Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 Aug 1968) is an Indian social activist working under the banner India Against Corruption. He was an Indian Revenue Service official before joining sociali and political activities. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India's Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people. Kejriwal is also a Saathi (fellow) of the Association for India's Development, a Global Impact award winning NGO. In 2006 after resigning from IRS,he founded an NGO Public Cause Research Foundation by donating his Magasaysay award money as corpus fund. In 2010, he along with a few like minded people formed India Against Corruption which aimed at enacting of strong and effective anti-corruption law in India. Arvind Kejriwal was born on 16 August 1968, Haryana. His father was an engineer and he spent most of his childhood...
Ramachandran Thirumurthy updated the Blog
on May 04, 2013 , 09:39 am
OF DELHI'S POWERPLAY AND POWERBILLS
Arvind Kejriwal has an important point to make. He wants to challenge flawed and unfair State control of essential resources. For this he had used Gandhian methods of Satyagraha. He himself called it just 'Upavas', perhaps not wishing to give himself airs. After all, the Satyagrahis are unmatched exemplars of self sacrifice and non-violent warriors of the Freedom Movement led by that beacon of Truth and Non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi. Any one who has delved deeply into the recorded history of the more »
Kejriwal's political ambitions over reforms?
Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to form Aam Aadmi Party and contest Delhi assembly elections has come as a huge surprise to me. I used to look up to him as an agent of change along with Anna Hazare but now I think it was his political ambitions that b more »
Will you vote for the Aam Aadmi Party in general elections?
In case the Aam Aadmi Party gets a chance to compete against the other big-wigs in the General Election, will you, the Indian voter, vote for Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party? more »
Ajay Kalra posted the Blog
on Apr 03, 2013 , 10:04 am
Have Anna, Arvind Kejriwal lost charm?
As India continued to struggle with corruption, suddenly, one Anna Hazare stood up and started a campaign against corruption. Soon, the countrymen, who were fed up with government’s biased policies and reforms join in support. While Anna along with his confidante Arvind Kejriwal decided to go on a hunger strike until the Lokpal bill was passed, humungous crowd sat at the Ramlila Maidan to support them, think they are doing this would any personal interests. Then suddenly news of t more »