January 26, 2006
Aaman Lamba

Politics is all about opinions!

If you think things can go better, or perhaps there's no hope, tell the world what should be done in this open comments space

Comment about anything politics-related here, especially with a South Asian focus. The usual comment policy applies - avoid personal attacks, despite this being the Politics section, and as long as your comments have something — anything — to do with politics, they're welcome. Talk about corruption, the lack of transparency, good governance, oligarchies, rumors that you need to get off your chest - you name it!

Aaman Lamba is the Publisher of Desicritics.org, a Blogcritics network site. He also blogs, more infrequently nowadays, at Audit Trails Of Self
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January 26, 2006
07:29 AM

India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan have a long history of Accountability issues and accountability is a key requirement of good governance. Not only governmental institutions but also the private sector and civil society organizations must be accountable to the public. Who is accountable to whom varies depending on whether decisions or actions taken are internal or external to an organization or institution. In general an organization or an institution is accountable to those who will be affected by its decisions or actions. Accountability cannot be enforced without transparency and the rule of law.

Jessica Spitz
February 1, 2006
08:31 PM

Awesome site!!! found it from the subject to discussion show last night with Phil Winn on it. My dad is a Pakistani and this is great. not sure if you can listen to podcasts if your in Asia but its the latest show on http://subject2discussion.vitalpodcasts.com

Phillip Winn
February 1, 2006
11:33 PM

Great! Welcome, Jessica. Desicritics.org is a fantastic site, so stick around!

February 26, 2006
11:53 PM

A phrase that I say quite often in politics is that it doesn't really matter where you are, but where you are facing. It comes up in conversations comparing political issues in different countries, such as conversations about political corruption. While India has had a problem, its direction is towards better accountability and transparency. While Canadians perceive themselves as above this, I perceive Canada as facing in the direction of increasing corruption. While we should always remember where we come from and be proud of the accomplishments of our predecessors, we can only really influence the present and are responsible for the present. Canadians can't be apathetic to the direction we are facing simply because our predecessors travelled far in a different direction.

(Commentary on Bruce Sterling's "Shaping Things")

March 4, 2006
10:52 PM

Imran Khan is among hundreds arrested as Pakistan cracks down on protests over visit.

March 5, 2006
01:22 AM

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them - Paul Valery.

June 9, 2006
06:18 AM

Pakistan has boosted its defense budget by 12% and will provide $3 million in aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian National Authority

Deepti lamba
August 9, 2006
11:41 AM

A convicted Islamic militant in Pakistan is executed by hanging after President Pervez Musharraf rejected his mercy plea.

February 26, 2007
04:27 PM

Is any one feeling strongly about the subsidies to oil companies and how long this may last in the current fiscal conditions?

February 27, 2007
01:05 PM

What about IT and IteS companies...subsidies in 2006-2007 amounted to about 6600 crores ...

February 28, 2007
03:01 AM

fulfilled!!!! MAT for IT cos!!!!!

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