Anil Tripathi explains how most people evade taxes in India. I went to a wood store and bought some plywood worth Rs.20,000/-. The shopkeeper writes something on a small piece of paper, which he calls a bill and gave it to me. I asked for a proper bill. […]
Politics the best business in India
Anil Tripathi explains how politics in India is a business. Once I met a famous politician and asked him …. let's discuss about our country's problems. […]
The forgotten story of Kargil’s first hero and a tireless fight for justice..
There are times when words simply flow.. Writing in such moments of extreme lucidity is sheer pleasure..This happened to me last evening. The news that triggered this was one of joy but tinged with a great deal of sadness – and lots of anger too.
This is the forgotten story of Kargil’s first hero and a tireless fight for justice. This is the sad tale of Captain Saurabh Kalia. Some of you may be too young to remember the name and it may fail to ring any bells at all. But the story of …
FTI Draft Policies on Jan Lokpal and Electoral Reforms
Dear All: I am posting below 2 recent draft policies by Freedom Team of India for discussion and comment. The first one if on the Jan Lokpal Bill and the second on Electoral Reforms. Pl do read, share and comment. Thanks.
The position of the Freedom Team of India on the Jan Lokpal Bill
FTI has agreed to the following draft position on the Lokpal Bill (all FTI documents are draft documents, subject to ongoing improvement).
1. What is the Freedom Team of India?
The Freedom Team of India (FTI) is a team of leaders who will, with …
Both Chanakya and Jim Collins identified the SAME qualities in leaders
Those aware of BFN know that I recommend Jim Collins's leadership theory. An article shows that there is 100 per cent agreement between Chanakya and Jim Collins. In a sense, therefore this is the "kunji" of leadership. But, of course, Chanakya said MUCH more. […]
Preliminary draft of Electoral Reforms Bill for India #1
A preliminary sketch of an Electoral Reforms Bill that I'm trying to draft. I invite your comments (Comments close in the next two days; if after that you wish to send comments, pl. write to email@example.com). Electoral Reforms Bill An act to amend the Representation of People Act 1951 and …. to require state funding […]
Varun Arya, a leader who is transforming Rajasthan
I've recently come to know about Varun Arya and had a spare moment to read about some of his work. The following link is perhaps the best starting point. The pictures here show how he has transformed entirely barren and saline land. Below is an example. Varun is almost exactly my age, both of us […]
Enemies of liberty – four pics for Facebook
I found this cool tool for making text images (cooltext) and have posted four simple and clear images on FB. Copies below. I encourage FTI members to create cool text messages of this nature and keep posting them on their FB account. It will take a long time for Indians to learn about liberty. […]