When the UPA government in 2005 piloted the Right to Information Act through Parliament, it marked an epoch in citizens’ rights. Anyone and everyone can now ask how the government works for their welfare, a radical change from the customary secrecy that envelops its functioning. It has inspired countless people in every part of the country to peel back the layers of bureaucracy, in the process exposing dozens of scams in virtually every department. It’s been a period of sheer joy fo