And outsource the "100" call centre outside India (to prevent babu interference) with audio recordings of calls with transcripts available online with a reference number. Saves people from filing RTI applications and possibly getting murdered :-(
It's ironic and beyond belief that murdered RTI activist Shehla Masood's father feels helpless with no hope of getting justice from the JBP (Judge-Babu-Pandu) trio because he has no connections while I recoil in horror in the knowledge that a very senior police public servant in India is personally following up on a recently lost Iphunwa because the phone owner knows him.
The system is not even one sided. It has become totally lop sided in favour of connections and personal favours.
The corrupt-criminal nexus are focused and determined to protect their turf and interests at all costs including brazen murder. They are willing to and through public executions (that is what it should be called) of RTI activists send their messages to the common person not to mess with them.
Wish the common person showed their determination to similarly protect their interests - through legal means not vigilante justice. With the existing (to use an RM'ism) NBJP modus-opernadi & nexus there is just no way to do it at a scale that will brown the dhotis of the NBJP's.
However flawed it may be, I think for the 1st time since independence, AH offers common people that hope and rallying point for the possibility of change. With AH, they are willing to take the punt rather than sit and do nothing.
It's not only about the economy stupid!
Currently we are a booming economy with frankly poor governance. A scorching 8-9% growth is not the be all and end all though it is very important and should be a priority. I don't know of any historical or contemporary (last 50 years) example where a country has continued to prosper economically over a period of time without good governance. Is the expectation that we will buck this trend?