Corruption Trips Up India’s Rise

Corruption Trips Up India’s Rise

The growing scandal over a newly built apartment tower in Mumbai, and the collapse of an old building in Delhi on the night of November 15, killing over 60 people reflect the peril that haunts Indians everyday – lack of secure property right, and strangulating...
Farmer fights corruption for a decade

Farmer fights corruption for a decade

Here is a typical news about a small farmer’s 10 year battle against corrupt land record officials in Medak District in Andhra Pradesh. The farmer had inherited 3 acres of agricultural land from his father. He had all the relevant papers. Yet, one day, he was...
Manipulating Zoning Laws

Manipulating Zoning Laws

The following news item in ToI today, illustrates the reason why supply of land is kept artificially scarce by the authorities, why developers juggle to seek control of land, and how by getting the authorities to change the land use permission, developers reap huge...