SHILPA VENKATRAMAN The Indian Express Group


‘Hello RTI, I am a fruit seller, I have a ration card problem’

Friday 26 January '07

RTI helpline run by Manjunath Trust gets 100 calls daily on how the Act can be used to get things done
Bihar first state where you can dial a number to exercise your right to know

Saturday 23 December '06

Using your right to information could not get easier than this. Soon, Bihar will be the first and only state in the country where...
A memorial for Manjunath a yr after murder: national RTI helpline

Sunday 29 October '06

Friends of Manjunath Shanmugham have thought of an innovative memorial for him on his first death anniversary.
One yr of RTI and not one erring staffer has paid fine

Saturday 14 October '06

In the year since the Central Right to Information Act came into effect, the Central Information Commission, the apex appellate authority, has not got even one of the three officials on whom it impose...
Drug brands popular with addicts sell the most

Tuesday 3 October '06

According to the latest data on the top selling medicines, the highest selling brands are those that are used by drug addicts.
Equal & separate: In AIIMS hostels, SC/ST means you live with your own

Tuesday 26 September '06

A majority of SC/ST students at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the country’s premier medical school which was at the heart of anti-quota protests recently...


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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