Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, 24-August-2011
The current confrontation on the Lok Pal Bill has eroded the middle ground between a corrupt UPA Government and the high decibel “Team Anna”.
Seema Mustafa, Newsclick, August 23, 2011
Sukumar Muralidharan, BBC Hindi, August 19, 2011
Working class demands get suppressed in the media while Anna Hazare enjoys privileged treatment. What can account for this?
Deepak, Newsclick, August 19, 2011
When the Anna Hazare story started – back in April, when Anna and his four emerged out of the woodworks with the tall promise of ridding India of corruption – many of us were skeptical of his “movement”. Despite our reservations, legitimate and relevant as they are, the fact is that his campaign managed to tap into a perceptible mass anger against the corrupt practices and malfeasance of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government. [Image courtesy, The Hindu]
Seema Mustafa, Newsclick, June 20, 2011
Corruption seems to be the flavour of today with everyone and his uncle having something to say about it. In the process the people at the receiving end of spiralling prices and pervasive corruption are being treated to the sight of a yoga guru fleeing from the police in women's dress, breaking down and crying in front of the media a day later, and still not being explain why he could not survive nine days of a fast when ordinary mortals across the world do it for health or religious reasons for weeks at a time.
Newsclick Production, April 28, 2011
Senior political analyst and journalist Sukumar Muralidharan comments on the Jan Lok Pal Bill prepared by civil society activists who have vowed to take on official malfeasance in these times of "high corruption".
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, April 24, 2011
It is not surprising when the individuals fighting against corruption are subjected to a campaign of slander and vilification. Obviously, those who deal with filth, would use it to try and malign others. The message is clear – if you want to fight corruption, the corrupt will try and drag you down to their level.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, April 8, 2011
Anna Hazare's fast on the Jan Lokpal Bill has touched a chord in the people – the outpouring of support that has come from all corners of the country and amongst different sections is a testament to this. It is clear that we as Indians are simply tired of knowing that scams are happening on an ever increasing scale and we are unable to do anything about it. It is this helplessness that is building up the anger which is now being reflected in the wide support that Anna Hazare's fast has received.