Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Corruption

Disinvestment, Delight Marketing and a maze of shady deals put Lalu family in the dock

The roots of the latest charges go back to 2005, the year the Railways – under Lalu as minister – decided to lease out its hotels to private companies for maintenance. TALHA ASHRAF

Stink-tank strategies

In stinking new politics, thieves get away, as mud-slinging and dirty tricks become weapons of mass self-destruction.

Anticipating India

A selection of the pieces from the book (HarperCollins Publishers India and Express Book Series) that foreshadowed the big changes.

The caste of corruption

In it's battle against corruption in the country, Team Anna cannot ignore caste, politics, or caste politics anymore.

We, the thieving people

If the idea of Jan Lokpal bill is to take away discretion, and strike terror in the hearts of bad guys, it does that very effectively. Except, many innocent Indians will likely live in that fear too.

Aam aadmi vs sab chor

The four most important men in the UPA-2 cabinet are entirely clean. And yet, if you held an opinion poll, a vast majority would say corruption is India's biggest challenge today.

Mera loot mahaan

Cooking of books so that promoters can siphon off large fortunes overseas is so common that we are no longer even outraged by it.


Former CVC chief N Vittal's open list of civil servants facing corruption allegations shows it's silly to address question of corruption in bureaucracy in isolation of the system.

On Camera


What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.