in India, specifically by the ruling Government, he was greeted with a dictatorial threat.  Ruling Party, Congress’ General Secretary “advised” him – “Anna saheb

16 Feb 13 4 min read
Business

Indian companies most fraudulent in the world after the Africans!

We Indians keep lamenting about the politicians and their corruption.  Because they are the easy target.  The truth is that even the businesses are as bad. It now comes to light [http://www.financialexpress.com/news/shocker-indian-companies-second-worse-only-to-africa-in-world-on-fraud/1037573] that outside of Africa, India has the highest Corporate frauds in the

29 Nov 12 1 min read
Corruption

SC to Govt: Stop being casual on 2G scam!

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up Centre for being “casual” in handling 2G case before it. It asked the government to explain why entire the 2G spectrum, licenses for which were cancelled by it, were not put on recent auction. The apex court refused to take on record Centre’

19 Nov 12 1 min read
Corruption

Tender Requirements for VVIP Chopper deal changed to give it to Italian firm

We saw recently [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/corruption-charges-against-italian-chopper-company-in-india-brought-by-italian-authorities/] that Italian chopper deal of Fe.. with India was in trouble in Italy because of corruption.  Now it comes out [http://www.indianexpress.com/news/chopper-deal-kickbacks-india-changed-tech-requirements-to-help-italian-firm/1024929/] that the requirements were tweaked to help this Italian firm win the contract!

01 Nov 12 1 min read
Corruption

Corruption Charges against Italian Chopper company in India brought by Italian authorities!

Deal after deal one finds corruption links back to ONE country – Italy.  Is it a mere coincidence? When even the source country – Italy – is investigating the corruption and pointing to Indian middlemen [http://www.indianexpress.com/news/lens-on-chopper-firm-s-india-head-over-commission/1021740/0] .. Indian Government is quiet. > The India head of helicopter manufacturer

26 Oct 12 1 min read
Corruption

CBI Chief Confirms that $500 Billion stashed in Swiss Banks

Now CBI Director confirms [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Black-money-Indians-have-stashed-over-500bn-in-banks-abroad-says-CBI/articleshow/11871624.cms] what we all knew – that money amounting to billions is stashed in the Swiss Banks. And Indians are the largest depositors in the Swiss banks. > “It is estimated that around 500 billion dollars of illegal money belonging

21 May 12 1 min read
Corruption

Audacity of the Corrupt: Mulayam’s question to Anna

Mulayam Singh Yadav: "Who are you to Question us?"The entire movement of Team Anna was built on the sentiment of commen men and women wearing “I Am Anna” on their head.  That meant what Anna was asking of the political class, every Indian who supported him, also wanted to

25 Jan 12 1 min read
Corruption

Mayawati Govt. spent Rs 4900 crores, but has no records!

Mayawati’s Government is in serious trouble over a rural health program [http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Lucknow/CAG-puts-Rs4-900-cr-tag-on-UP-health-scam/Article1-800325.aspx] , where Rs 4900 crores has gone missing and there is nothing to back it all up! > Where have Rs4,900 crore of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) funds gone

22 Jan 12 1 min read
Corruption

Plan to Fly Air India? You will love this one!

Maharaja Welcomes YOU... in ishtyle!Do you feel that your Air India flight landing is a bit bumpy?  Or the pilot doesn’t seem quite sure when he comes out for his “bio-break” whether he has been pushing the right buttons?  You know that look, right? Or worse, he is

20 Jan 12 1 min read
Corruption

Quantum of Corruption Money Earned by Public Officials

In a new book called “Corruption in India: The DNA and RNA”, authors Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari have estimated that India’s public servants loot Rs.92,122 crore ($18.42 billion), or 1.26% of the GDP due to corruption.  They have used data from Central Statistical Organisation

09 Dec 11 2 min read
Corruption

Mayawati has a special offer

Mayawati has a special offer in her inbox.  And the offer comes all the way from Europe.  Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is offering to get her [http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_julian-assange-takes-a-dig-at-mayawati_1584020] brand new British sandals in exchange for political asylum in India. Julian Assange’s Wikileaks had mentioned

06 Sep 11 1 min read
Corruption

Gandhian with Guts: Anna Hazare calls Chidambaram a Liar and Mischievous

> “Chidambaram is ‘khodsal’ (a Marathi word which means a mischievous or a dishonest person),” Said Anna Hazare of Indian Home Minister, P. Chidambaram.  When he was asked to explain what he meant, Anna further added that [http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/anna-hazare-slams-p-chidambaram-calls-him-mischievous/articleshow/9839395.cms] > “I call him

02 Sep 11 1 min read
Corruption

Anna breaks fast, Now What??

In Sikkim a farmer was fasting for a week along with Anna Hazare. Yong Tshering Lepcha lost 14 kg [http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/chunk-ht-ui-homepage-breakingstory/Nation-s-victory-thousands-begin-march-from-India-Gate/Article1-738915.aspx] during his fast. > “Truth has prevailed and this is how people like Anna Hazare have inspired even a farmer like me. He

28 Aug 11 2 min read
Corruption

The “Great Khali” is now behind Anna Hazare

Now the strongest of them all, the WWF wrestler Khali has extended his weight behind Anna Hazare.  A person who diet includes [http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006042505162]five kg milk, five chickens and two dozen eggs along with chapatis, juice, and fruit daily, is backing an

27 Aug 11 1 min read
Corruption

Sanjha Vidhaan: Common Law and Common Punishment

[audio:sanjha vidhaan.mp3] It is true that India is a democracy and the common rules and laws should be followed.  If the rule of law is thrown aside then only anarchy will follow.  However deficient our institutions may be, they still have to respected.  And there are counter checks

20 Aug 11 1 min read
India

India using Banned Pesticides, Sanctioned by Government

67 of the banned or restricted pesticides in other countries, are being used within India [http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/kerala/article2339998.ece] with the authorization of the Government. Most troublesome is the use of endosulfan widely in India. > Update: in 2016, this foolish man was also criticizing Organic

09 Aug 11 3 min read
Corruption

Buddha, Nanak, Ramdev and the Misrepresentation of Facts

Buddha’s Message and Promotion Ashoka was a valiant warrior and a terrible foe.  But in 260 BC, he met Buddha after the Kalinga War, where many thousands were killed.  And that chance meeting changed Ashoka forever.  Not just Ashoka, but the entire South Asia, and indeed the mankind. Those

06 Jun 11 6 min read
Corruption

Shameless Targeting of Narender Modi

As if he was waiting for it, and happy that it came, India’s Home Minister P. Chidambaram, in a show of brazen partisanship – welcomed the filing of the affidavit [http://news.worldsnap.com/india/godhra-chidambaram-backs-bhatt-on-modi-affidavit-103045.html] in the Supreme Court by IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, where Bhatt accused Gujarat

27 Apr 11 6 min read
Corruption

Need to Institutionalize Anna Hazare

Nittoor Srinivasa Rao, a Gandhian who participated in the Freedom Struggle and the Chief Justice of the High Court of Mysore became the first Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).  Lived a simple life and died 12 days short of his 101st birthday. The road from Nittoor Srinivasa Rao in 1964 to

15 Apr 11 6 min read
Corruption

Joining Anna Hazare’s Rally: a personal account

(Shared by Rohit Malik with our school alumni group) I had the privilege of being there at Jantar Mantar, and to witness a real revolution unfolding in front of me. It was a chapter straight from our History books.  The satyagrah movement, revolutionaries lining the streets, chants of Vande Matarm,

15 Apr 11 2 min read
Corruption

Broken Link: Education in the land of the Corrupt and Loot

A facebook friend, Jaya Nair, had an interesting wall message, which talked of how today’s political climate of greed, hubris and loot will affect what and how we learn in schools. > In coming years the revised school curriculums expounding lateral thinking will have a chapter under Modern India pertaining

22 Feb 11 2 min read
Corruption

Audacity of Plunder and Rape of India and its Citizenry

On September 21, 2001 Rahul Gandhi and his Colombian girl friend were caught and detained at the Logan airport.  The scion of the Gandhi family was in possession of over $200,000 and he had no explanation for it.  Only after Atal Behari Vajpayee personally intervened at the highest Governmental

20 Feb 11 3 min read
Corruption

Selective Integrity or Real Anti-Corruption: The Security leak Case of IAS officer

Corruption is a bad thing and it should never be tolerated.  But the intolerance for corruption should be universal and not selective.  When it is so then things get murkier. An IAS officer [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/IAS-officer-who-allegedly-leaked-sensitive-info-quizzed-close-aide-arrested/articleshow/6976511.cms] is close to being arrested because he was

23 Nov 10 2 min read
Corruption

How Indians think?

How do Indians think?  As vast and as diverse our nation is, it is nevertheless interesting to get a feel of its pulse.  I am not sure if the surveys can go an honest and a good job, but the findings do present an interesting picture.  Let’s look at

19 Nov 10 3 min read
Corruption

The Great Telecom Scam: is it really a scam?

The entire 2G spectrum scam is a sham. Lets look at the numbers first, they are saying that the numbers that the CAG arrived at were notional but true – Can somebody please answer: If DoT gave away 6.2 MHz for 22 circles, i.e.136.4 MHz of spectrum

18 Nov 10 8 min read
Corruption

Be prepared to welcome 400 million refugees by 2015

Displacing farmers out of their farmland is the neo-liberal economic growth model – prescribed by World-Bank so that India can throw away its agrarian economy and embrace the new world order. The govt already have established its control over water, forests, seeds, agriculture markets – and now it wants to take away

09 Apr 10 2 min read
Corruption

NY Cops laugh away as man dies on roadside

A few policemen in New York city saw a homeless Guatemalan immigrant dying on the roadside.  What do you think they did? (i) take him to hospital emergency (ii) stood around joking about him and laughing away while he was dying? Well, it was the second!  They were taped chuckling

21 Jan 08 1 min read
Corruption

Qaddafi wants 200 French women in his Tent

For all the talk against adultery and severe – actually inhuman – punishments in Islam and specifically carried out in Arab states, the Arab men are remarkably adulterous!  Everyone knows about the Sheikhs from Saudi Arabia and other countries – how they travel to Asian countries to satisfy their urges. Now, here is

17 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

Qaddafi wants 200 French women in his Tent

For all the talk against adultery and severe – actually inhuman – punishments in Islam and specifically carried out in Arab states, the Arab men are remarkably adulterous!  Everyone knows about the Sheikhs from Saudi Arabia and other countries – how they travel to Asian countries to satisfy their urges. Now, here is

17 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

Gulabi Gang – the power of pink!

Suchitra Krishnamurthi [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/12/the_power_of_pi.html] talks about the power of the Pink color.. and provides links to this story of women of Banda area in UP who are dressed in pink (or is it purple?) and call themselves “Gulabi Gang” [http:

13 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

Gulabi Gang – the power of pink!

Suchitra Krishnamurthi [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/12/the_power_of_pi.html] talks about the power of the Pink color.. and provides links to this story of women of Banda area in UP who are dressed in pink (or is it purple?) and call themselves “Gulabi Gang” [http:

13 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

Fake Government Office in UP with 20 employees!

Today I talked about Belgium having no National Government running the country for last 6 months.  Now here is an example of an entire FAKE Municipal Government office running in Jhansi in UP!  They had employed people and were issuing certificates and doing work normally until the people in that

12 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

Fake Government Office in UP with 20 employees!

Today I talked about Belgium having no National Government running the country for last 6 months.  Now here is an example of an entire FAKE Municipal Government office running in Jhansi in UP!  They had employed people and were issuing certificates and doing work normally until the people in that

12 Dec 07 1 min read
Corruption

3 crore cases pending in Indian courts

This is a usual problem with the Indian legal system.  I believe some analysis should be done and the areas where more cases are pending and which create major mess (say, like property) should have a distinct and separate legal sub-system created.. just for it!  It is time to branch

29 Nov 07 1 min read
Corruption

3 crore cases pending in Indian courts

This is a usual problem with the Indian legal system.  I believe some analysis should be done and the areas where more cases are pending and which create major mess (say, like property) should have a distinct and separate legal sub-system created.. just for it!  It is time to branch

29 Nov 07 1 min read
Corruption

Officials sell food supplies while people die!

Kalahandi [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalahandi] in Orissa is one of the poorest districts and where people regularly face starvation – which the Government vehemently denies!  The truth is that the food hardly reaches the starving and hungry.  But even that knowledge does not provide the utter unhuman behavior of

07 Sep 07 1 min read
Corruption

Calculus was Created 250 years before Newton… in India!!

Remember in our school we were told that Marconi discovered wireless?  Well, it turns out that was nonsense!  It was really Jagdish Chandra Bose.  Marconi usurped the credit to himself.. and the Western world complied because Bose was a citizen of colonized people!  (MIT paper [http://web.mit.edu/varun_

17 Aug 07 1 min read
Corruption

Pakistan is the King of Fake Currency!

Remember the racket in fake currency run in India sponsored by the "friendly neighborhood" ISI (Pak Intelligence agency)?? (Headlinesindia [http://www.headlinesindia.com/national/index.jsp?news_code=48631] . Yahoo [http://in.news.yahoo.com/070729/48/6irxs.html]) Well.. you know all that is correct and you are truly

15 Aug 07 1 min read
Corruption

The Rotting American political system!

Har Shaakh par uloo baitha hai; anjaam-e-gulistaan kya hoga. Barbaad-e-gulistaan karne ko; bas ek hi uloo kaafi hai. (There is an owl on every branch; wonder what is the future of such a garden. For to destroy a garden completely; Only ONE owl will suffice!) Yesterday US President George Bush

03 Jul 07 2 min read
Corruption

Mahatama Gandhi was a National Level Athelete!!

Did you know that Mahatama Gandhi was an athlete?  That he was participating in the Indian National Games for 20 km walk event as late as February 2007?  The Indian Olympic Association President has even issued the late Mahatama Gandhi a certificate of participation for the event! Amazing these days

29 Jun 07 1 min read
Corruption

How CIA used Congress to attack the Communists in Kerala

Congress has led and governed the country in a very questionable fashion since our independence.  Even now.  If this story [http://www.ibnlive.com/news/cia-helped-in-toppling-communist-govt-in-kerala/top/43293-3.html?xml&news=How%20CIA%20ousted%20Left%20govt%20in%20Kerala&pubDate=Thu%2C+21+Jun+2007+03%3A29%3A14++0100&keyword=ibn_

21 Jun 07 1 min read
Corruption

Serves them right!!

Good for these F***ing B***ards!!  Both of them should be should be disallowed to practice any further!  In fact more and more such stings should happen. > The Supreme Court Bar Association on Monday suspended senior advocates R K Anand and I U Khan, who were shown by a

05 Jun 07 1 min read
Corruption

India loses 1% of GDP in Electricity Theft!

Here is a joint report [https://www.drishtikone.com/content/files/papers/download/manufacturingindiareport.pdf] on India from Wharton Business School and Boston Consulting Group on India.  It discusses how despite the growth – the infrastructure in India is in shambles! > The casual visitor to India might find it hard to

17 Feb 07 1 min read

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