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The Jan Lokpal Bill-IV: Questions we need to be asking

Posted on May 11, 2011

In this, the next post in the series, T.R. Raghunandan, spokesperson, shares… Read more

Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption: Fruits of a Mass Movement

Posted on May 06, 2011

In this post, we share with you the events leading up to the formation of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in Hong Kong. It reinforces… Read more

Our Wheel of Change

Posted on May 05, 2011

If you have been following’s activities, you would know that we believe in Read more

The Department of Law and (dis) Order

Posted on May 04, 2011

Ask any citizen which department is considered the most corrupt, and the police are sure to figure somewhere on the list. This impression is reinforced… Read more

The Scam Scroll of (Dis)honour

Posted on May 02, 2011

For every rule in India, there is an alternative provided to break it. For every regulation, there is a way found around it. We evidently love breaking… Read more

The Lokpal Bill: A citizen's viewpoint

Posted on April 28, 2011

Bharati Sekhar, a concerned citizen, shares her perspective on the Lokpal Bill while evaluating its visible pros and cons.


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It's a fast. Not blackmail.

Posted on April 28, 2011

T.R. Raghunandan, Ex-IAS officer and Co-ordinator, shares with us his views on Anna Hazare’s fast and why naysayers should not be… Read more

Lies, Bribes and Government Babus-II

Posted on April 22, 2011

Some time ago, ipaidabribe featured the real-life story of corruption at the Nagpur Improvement Trust, Maharashtra (Read more

Small changes, big impact

Posted on April 20, 2011

In the second part of this blog post examining the democratic structure and its role in facilitating political corruption, ex-IAS officer, T. R. Raghnunandan… Read more

Is political corruption a fall out of democratic structures?

Posted on April 18, 2011

In a two-part blog series, Ex-IAS officer, T.R Raghunandan examines the democratic structure for possible causes contributing to the emergence and… Read more