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‘Coalgate’: Corruption, An Honest Bureaucrat And A Deeper Malaise In

‘Coalgate’: Corruption, An Honest Bureaucrat And A Deeper Malaise In India

The case of Harish Gupta, a retired member of the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), reveals the dramatic breakdown of confidence and trust in the state that the talk and practice of corruption can precipitate. Gupta has been embroiled in one of the most high-profile corruption scandals of the past two decades, the coal allocation "scam" or "Coalgate" as it is popularly known.
23/08/2016 3:52 PM IST
Britain Should Stop Trying To Pretend That Its Empire Was

Britain Should Stop Trying To Pretend That Its Empire Was Benevolent

Those under the "benevolent" rule of empire did not necessarily experience British imperialism as a gift. For many around the world, the costs of empire were not restricted to the occasional episode of violent repression, nor even to structural injustices such as the slave trade. Rather, these were systematic, everyday costs.
18/05/2016 10:06 AM IST