Let me be frank. There are only occasional things that make me optimistic about India. Mainly because I see so much venality and corruption in the people who govern us, across the spectrum.
Which is why the news I just heard a few minutes ago is a double whammy. For it's about a man whose integrity I have boundless respect for joining the government, and therefore it gives me reason for optimism.
Shailesh Gandhi, a man I've been proud to call a friend for 15 years now, has just been appointed Central Information Commissioner.