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  • 2010: A Year of Kismat for Comexes

    By Suresh Unnithan 2010 was a year of  fortune for the commodity market in India and its regulator, the Forward Markets Commission (FMC).  This year the market created an all-time record in terms of turnover  and the much awaited Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill 2010, proposed to provide autonomy to the commodity market watchdog, was […]

    Why Nira Radia lobbied for Raja?

    By S K Visary If the taped conversation of the controversial PR executive Nira Radia  is to be believed  her prime motive was not to install Raja as the Communication minister at the Centre, but to prevent Dayanithi Maran from becoming a member of the union cabinet. Her taped conversation with Kanimozhi, the younger daughter […]

    Who is Anna Ardin? One of Assange’s Accusers

    Anna Ardin , one of the accusers of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is a feminist academic in her late thirties. She worked as an official with Sweden’s Social Democratic Party. She was in regular contact with Mr Assange before his move to Sweden, helping to organise his appearances at lectures as well as agreeing […]

    UPA Rule: An Era of Extra Corruption

    By Geetha V. P Prime Minister Manmohan Singh might be admired for his integrity.  But not the UPA Government he heads at the Centre.  It was a season of corruption and scandals for the Congress lead ruling coalition. In 2007 India was ranked 74 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and […]

    Why to Oppose JPC Probe?

    By  Suresh Kumar While the Opposition is doggedly demanding for a joint parliamentary probe into the 1.76 trillion rupee 2G spectrum scam, the voters of the country are still to be convinced on the productivity of such a probe. The BJP- lead opposition has not allowed the Houses to function for even a single day […]

    Parliament Logjam- Tax-paying Voter the Looser

    By S K Visay With the parliament  has not been able to function for the 19th day in a row,  including today , thanks to the unyielding  attitude of both the ruling and opposition parties on the Joint Parliamentary Committee probe on the infamous trillion rupee 2G spectrum scam, the national exchequer has lost about […]

    India No.1 in Swiss Accounts; More Than the GDP

    By Geetha V P It is astounding. The ill-gotten riches from India stashed in one single foreign bank amounts to 115% of our GDP and more than 7 times of the country’s external debt. According to a Swiss Banking Association report India tops with $1,456 billion among the  list of countries having bank deposits in the […]

    Members of Parliament: Costing High; Performance Poor

    By S K Visary We react relentless when an assistant teacher in a nearby primary school takes leave for a day. We will never tolerate a nurse in the local health centre is late by a few minutes. But what happens to our sense of social scruples when a section of the elected Members of […]

    Elected To Carry Out Corruption?

    By Nanditha S “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This saying is proving true in the case of India, the largest Democracy in the world.  It seems corruption in India is at its rampant best and majority of the corruption is confirmed to be happening with the connivance and collusion of those holding […]

    Kerala: The State in High ‘Spirits’

    By Suresh Unnithan   Kerala, the cute coastal queen of India is much admired for its unique achievement in the field of education, child health, and infant mortality and general hygiene.  But, it is exceedingly unfortunate these glorious achievements lose its luster just for one reason, alcoholism. The state has the highest rate of per capita consumption […]