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As we turn the pages, we notice an incremental cadence of a national movement gathers pace with time. Small efforts limited in purpose, rooted in reality and catering to immediate ills build towards a larger goal.
The goals of a movement for transparency start from practical, tangible demands for payment of minimum wages and access to job cards for workers maintained by their government contractors. This brings realisation, that welfare reforms need to be rooted in the realities of the indigent.
Policies which are designed to benefit the marginalised cannot remove them as stakeholders from the process of its formation.
While the libraries of calm and comfort spur our intellect, committee rooms facilitate expert deliberation, the policy proposals of such environments when done to the exclusion of a jan sunwai village hearing , will continue to be handicapped in their real-world applications.
Effective application of state policy requires the advocacy, conversation, leadership of women, Dalits and the chronically poor. A natural outgrowth of these community efforts is the incremental process, in which over time a collective by the name of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan MKSS is formed. These bring modest success, coming first as a trickle of information before building to a flood.
Constant negotiations which start from district officials, end up reaching the floor of the State Assembly, soon catching the attention of journalists from the metropolis who become campaigners for the right to information movement. Greater partnership between the village and the city brings one of the most significant turning points of the RTI Story.
It demonstrates a tactical agility when the campaigners are able to draw strength from the grassroots of the hinterland to the towering Jamun trees of central Delhi. It helps in the drafting of a law through the aegis of the Press Council of India that goes through several rounds of consultation and metamorphosis until it is finally enacted in A legacy of idealism, seemingly overdone and preachy in times where basic human morality and kindness are viewed as weakness.
Coming at this tenuous moment where transparency and public accountability face grave threats, the RTI Story provides a compelling antidote to contemporary cynicism. The campaigners themselves acknowledge growing threats to greater accountability and transparency.
One can almost imagine this being said by a grinning child oblivious to the power of these words. Nov 15, Vijay Ivaturi rated it really liked it.
This is a must read book for every Indian. We must understand the problems faced by citizens whichever economic or social class they belong to as everyone is a victim of corruption.
Perpetrators of corruption in one act of life become victims in another act. This books takes you through that journey beautifully.
RTI is such a powerful Act and it makes me wonder why the educated class is so ignorant about it. A majority of problems we face in our day to day lives can be taken head on with acts like RTI. This books talks about the various aspects of this law, how various political parties and bureaucrats reacted to it and how it eventually came into existence.
Very good read! Few areas where the book does fall short - most of the people involved in RTI movement have their own political bias and that is evident in the book at times. This is not desirable. Next thing missing is the final stages of passing the law between years and which gets very little coverage in this book.
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I have also heard that she is still there locked up in one room.
I picked this book many years ago because the funds from the sale of this book were being given for her welfare. The book is a piece of investigative journalism and is well written. Some of the chapters seem a little melodrmatic.
Read it if you like to read on investigative journalism related topics. This is the one about Aruna Shanbhag, a nurse at the KEM hospital in Bombay, and the story of how things just got left to wither away and die - evidence, family support, sympathy, even Aruna.
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Being Reshma. Reshma Qureshi with. The Sheena Bora Case. Once Was Bombay. Deaf Heaven. Pinki Virani is an author, journalist, social campaigner, and human rights activist, who hails from Mumbai.
She has written other nonfiction books such as Bitter Chocolate: Virani obtained a Master s in Journalism from Columbia University.
After returning to Mumbai, she worked as an editor for Mid Day. She tirelessly advocates for various human rights laws which promote human dignity. The success of all four of her books earned her a National Award. Virani is married to Shankkar Aiyar, a noted journalist and public intellectual.
Together, they divide their time between Pune, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Product details Format: Kindle Edition File Size: Penguin; 1 edition 14 October Sold by: