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D Mervin Ffingir writes, and having writ, moves on:
Monday, August 22, 2011
A number of posts I found interesting and informative. Please also read Amit Varma's post, Anna's Song, where he has put together a similar selection (warning: links to this blog) and Prajnya's page dedicated the Lok Pal debate, which has a large number of links from different perspectives.
In no particular order:
India needs reforms, not a super babu - Kanchan Gupta - Daily Pioneer
Is there a teaching moment we're missing today? - Swarna Rajagopalan (personal blog)
I'd rather not be Anna - Arundhati Roy - The Hindu
Rupees, Annas And Vice - Gautam Patel (personal blog, but a piece that has appeared in the TOI's Mirror set of city newspapers)
Why Anna Hazare is wrong and Lok Pal a bad idea - Nitin Pai - (personal blog, The Acorn, part of The National Interest)
Of the few, by the few and Time to step back (both by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, in Indian Express)
A thinktank brings Anna the eyeballs - Rahul Kanwal - India Today
The Making of an Authority: Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi - Mukul Sharma - Kafila (a collective blog)
The dangers of a movement - Ranjit Hoskote - Tehelka
The Insurgent - Mehboob Jeelani - Caravan
Jan Lok Pal: unconstitutional, unnecessary - Amba Salelkar - Pragati (part of The National Interest)
Hazare is no Gandhi - Salil Tripathi - The Daily Star
Reign of the Tin Men - Shoma Chaudhury with Revati Laul, The third flight path - Shoma Chaudhury, with an interview with Aruna Roy and Lokpal: An option without a fast or fuss - Revati Laul (all Tehelka)
Answering Anna’s critics: 10 posers and rebuttals - R Jagannathan - Firstpost
Protesters We Like: Anna, Arundhati and the doublespeak of dissent - Lakshmi Chaudhry - Firstpost
Hazare's solution is no solution at all - Aakar Patel Friday Times
Dreams at the barricades - Mihir Sharma - Indian Express
Hazare, Khwahishein Aisi: Desiring a new politics, after Anna Hazare and beyond corruption - Shuddhabrata Sengupta - Kafila
Are we missing anything? Please leave links in the comments. Thank you.
A patriarch for the nation? - The nation’s problems cannot be solved by a supercop - Ramachandara Guha - The Telegraph
Annationalism - Shekhar Gupta - Indian Express
A tale of two movements - Amita Baviskar - The Times of India
The long shadow of the Ramlila stage - Ashutosh Varshney - Indian Express
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