Indian activist Anna Hazare seems to demand two things: one, Lokpal, a commissioner for investigating and prosecuting government officials allegedly involved in corruption; two, Parliament enact his anti-corruption bill.

They have hundreds of thousands of followers in India, and their current activities are inking newspapers, filling airwaves, and storing gigabytes.  They are Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social worker Kisan Baburao Hazare, fondly called Anna.

Now that the United States completed the operation of finding and killing of Osama bin Laden, a master behind the death of 2976 innocent people in New York, including 236 foreigners, on 11 September 2001, many in America are asking whether Pakistan knew if bin Laden was hiding in her backyard.

Recently, an Indian leader fasted – abstained from food – to end the pervasive practices of bribery in India.  This raises two questions: one, how effective is the tool called fast in ending the corruption, and second, how does one minimize, if not eliminate, corruption.

Japan suffered three devastating blows, one after another: an earthquake tore her first, then a tsunami, and then a nuclear power station.  Now, this gentle and generous nation is left with too many broken pieces, too many missing lives, and too many mourners.

The recent turmoil in diktat nations across the Middle East and northern Africa has caught the attention of rulers and ruled around the world.  People in this region are gathering in masses to express their frustrations and anger, and are revolting against their leaders.