Dear Chetan, you are wrong. We don’t need to do an expose on ourselves..

…or look within. We need to think.
Dear Chetan, earlier today, I chanced upon your column in ToI, “We the Shameless”. You started your piece by saying: “It’s time to stop blaming just our politicians for corruption and look within”. You went on to write, “..organisations like the IAC should also send out the message that it is a lack of values within us..that has turned India corrupt” And in your concluding paragraph, you said: “it is time we did an expose on ourselves”
That was what tipped me over.
Frankly, I’m sick …

Darkness at Noon* – Is there a way out of this mess?

Amidst the tales of corruption, of crony-ism, deals for favours – or favours for deals, most thinking Indian have probably given up getting angry; they are exasperated. But don’t give up hope.  There is a way out of this mess. 
But it is a road less taken – and it is very hard. It is not the activist road. It is not the “all politicians are crooks” road. Neither is it the romanticised, dramatic road of “Ekla Chalo Re!” (If anything “Ekla Chalo Re!” is probably the surest guarantee that nothing will change).
The …

TOI Coverage for FTI Campaign in Chandigarh

Excerpts from TOI Article on FTI Outreach in Chandigarh: A campaign that was born in cyberspace from London to free India of its ills, is exploring possibilities of taking roots in northwest India comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The brain behind the campaign, one of the most popular on the net, Shantanu Bhagwat, who quit his lucrative job of an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, to plunge into politics, on Monday met a group of youngsters from the region here. He was accompanied by a former nuclear scientist Dr Akalpita Paranjape and a software technologist Dipinder Sekhon.

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