the provider of money is always the boss. there are no exceptions to this rule. different bosses may have different agendas but to think that those who give money have no agenda to enforce or leave you to make your own decisions is living in self delusion.
i think the source of funding is extremely important. it can set agendas and dictate ideological leanings. that does not mean all foreign funding should be suspect, though i look upon it as undesirable. domestic funding is slim in india. still that too should be investigated.
in this age of free market, we must remember that nothing comes for free, money especially not. it is a market. money givers buy. they buy brains. some are so sophisticated in the trade, you don't even realise you have sold your brains to them!
and political parties taking funds from abroad is even worse. they are likely to be law makers and rulers and rulers who depend on outside influences for money are bound to keep their needs on priority.
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