Anna Hazare and Corruption

After talking about corruption and Balram’s entrepreneurship in escaping the system last week, I thought Anna Hazare’s hunger strike against corruption was representative of this battle. Not only is the hunger strike representative of Gandhian principles in practice in modern India, but also of the Two Indias, one of democratic principles and one of continued corruption. Here’s an article that describes the situation in more depth:

Another aspect of this protest that is interesting is the increase in support through social media, which resonates with my experience because of many of my cousins’ statuses regarding the issue.


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