Columns on anti-corruption…

Why February Kranti is no August Kranti!
February 21, 2015,

Why does India worship its criminals?
October 8, 2014,

Dozens of politicians in jail soon? Possible!
October 8, 2014,

Everybody loves black money in India!
June 23, 2014,

You’re corrupt. I’m corrupt. We’re all corrupt!
13 December, 2012,

Why the corrupt get away in India
28 May 2012,

The A to Z of Anna Hazare
25 March 2012,

Open Letter to Anna Hazare…
16 January 2012,

Us vs Them: Where Anna scored heavily
7 September, 2011,

Why any kind of Lokpal is necessary
4 September, 2011,

The Anna revolution: Victory or defeat?
29 August, 2011,

7 ways to end corruption in India…
22 August, 2011,

Viva Anna! Long live the revolution!
18 August, 2011,

An Open Letter to the Congress Party…
16 August, 2011,

The A to Z of the Lokpal “nautanki“…
16 June, 2011,

India’s long fight against corruption
30 April, 2011,

Change begins in Maharashtra
15 April, 2011,

Tatas vs A Raja: India’s corruption gap
13 April, 2011,

Do we Indians actually want corruption?
25 March, 2011,

Many a slip between the Lokpal Bill and Act…

The Lokpal Bill was presented in Parliament in 1968.

Since then… man walked on the moon, Pakistan was split into two, India and Pakistan became nuclear powers, the PC entered households, BJP created, an Indian entered space, the Russian Communist Empire collapsed, we entered the Internet age, 9/11 happened, India saw 10 more people become PMs, an African American became US President, Anna Hazare brought India to a standstill over the Lokpal Bill, Sachin debuted and scored his 1st and 100th international century and retired, India launched Mars probe…


When the Lokpal Bill was presented in Parliament, Anna Hazare was in the army.

Since then… Anna served in the 1971 war, quit service, transformed his village Ralegan Siddhi, started a Grain Bank, launched many anti-corruption movements in Maharashtra, was jailed in Yerawada (Pune), got State ministers indicted, spearheaded RTI movement in State, helped pass Act stopping arbitrary transfers of officials, launched a campaign against Pawar, spearheaded August Kranti, was jailed in Tihar, saw the launch and electoral success of the Aam Aadmi Party…

Though some things never change…

In 1968 Pappu didn’t have any achievements because he wasn’t born.
In 2013 Pappu still doesn’t have any achievements.

Theme song…
Aayega aayega aayega aayega Lokpal ek din, aayega..

© Sunil Rajguru

In August, Anna had said… I’ll be back…

After the Fellowship of the Team Anna and The Two Fasts, we are looking at the Return of the Hunger King in December when Mr Hazare Goes to Delhi (the Sin City) to complete the Lord of the Fastings trilogy. But will Anna show True Grit and be The Rock or will he simply continue to call the government Liar Liar? The Congress on its part will look at Team Anna and say Look Who’s Talking!, continuing to call it the Enemy of the State.

What Lies Beneath the news? There will no point in Switching Channels as all of them will show the same ole Fight Club and The Social Network will be abuzz again with activity. The common man, meanwhile, is increasingly bent on showing his Fist of Fury.

But still, The Tihar Redemption looks unlikely and the UPA won’t rely on Transformers or go in for a new Avatar. It’s all badly Tangled:  The UPA could well sink like the Titanic The Day After Tomorrow in 2012. So all in all it does appear a Mission: Impossible.

India is all about Eat Pray Love? Come December and it could well only be Fast Swear Hate.


More Hollywood ways of looking at the April-August-December (if it takes place) fasts…

The Anna Identity. The Anna Supremacy. The Anna Ultimatum. (Bourne)

Anna. Anna Reloaded. Anna Revolutions. (Matrix)

These versions by Sunil Rajguru