About Ashwin Mahesh 96 Articles
Ashwin Mahesh has been involved in public policy for Bengaluru through his work with the Karnataka government. The views expressed here are his own. He is a member of the Lok Satta party. He is also CEO of Mapunity Information Services, and a director at Oorvani Media, publisher of Citizen Matters and India Together. He is also a visiting faculty with the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore.

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  1. Rather than asking “Let’s ask ourselves”, It should really be “Let me ask myself – What was I doing in ABIDe for five years?”. And you should ask your mentor “what was he doing during his tenure as Commissioner of BMP and Chief Secretary of Karnataka?”.

    The “Politician-Retired Bureaucrat-Servile Intellectual” problem is also very real. Retired Bureaucrats, Former Professors, NGO’s pretending to be neutral and power hungry intellectuals also get co-opted into the corrupt nexus to get perks in Vidhana Soudha.

    That is why we see no progress on issues that afflict citizens.

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