And that day, I too became corrupt!

1760000 crores. This was the estimated loss to the nation in the infamous 2G coal scam.  This, added with other corruption scams heated up the country’s common man who had become helpless. The public became furious. There were protests. There was the revolutionary ‘Anna Andolan’. Issues like corruption took centre stage in every conversation- in…

The Great Indian Reservation System

When I was in class 12th preparing for my board exams, I told a distracted boy sitting next to me in Economics class to study, else he will not get into a good college. He seemed abnormally relaxed and said- ‘You worry about yourself. I will get admission in the best colleges. I am an…

Its time to get angry!

The inspiration for this post comes from different places, dots that suddenly connected today. Hearing a senior officer say- ‘nobody dies of cold’ when being interrogated about riot victims dying in Muzaffarnagar. It comes from seeing leaders of a political party beating up the guy at toll bridge for simply doing his duty and asking…

A vote for change

My facebook newsfeed was buzzing with ‘go out and vote’ statuses and  pictures of people with the inked index finger. The reason?  Today was Delhi Assembly elections and anyone can vouch that there has been a very different sort of wave in the Capital, a revolution almost. There was a time when getting up, going…