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Anna Hazare

India, AAP & The People's Energy Plan

Justin Guay | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Justin Guay

Indian development is at a pivotal moment. From stagnant economic growth to a raging Current Account Deficit (CAD) Crisis to widespread anger over cor...

Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.

Anna Hazare and the Campaign Against Corruption

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Muqtedar Khan

Anna Hazare's activism and his stature have put corruption on the national agenda. I am not sure if his solutions will work, but the awareness and urgency that he is generating could inspire others to come up with more realistic solutions.

Is There Anything Mitt Romney Can Learn From India's Anna Hazare Movement?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 10.04.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

If America's Mitt Romney has taken up any cause and is counting on it to win the election, he has to make sure it won't be gone in thin air come November.

Will Someone Spare Anna Hazare a Copy of Don Quixote by Cervantes?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

Like Don Quixote, Anna and his team, in their wild dreams pick on anything they can which don't retaliate, to blame for the epidemic of corruption in India while the real causes and reasons lie elsewhere and beyond the combined intelligence of the whole team.

India Should Look to Hong Kong's Example in Its Fight Against Corruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

In fashioning legislation and a structure aimed at eliminating widespread corruption, India should look to the experience of Hong Kong and its three-pronged approach to fighting corruption: deterrence, prevention (both through law enforcement), and community education.

India's Need for Tahrir Square

Subhash Agrawal | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Subhash Agrawal

This time may yet be remembered as India's own spring. If it fails to happen, then it really will take a Tahrir Square to shake up the establishment and deliver meaningful change to the Indian people.

Indian Activist Ends Hunger Strike

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- A prominent Indian activist called off his hunger strike Wednesday but said that he would travel the country and campaign against the gov...

India: Activist Declares 3-Day Hunger Strike To Protest Corruption

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — The powerful lower house of India's Parliament passed a contentious anti-corruption bill Tuesday after hours of fierce debate even a...

After 20-Day Silence, Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Vows To Reform Group

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — The charismatic leader of a popular Indian anti-corruption movement ended a 20-day vow of silence Friday with a promise to reform th...

Corrupt Times Lead India To Spiritual Leaders

Lisa Cleary | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Lisa Cleary

Anna Hazare has tapped into a spiritual appeal -- renunciation, fasting, asceticism. This has made it difficult for the government to oppose him without appearing churlish.

Anna Hazare: Savior or Destroyer of Democracy?

Rio Helmi | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Rio Helmi

It is impossible to ignore the deep psychological need of most Indians, indeed most Asians, to follow a charismatic leader -- institutional or not -- imbued with real or imaginary spiritual qualities.

India, China Navies Face Off

The Diplomat | Rajeev Sharma | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

The Chinese Navy confronted an Indian naval ship in the South China Sea in July, demanding to know why the Indian vessel was in Chinese territory desp...

Why Doesn't the Media Cover Grover Norquist's Bloodless Coup?

Jane White | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Jane White

In the U.S., corruption is king, the king's name is Grover Norquist and bribes go by the euphemism "campaign contributions" from the business lobby.

To Stop Corruption, Fight the Power, Not the People

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and in a world where the gap between the powerful and powerless grows wider each day, corruption in political and economic institutions spreads much faster than shame.

Indian Activist Agrees To End Hunger Strike

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 10.27.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — An Indian reform activist agreed Saturday to end an 11-day hunger strike after Parliament expressed nonbinding support for parts of ...

Why Indian Corruption Is a Global Security Concern

Cleo Paskal | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Luckily for those around the world concerned about terror, drugs, human trafficking and other multinational criminal organization, the Indian people are working hard to make India, and by extension the world, a more secure place.

India 2.0: Bracing To Be Corruption Free

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Piyush Mangukiya

It's the start of a movement for a change in the way politics is played in India. This is the glimpse of modern and exciting India which has awakened as an India 2.0.

India's Fight Against Corruption

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

India's government is reeling from a populist anti-corruption campaign led by Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, which has united tens of thousands across the country in the fight against graft.

Indian Activist On Hunger Strike Against Corruption Increasingly Criticized

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Criticism mounted Monday against an Indian activist's hunger strike, with public figures saying it threatens democracy and verges on...

Oldest Tech, Newest Hero?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Due to a combination of demographics, technology and tradition, the biggest social media in India is not one of those we think of usually.

India's Arab Spring?

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

The massive protest movement that has erupted throughout India in sympathy with a fast against political corruption conducted by an elderly social activist has all the earmarks of a new democratic uprising in the subcontinent.

The Diplomat: Why India's Prime Minister Should Resign

The Diplomat | Rajeev Sharma | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Imagine this scenario. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh puts his government on the line, as he did in July 2008 over the Indo-US nuclear deal. This time...

Indian P.M. Lashes Out At Popular Anti-Corruption Activist

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — A renowned Indian anti-corruption crusader struck a deal with police early Thursday to hold a 15-day public hunger strike against gr...

Indian Social Activist Starts Hunger Strike To Fight Corruption

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Police ordered the release of an activist arrested for planning a public hunger strike, but the elderly anti-corruption advocate ref...