India fights its reputation of being one of the most corrupt nations in the world, even as the Father of the nation, Gandhi’, had a new book alluding to his bi-sexuality and asking questions about his reputation. The book has clearly lost the interest it piqued when it was first reported and most Indians seemed quite okay about it, though there were the usual smattering of outrage and calls for ban so characteristic of traditional India.
Corruption has been new India’s worry and national shame and only the recent Cricket world cup win has taken the common man’s attention off of corruption. The stage was however set… the large enraged middle class, often struck with helplessness in the whole system of corruption was looking for a spark. And it came in the form of Anna Hazare, a 71-year old activist, who has invoked Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement with a fast unto death to introduce the 1968 Lok Pal bill which has been bypassed by succesive governments. The Gandhi reputation sure seems unshaken! Read the rest of this entry »
Now much of the attention is on Japan’s nuclear power plant blasts following the deadly earthquake and tsunami. This could soon be the worst nuclear accident after Chernobyl. Radiation levels are a shocking 1,000 times above normal around the Japanese nuclear plant.
Japan had the misfortune to declare its first-ever emergency at a nuclear power plant because of a cooling system failure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor, thanks to emergency generators being knocked out during the 8.9 magnitude earthquake. As the emergency grew, the evacuation area and level of panic grew by the minute.
The reputation of nuclear energy was boasted wildly over the years as the savior for the power crunch the world has been facing. The one prime reason was to satiate the growing need of energy, particularly for countries with limited or no reserves of fossil fuels. Ever since then reactors of all sizes and shapes mushroomed across the world to square the need for energy, without which huge populations of the world lead a miserable future, according to them. Read the rest of this entry »
The former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin found herself in the firing range as her opponents unleashed fiery criticisms in the wake of the Arizona massacre that left six people dead. Some of her political opponents suggested that the violent political rhetoric could have played a role in the attempted assassination of Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Mrs. Palin has been criticized for the website that she created “Take Back the 20″, which included a map of the US with cross hairs on congressional districts of Democrat candidates including Miss Giffords, which she had singled out for defeat. Read the rest of this entry »
Being Reputation Management Consultants, Reputation Management For.com, have come with our list of top 10 reputation crashes in the year that was! Being the festive season and all, we’re doing it as honors awarded to the great captains of Industries, firms, celebrities and brands that went through a reputation storm in 2010… Read the rest of this entry »