An Uprising or a Passing Tide

A street kid was engrossed in blowing a soap bubble in an empty park. He continued blowing, and the bubble grew bigger. Soon, he was surrounded by a few curious souls who began to cheer him on. The kid became excited, and started blowing harder. The onlookers joined him in his excitement, and the cheering became louder. And suddenly with a soul stirring bang, everyone became silent.

The bubble burst in the kid’s face, and left him stunned.

Unwary of the fact that a simple bubble could hurt him, he was in shock, and started crying. A few people came up to the kid to tell him that he should’ve been careful, as the rest of the crowd dwindled away. Soon, the park became empty again.Protest for Delhi Rape in India

How different is our nation’s current state than the events that transpired in this park?

Just like the water and soap that was freely available to the kid, we’ve made sure with a lot of hard work over the years, that the plants of patriarchy are grown in every region and strata of our society and the fruits are readily available for everyone to cherish. A few guys, who take pride in this patriarchy, feel that they are superior to women, believing that all women must confirm to their whims and fancies. And this is when these guys start blowing a bubble. A bubble that finds them whistling at women, passing snide remarks, and leching over them, amongst other acts. Their acts do not go unnoticed, but are often ignored. The onlookers, who look at these guys eyeing a woman, smile and walk by, allowing the bubble to grow bigger.

Encouraged by the lack of rebuke, and blinded by their beliefs, they indulged in an act, the repercussions of which were unknown even to them. They destroyed a life, shattered a girl’s dreams, and though they would disappear into oblivion. The bubble which seemed harmless till now, bursts in their faces when they woke up to find an entire nation directing its anger towards them. They were clueless and shocked by the turn of events. Where were all these people when they were blowing their bubble throughout the city? Where did all the smiling and disinterested faces vanish? What brought about this sudden upsurge of emotions?

Something irked the nation’s nerve somewhere. People were filled with anguish and a strong sense of disapproval. Thousands took to the streets, congregating near the abodes of the ones in whom they entrusted their faith to run this country. City roads became a sea of placards demanding justice and safety. The youth of the nation stood up in solidarity, as the wave of protests soon spread to the entire nation. As unprecedented as these protests were, they shook the executive pillar of democracy. Roads were blocked, train services were stalled, water cannons were brought out, tear gas shells were lodged, covering all possible attempts that could be made to make the task of getting their voice heard, more arduous for the protestors.

Delhi Protest Despite all the roadblocks, the spirit of the protestors could not be broken. Ably assisted by the fourth pillar, the visibly disturbed youth of our nation succeeded in getting their voice heard. The elected realized that they could no longer just ignore these voices, and came out for a dialogue, assuring the protestors of a series of steps to be enacted upon to make the city a safer place for women.

The wave of protests and being reprimanded by the law has told these guys that they should not have done what they did. Attempts at ensuring a proper enforcement of the existing laws have also begun, suitably aided by the attempts to bring in stronger laws for ensuring the safety of women. Protestors have showed immense strength and resolve in expressing their dissent, but have slowly dwindled away. The park is once again vacant for another kid to try his hand at blowing a bubble. Will we as parents, teachers, friends, and as an entire nation make sure that the kid does not get the water or the soap for his bubble?

It will not happen overnight, for irrespective of how good an agricultural nation we might be, there are far too many plants of patriarchy blooming throughout the nation to be uprooted in one night. Even if we succeed in this task, can we ensure that such an incident will never happen again? In an ideal world, we would love to have that answered with affirmation, but in reality, maybe not. But what we can and we must do is to weed out the saplings as soon as we see one growing. We can check and report any kid trying to blow his bubble, so he can be reprimanded and made aware of the repercussions before his bubble blows up in our faces. Respecting women and considering them as equals in all respects, needs to be embedded in the minds of every young boy.

The dream that I envision, is for us to not forget what we started with the protests, and ensure that this does not go down as a passing wave, but continues to rise like an uprising, to establish a safe, respectful, and a vigilant nation. The churning of the Indian mindset has begun in a right direction.

*This is something I wrote in Jan’13.


Kiski Chai Bechata Hai Tu (Whose Tea Do You Sell)

Kiski Chai Bechata Hai Tu

(Whose Tea Do You Sell)



Apane ko chaiwala kyun kehta hai tu
Baat-baat mein natak kyun karta hai tu
Chaiwalon ko kyun badnaam karata hai tu
Saaf-saaf bata de! kiski chai bechata hai tu!


(Why do you call yourself a teaseller
Why do you act and lie all the time
Why do you give a bad name to teasellers
Say it clearly! Whose tea do you sell!)


Khoon lagakar anguthe mein shahid hota hai
Aur corporate mafia mein masiha dekhta hai
Ambani-Adani ki dalali se ‘vikas’ karata hai
Arre badmash bata de! kiski chai bechata hai tu!


(Without getting injured, you turn into martyr
And seek redeemers in corporate mafia
‘Development’ is building Ambani-Adani empire
O scoundrel! Whose tea do you sell!)
Khand-khand Hindu pakhand karata hai
Varnashram aur jati par ghamand karata hai
Phule-Periyar-Ambedkar se door bhagata hai
Arre OBC shikhandi! kiski chai bechata hai tu!


(Immersed thoroughly in the Hindu hypocrisy
You puff your chest in the caste culture
And run away from Phule-Periyar-Ambedkar
Hey OBC pretender! Whose tea do you sell!)
Masjid-girija girakar deshbhakt banata hai
Danga-fasaad ki tu darhi-munchh ugata hai
Dharma ke naam par bas qatleaam karta hai
Arre haiwan bata to! kiski chai bechata hai tu!


(Razing mosque or church makes you patriot
Manufacturing riots you nourish your luxuriant beard
You butcher the weak in the name of religion
O devilish terror! Whose tea do you sell!)
Dharmapatni ko chhod kunwara banata hai
Phir dost ki beti se chhedkhani karata hain
Kaali topi aur chaddi se laaj bachata hai
Arre besharm! kiski chai bechata hai tu!

(You leave your wife and become bachelor
To sexually harass your friend’s daughter
Black cap n’ khaki shorts cover your shame
O shameless crook! Whose tea do you sell!)

Kali kartuton par sharma nahin karata hai
Koshish insaan banane ki zara nahin karata hai
Chaiwale ko mupht mein badnaam karata hai
Arre makkar ab kah de! kiski chai bechata hai tu!

(Never ashamed of your black deeds
Not least interested in becoming human
With no recompense, you malign teasellers
You charlatan! Whose tea do you sell!)


Apane ko chaiwala kyun kehta hai tu
Baat-baat mein natak kyun karta hai tu
Chaiwalon ko kyun badnaam karata hai tu
Saaf-saaf bata de! kiski chai bechata hai tu!

(Why do you call yourself a teaseller
Why do you act and lie all the time
Why do you give a bad name to teasellers
Say it clearly! Whose tea do you sell!)


Blast from the Past: Some of the Rarest of the Rare Photographs that tell you a story- the story of India

1930s :: Airhostess of Tata Airline

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1949 :: Aircraft of Bharat Airways (The Birla Airlline ) at Willingdon Airport, New Delhi, on July 4, 1949


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1967 ::Indira Gandhi after treatment of her nose broken by a stone thrower in Orissa

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1948 :: Razakar army of Nizam , Hyderabad

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Jan 1952 :: Election Scenes in Delhi .’ Vote for Hut’ a symbol for Smt. Sucheta Kripalani

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1985 : Rajiv Gandhi going round an exhibition at Kathniwada in Jhabua district

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March 1962 :: First Lady Jackie Kennedy greeted by Gov. Gurmukh Nihal Singh at Jaipur Airport

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1932 :: Sardar Patel with Mahatma Gandhi in plague stricken villages in Borsad (Gujarat)

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1954 :: Scene in a Goa village during liberation movement

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1958 :: Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi at border village of Tibet and Bhutan

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1950s :: Herd of cattle crossing the meadows of Gulmarg ,Kashmir

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1911:: View of Delhi Durbar during George V’s Coronation tour of India

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1959 :: Che Guevara visits a Village in India

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1903: GT Road of Amritsar

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1950s :: Hoardings promoting latest bollywood films in New Delhi

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1962 :: US President John F. Kennedy Meets with Indira Gandhi

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1973 :: PM Indira Gandhi meeting with IPS Officers including Smt. Kiran Bedi

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1959 :: Che Guevara records an interview on All India Radio (AIR)

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1959 :: Nehru smiles as Che Guevara gifts him a box of Cuban cigars

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1970 :: Sanjay Gandhi in a workshop developing a prototype of low cost car.

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1981 :: Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Golden Temple

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1954 :: TATA in tie up with Daimler-Benz launches its first Mercedes Benz diesel truck

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1991 :: JRD with Ratan Tata after appointing Ratan as his successor .

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1985 :: Mani shankar Aiyyar with PM Rajiv Gandhi

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1985:: Rajiv Gandhi receives ‘Beyond War Award’ though a ceremony linked by live global teleconference in New Delhi

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1948 :: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at the Kurukshetra Refugee Camp

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Feb 17 1979 :: Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Ling Yin Temple in Hangzhou china

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1970s :: M. G. Ramachandran addressing a rally

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December 12, 1971 :: Bangladesh citizens welcome Indian army tanks in the streets of Jessore

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1958 :: Milkha singh at Tokyo Asian Games


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1930s :: Subhash chandra Bose with Mahatma Gandhi

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1970s :: Shri Ram Nath Goenka (Owner of Indian Express ) with Lok Nayak Shri Jay prakash Narayan

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1977 : Results of Lok sabha polls (after emergency) being displayed in Delhi

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1960 :: TIFRAC , India’s first indigenous computer developed at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research commissioned

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1974 :: India’s first underground nuclear test, carried out on at Pokhran, Rajasthan

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1962 :: Trucks carrying indian soldiers to border during the india – china war

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June 23 1980 :: Sanjay Gandhi’s dead body kept for the public to pay last respects

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1980s :: Subramanian Swamy with Rajiv Gandhi

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October 1947 :: Indian Dakota at Srinagar airfield to airlift civilian refugees for the return flight

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1983 :: Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.

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11 August 1947 :: Mohammad Ali Jinnah signing as first Governor General of the newly created Nation of Pakistan

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December 1946 :: Muhammad Ali Jinnah with Pandit Nehru in London

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1946 :: A view of Brigade Road , Bangalore

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December 24, 1987 :: Jayalalithaa seen standing near the body of MGR as it lay in in Madra

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December 16, 1971 :: General A.A.K. Niazi of Pakistan Army signing the surrender documents in Dacca

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December 18 1961: Portuguese men in Lourenço Marques (Maputo ) reading a public placard of annexation of Goa by India

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October 3, 1975 :: A massive crowd in Chennai to pay its last respects to departed Congress leader K. Kamaraj

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1963 :: Aircraft owned by The Hindu Newspaper to deliver copies of the paper to various destinations in Karnataka

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1930s :: Rabindra Nath Tagore with Subhash Chandra Bose

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November 1 1962 ::Smt. Indira Gandhi donates last bit of her jewellery to the National Defence Fund during china war

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November 14, 1983 :: Indians in South Africa during a demonstration against Apartheid outside Durban city Hal

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1947 :: Rows of tents for refugees at a refugee camp

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September 22,1931:: Mahtma Gandhi meets Charlie Chaplin in Canning Town, London. Sarojini Naidu is standing on right

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1931 :: Crowd gathers to witness the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in Canning Town, East London

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1941 : Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Field Marshall Erwin Rommel in Germany

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11Feb 1948:John Mathai,Minister Railways,inspecting ‘Ashthi Special’ train carrying Mahatma Gandhi ashes to Allahabad

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1931:: Mahatma Gandhi during the Second Round Table Conference at London, England

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1949 :: Mayo College, Ajmer, which was opened by Lord Northbrook in 1875 for the education of young Rajput Princes

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15 August 1947 :: Delhi celebrates the Independence Day.One of the bazaar of Delhi decorated with National Flags

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Nov 1953 :: A shopping centre in Chandigarh – new capital of Punjab

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August 15,1947 :: crowds assembled before the main gate of Council Chamber, when Constituent Assembly met, New Delhi

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1948 ::Sikhs carrying portraits of Gandhi & Nehru to welcome india’s High commissioner in British columbia (canada)

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September, 1957 :: Viscount aircraft of Indian Airlines before take off

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1951:: Kashmiri Gate Shopping centre , Delhi

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1958 :: Durgapur Steel Project , foundation work near Blast Furnace in progress

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Oct 1949 ::Elephant named ‘Indira’ sent by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as a gift to children of Japan arrives in Tokyo

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Aug 1949:Namadhari Sangat expressed gratitude to C.Rajagopalachari for accommodating number of refugees in Gov.House

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Nov 1949 :: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with Prof.Albert Einstein at the latter’s residence during tour of USA

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October, 1957 :: Jawaharlal Nehru addressing a mammoth gathering at the Peace Memorial Park at Hiroshima Japan

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May 1948 :: Jawaharlal Nehru at Joint parade of National Militia,Peace Brigade, and Women Defence Corps in Srinagar

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April 1948 :: Acharya Vinoba Bhave and others at the Kurukshetra Refugees Camp

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1947 :: Chandni Chowk ,New Delhi on Independence Day

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(We will keep updating this collection from time to time as we unearth more rarest of the rare pictures that tell you a story, a story of India)


Reply: A letter to Arvind Kejriwal by Preet Bedi

Dear Preet.

Thank you for your Letter dated 22 Jan, 2014. Your whole letter is based on the premise that we are looking at a long/mid term policies to actually bring about a change. But unfortunately, if I don’t give this anxious over expecting overwhelmed janta some quick free sops, I would lose LS 2014 very badly. I need 40+ seats to have my PM candidate.

Once I become the PM or my candidate becomes the PM, I don’t care about the treasury of Delhi. Why should I? My eye would be on Indian Treasury. Isn’t printing money a way out? After all everything is a banana republic. Wouldn’t depreciating currency give more exports. I hope so.

Regarding oil which is our primary import, I will fund a research wing headed by Ramar Pillai (of course by printing money) to convert plant energy into oil energy (combustive). ( I think my colleagues in NDA during their rule tried, we shall do the same. And as always we will declare victory.

And regarding gold, aam aadmi doesn’t need gold. We shall make gold nationalized commodity if that is possible so my govt shall have all the gold to print more money and more money. After all, its a banana republic. We will have wonderful ties with China and Russia. Who needs capitalist investors. They are not aam aadmi. They are sharks.

Preet, I would also like to point out that we need to appease our loyal vote bank. If we lose out on our Auto rickshaw drivers, it would be a disaster for us. Who will carry our political hoardings for free? I would like to draw an analogy with Salman Khan, my aam aadmi hero. If he loses out on his autorickshaw driver fans, how would that come about?What would happen to his movies?

Okay, regarding the electricity meters, I accept that what we spoke during campaigning is not so factually correct. I confused it with my electricity meter in Ghaziabad. I thought and still think its in Delhi. I went and checked at Shazia’s house it was working correctly. But Benny had forced me to speak that during the campaign and he just doesn’t listen to me now when i asked him to show me where the meters were faulty. I think it was an opposition plant to malign me. I am planning to sit on a dharna against Benny so that i can pin all my false claims on his shoulder. (Accountability is a primary mantra)

Preet, regarding corruption. I have understood that if we start any real process to curb it, our main election agenda point shall be curbed too. Hence, let us wait for sometime regarding the same.

My idea of Swaraj is people taking unauthorized videos of people and make it look creepy. During my visit to LA, I was astonished to see how the Paparazzi worked. They could even get to your bedroom. I would like the same here. You should agree with me on this point that we need to develop our paparazzi and use it for our advantage. Do you know how much revenue we can gather from YouTube videos? You know how much that Japanese punk made na? This will go to our treasury.

Since, I am in the hospital and the head nurse is a stern malayali with a syringe in one hand repeatedly asking me if I knew Kumar Vishawas, I wouldn’t be able to discuss my plans with you for now. I would however request you to write me a letter if you can think of any short term gains and that would give me maximum media mileage and my brothers and sisters would side with me on that, i would highly appreciate that. Mr. Modi is aiming at 272+, let me please have 40+, a request from AAM AADMI to an AAM AADMI. Katrina Kaif shall always remain the AAM AURATH.

With best regards,

Arvind Kejriwal

CM, Non-Government Organization- Delhi

(PS: This is a satire and should be taken as one)


The Original Letter by Preet K S Bedi

Dear Arvind Kejriwal

You have a somewhat self-serving understanding of the term achievement.

Removal of beacons, no matter how welcome is not any more an achievement than me giving up my car in favor of the metro. Subsidizing water and electricity are simple actions of distributing tax-payer money to your vote-bank. They will become achievements only if you can manage to grow the economy of the state and raise additional revenues that make such hand-outs affordable.

Which leaves you with three ‘achievements’. Setting up an anti-corruption helpline to trap bribe-takers, converting 6 buses into night shelters and ordering a CAG audit into the discoms. I leave it to you to assess for yourself whether these are adequate for a government promising paradise.

On the negative side, you have excluded auto rickshaws from the purview of the Delhi Police and decided to waive off penalties for your supporters who had stopped paying their electricity bills. This is unacceptable but citizens of Delhi have no option but to grin and bear it.

Disappointingly, for all your talk of ‘fixed’ electricity meters before the elections, you have still not ordered a simple audit of meters for which no CAG approval is necessary. You obviously fear that results of such an audit may embarrass you. Not fair.

Coming to the main point.

Arvind Kejriwal, is eradicating corruption still your priority #1? Or have you decided it is more convenient to keep the pot boiling? Just as godmen need discontent to sell nirvana, does AAP need corruption to stay in business?

I say that because in the last 25-odd days you have not taken a single step that would suggest a serious attempt to tackle this menace.

Corruption is neither new nor specific only to India. At some stage all countries have felt its scourge. But no country ever managed to control it only by additional policing as you are attempting to do. Just like traffic management requires not just policemen but also an understanding of traffic flows, traffic signals, flyovers and so on, eradicating corruption requires determination to strike at its roots.

But to do that you and your ministers will have to return to your office and put in real hard and boring work. Are you prepared to do that? If so, please read on.

Here are my suggestions to eradicate corruption. To make it simpler for you after each narration, I have highlighted your action points. You could call them the Sexy Six.

A. Eliminate discretion.

Whether it is Adarsh, 2G, CWG, Coalgate, the root cause of most corruption is the discretionary power vesting with politicians and bureaucracy in our system. If you could eliminate discretion, you could eradicate corruption.

Singapore is a good country to learn from. There is virtually no discretion except at senior levels. Government officials understand their job is to execute. Exceptions are not accepted; as a result, even America has to beg for its citizens to be treated with compassion.

In India, as a city state, Delhi is best placed to implement this. Do this and you would have created history.

Action point:

Task your ministers to list ‘discretionary powers’ enjoyed in decision-making by various levels in the government all the way down to the last mile. This will not be easy as bureaucrats would hate to give up their power. Not all politicians can do it but if anyone can, you can. Show the resolve you show in street and then, step by step, dismantle the current superstructure.

B. Separate decision making from oversight responsibilities

Nothing creates more opacity than a system in which a file goes through several levels, all of which have the power to block and not approve. As a result, each level not only delays but also leverages power to seek speed-money.

Action Point:

Collapse consideration and implementation to not more than three levels. Push decision-making down to senior bureaucrats and enable ministers to perform the role of keeping an oversight rather than be compromised by being decision makers. Once they are decision makers they develop a vested interest in opacity.

I would hesitate suggesting this to all states but would be happy to see it implemented in Delhi where at least for the moment we can assume ministers are honest.

C. Destroy monopoly

If instead of destroying discoms as you are currently engaged in doing, you were to work towards providing last-mile competition to the end customer, many of the issues would naturally get taken care of.

Build last-mile competition in every service including water and power supply and even in public services like schools and hospitals. Dove-tail this with your idea of Swaraj and you may have a winner. Every mohalla committee must have options of service providers to them.

Action Point:

Task your ministers to do an ABCD analysis of all services provided by your government beginning with A where there already is last-mile competition like telecom, B being partial monopolies like Electricity where despite competition the customer does not have a choice and C being others.

Set a target of 2 years to dismantle all monopolies and bring in competition at the customer-end.

D. Reduce government

Government is temperamentally not wired to provide service. By taking on more service the government adds to cost and sows seeds of eventual dissatisfaction among citizens.

If issuance of passports can be outsourced, why not registration of vehicles, grant of driving licenses, property registration courts etc. These are currently major pain points for the aam aadmi. A visit to the RPO at Saket and property registration office at INA may help. You do not need to go at night.

Action Points:

Task your ministers to come to you with a list of public pain points pertaining to their departments. If necessary, hire consultants to suggest outsourcing strategies. Attempt to put at least one department under each minster into a pilot within 12 months.

E. Mandate use of e-governance in all dealings with the public

Nothing eradicates corruption as comprehensively as e-governance. And possibilities are endless.

Let’s take the example of electricity bills. Mandate that in a year, each consumer will get his daily electricity and water consumption on his mobile. Through this data he can check and analyze his usage and even get a good idea if his meters are ‘fixed’. Simple. Effective.

Action Point

Hire a Nilekani-type as an e-governance evangelist and force all departments to be fully e-governed for public dealings within 2 years. That is the kind of challenge we expect a new young government to accept and deliver.

F. Change your working style

Nothing is more important than implementation.

Implementation is typically an area of weakness for us in India. To make all these things happen you will of course need extraordinary passion but also a very tight control over implementation.

Action Point

Earmark one day a week for implementation review. This is the day you do not meet people or the press and do not have meetings other than for implementation review.

Initially your ministers and their bureaucrats may find it oppressive but over a few weeks when they see that through these meetings they can actually cut through the red tape, they will start enjoying it.

Most of these are medium to long-term strategies. I would suggest that you announce them along with the rough time-frames so that citizens at large understand the journey they are involved in. This will also help buy you time so that critics like me do not pounce on you for results every week, week after week.

Wishing you the best.

Preet K S Bedi

India AND its economic future

India and its future

The Indian economy has shown a remarkable growth in the past two decades (at an average of more than 7%) after Dr. Manmohan Singh, finance minister 1991, liberalized the economy for Foreign Direct Investment to flow unreservedly into the country. Economist argue that the Indian economy being socialist capitalist and taking the best from both socialist and capitalist to generate maximum interest to the investors as well as to generate a social fulfilment. By taking no proper stand it has given birth to corruption, redtapism and bureaucracy. The India Inc has been fighting a lone battle against the government until now before Anna Hazare, a social activist took up the fight against corruption gathering society sentiments and public strength behind the cause. The way he carried out his campaign remains debatable but the cause is a golden one,

Institutional change government has to implement:

With the change of outlook from anti-business to pro-business the government has helped to brisk the growth of Indian economy. This economic reforms and governments attitude was just a opener resulting in huge demand for IT in India. Changes of attitude within the leaders of INDIA INC has led government to think about updating and introducing reforms to help Indian economy and the INDIA INC leadership to achieve their vision . Reformation for government starts in itself in terms of Political and institutional reform to fulfil India’s aspiration to be a superpower in an emerging multi-polar world. The question arises is India destined to be a potential super power forever?

Fight against Corruption: The lokpal bill is considered to be the shell noise for the battle against corruption. If INDIA INC has to progress and achieve the super power status, the government has to provide a bureaucracy free pro business environment. The robust Indian society needs to wake up and fight the battle against this very aspect.

Investments into manufacturing segments: The government has to now start shifting focus from the IT industry and move onto the manufacturing industry. Well one can say that the growth of Indian Economy has primarily being because of the IT industry and the major revenues coming from US. United States of America with a dementing economy has poised a threat to major economies in the world including India and INDIA INC with a depreciating dollar and a huge debt its time to rethink the prime focus.

Educational Institutional Change: The gross enrolment ratio is 14 percent at present; it will be 30 percent by 2020.India will have 45 million students eligible for colleges, putting economic pressure on government to establish more universities. The policies will need to be liberalized and International private players would have to be allowed. There have been talks with the world renowned universities like the Harvard and Cambridge to set up off campuses in India.

Legal reforms: The legal system has to be changed and made corruption free. If India has to achieve the dream, the legal reforms have to happen soon and made accessible to the common man.

Women empowerment: The Indian women once considered being dependent and homely is now changing. Reforms need to be carried out to encourage female education and decrease the drop out rates by further giving incentives. To achieve 60% effective labor force the reforms has to be carried out. With 33% women reservation in the parliament, the government is leading by example. With different schemes run by the state government to encourage female education like the Balika samridhi yojna, Kishori Shakti Yojna, mid-day meal schemes is helping in achieving the goal. With a woman running the country’s largest ruling political party and having a woman president should be the right time to look for a change.

With USA under a debt of over $2 trillion to China, and the latest figure showing the US treasury having only $72 billion in cash until the debt ceiling is increased, it wont be wrong to say, US has a long way to catch up. There is always a fear of China dumping half of US bonds causing the dollar to plummet giving a threat to the world economy. If China doesn’t dump and US increases its debt ceiling by printing more money, the USD will depreciate giving huge loses to China. One can conclude that two of the world’s largest economies are under a constant threat of falling apart leaving a huge opportunity for India to fill the gap if the reforms are carried out soon.

Institutional change INDA INC has to implement:

INDIA INC comes from a history where Indian economy was closed and INDIA INC developed in anti-business environment and once the economy opened up and FDI’s started flowing into the economy, they thrived. The advantage INDIA INC has is the availability of cheap skilled labour. Another biggest advantage the INDIA INC enjoyed during the global downturn was the availability of Dr. Manmohan Singh as the prime minister of the country. His economic control and reforms helped INDIA INC not to be badly affected by the global recession as other global companies did. Thankfully the banking sector hasn’t being totally liberalized as the US and the government keeps a check on the banking activities. On the negative side, it acts as a barrier for offshore trading to take place in the country,

Among the corporate governance changes that few companies have agreed to, according to the Associated Press:

 Making sure that at least 60% of board members for any given company are from outsiders

 Pay for additional training for board members to improve their role and not leave them just to be the board decision makers.

 Give board members unimpeded access to employees which will provide them to use the real time information from employee to take any decision for the betterment of its governance.

 Strengthening of disclosure norms for IPO’s.

Aftermath of banking crisis in US, the government has now tightened the grip on the activities of the various sectors and is keeping a keen eye on the governance and policies. The listed companies have to give a detailed balance sheet on the operating cost and its future budgets and plans. INDIA INC has been the front runner in implementing the changes required by the government and is focusing on the over all improvement of the country and its social improvement. It believes that the Indian rural base is a potential consumer base and is working for the improvement of their life style in purse of them becoming their future customers.

Cultural Change:

The culture of Indians goes back to Indus Valley civilization to the Mauryan period to colonization and finally post Independence period. During the Mauryan period, India was considered to be one of the super powers of the world and it was referred to as ‘golden bird’. The attitude of the country in unison should be towards working towards achieving the lost glory. The Indian youth should be encouraged to join the political governance and help in developing a country they want to live in. The attitude of Indian youth should change from ‘chalta hai’ (let go) to asking questions at what they feel is wrong. From being a suppressed middle class, they need to rise and revolt against any injustice and help reform the country,

With the future projections shown by Pricewaterhousecoopers it is clear that the Indian Economy will be the largest economy by the year 2050. China and Russia would fall cause of lack of youth population. When the Indian economy is totally based upon the progress of youth, the youth needs to wake up and start reforming the country.


To be very honest i was really afraid of what could be the outcome of rab ne… . it was very unlike adi to go about without much of publicity and hoopla about his movie.yes, my friends, he knew he didn’t have to waste any mullah on he had with him the leading superstar of INDIA- Mr. Shahrukh Khan.

And he has proved everyone right.After the barbaric 26/11 where my INDIA had its financial capital,aamchi mumbai under seige,politicians were being slammed and my nation was shaken.we needed something to cheer about.the Indian film industry better called as bollywood was under threat. people where not really willing to step out of their safe houses and we have this man seeing everything from mannat.It had to be India’s megastar who could only save indian film industry from what it had to go through.

came 12/12/2008, a film from the yashraj camp released. directed by the best available director in india- Mr. aditya chopra.All srk fans and foes lined up to watch the epic saga – RAB NE BANA DI JODI,which is to change the outlook of indian cinema. the lover boy goes out again to pull in the crowd.after all the reigning undisputed biggest brand available in nation was releasing his sole movie of the year. the crowds pulled up to the the news began to pour in about the goodness of the movie there was no turning back.people from all walks of life came in to witnesses the creation of what is the next MILESTONE AFTER DDLJ. the critics all fucked up with the movie,some even went ahead to say that this is one of the biggest disaster in the film industry but they were forgetting one thing and that is mr. king khan- the ultimate actor with a fan base one can even not imagine.

the movie has gone on to set new records by making more than INR 90 crores in the first week itself and doing really well all over the world.everyone had to shutup

the movie brought out yet again the excellence of aditya chopra,srk, gullable and cute surinder sahni(character played by srk),over the top raj(alter-ego),vinay pathak and ultimately gave indian film industry its new star(anushka sharma).

the song sequence where kajol and srk come together brings back the ultimate memories of ddlj…waiting very eagerly to see both of them together yet again in my name is khan.i heard srk is rite now in los angeles shooting for the film.