Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Corruption: Part 1






Over the last few months the word Corruption is been consistently in the news. The word baffled me enough to look for its actual meaning. And, I must say that no other site would quench your thirst better then the Wikipedia.   
We must comprehend our-self with few basic things before showing our support for mass movements like the one we witnessed last week. Never get carry away with such movements. We should bind this in our mind that wiping out an evil like corruption will take years. Yet, movements against social evils like corruption acts as an igniter and more of a catalyst to start a process which will definitely yield an output in the long run.
Wikipedia informed me that corruption is of several types; it may be a political, social, police, spiritual, corporate, linguistic, etc. More of I came to know that the most common type of corruption is Political. And, in a democratic country like ours the political corruption is the root cause of all other corruption. So if we truly want to throw off corruption from our country than we must strive hard to bring a political change.
Sometimes, I get tormented by an illogical reasoning that corruption follows a lower order hierarchy i.e. from bottom to top. Such type of baseless thinking is totally inane. A middle class person never gives bribe to an official willingly. He succumbs to the pressure and compromises with the corrupt system. Even, the official taking bribe is under constant pressure to supply funds to his senior. And, this cycle continues to only end after reaching a minister. That means for eradicating corruption we must eradicate corrupt ministers as he/she is the only person who favors corruption willingly.
Voting alone has the power of bringing a positive change in the democracy. We must thank our constitution makers who bestowed us with this precious gift. But, every boon comes with an equal responsibility. If we don’t vote than we lose our moral right of speaking against the government.
I found a two-fold use of voting when I came to know about several districts in moist affected areas where people boycotted the last general elections. We must declare that if in 5 years time the ruling political party fails to live onto the people expectations or the promises which they did before coming into power remains unfulfilled than there will be a country wide boycott of the general elections.
Another way is to crisp up the things. We must force the government in bringing out a law that will accuse the major political party running the government of carelessness if any during the 5 year tenure which will further result in cancellation of nomination paper of the MP’s of the concerned party in the next general elections. 
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25 comments:

  1. Agree here with you that before showing support for any mass movements one must comprehend himself with few basic things, but this is where we Indian lag i suppose, we just don't even bother about it and simply start following the crowd with a candle or banner for that matter in our hands.

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  2. Completely agree with you, Rachit. We must all exercise our right to vote, and demand that the government lives upto and fulfils the promises made to the people before assuming power. Power comes with responsibility and the government has to prove its credentials to the people who voted for them in the first place. Great post.

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  3. agreed. but this time the crowd which is known for not to give vote has come up with a huge support for anna hajare. we must start at our own. great write up.

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  4. great post...
    just one thing...i still believe that follows a bottom to top path...you thing that normal ppl are not corrupt? then why do you think so many pirated CDs/movies and musics sell in India?why is that ppl bribe police in order to escape penalty? we do not give bribe to 'babus' willingly coz it is our 'precious' money and not b'coz we r saint...had we been saint the girls would have felt much safer in the roads...and also we elect politicians...but these politicians comes from us...if general people become good, the whole nation will...

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  5. Recent case of Egypt...is a live example....d insipiration 4 us and telling us d way 2 stand against d corruption...India has to UNITE....

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  6. Ifranuddin: Thanks Sir for commenting over here and wait for the second part of the post which will be more insightful. Keep coming back :)

    Rachna: Thanks Ma'am for such pleasurable words. And, yeah voting is the only thing which can bring a positive change in the working of the government. Hope that the government passes the Right to rejection bill soon.

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  7. Anu: Yeah, the educated people in our country takes election days as a gazetted holiday enjoying with their family. This thinking needs a dynamic change. Keep coming back :)

    Sub:I read few months back in English Daily Tribune that most of the pirated cd's and software's companies are run by goons who are backed by some or the other powerful ministers. So everywhere the road ends in a minster house. Also, government never have a dearth of competent laws to curb this malpractices. All they lack is an affirmative attitude. Stay tuned for the second part. :)

    Priyanka: Both the countries should never be looked up from same eyes. Thanks for commenting over here. :)

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  8. corruption has always been associated with countries like ours and its a fact as well. lower order is abide to pay bribe if he wants some work done and the same goes for the middle class as well. It is a vicious cycle that need to be put on a halt. great post and i really appreciate that u wrote a post on such a core issue : )

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  9. Kiran: Thanks for commenting over here. Stay tuned for the second part. :)

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  10. We need electoral reforms...urgently. Great apt post.

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  11. Alka Ma'am: definitely, and I guess government is keen on moving the bill in this monsoon season of parliament. It was really hard to accept that I and my blog lost a follower like you. :(

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  12. Hi Rachit..there is an award for you on my blog.

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  13. Rachna: Thanks Ma'am for honouring my blog.. awards are always welcome guests. :)

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  14. Great post! Well corruption is the most common issue of Indo-Pak. Looking forward for part 2!

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  15. Hi Rachit,
    That is a nice read. Corruption is the bane of every society that wants to progress and ours has been at the bottom of it.

    However, I disagree that people never give bribe and they are forced to give it. There are plenty of instances where people have given bribes to get favours such as building violations, seats on the train coaches etc. I would divide the corruption matrix as 70/30 for politician and common man.
    Best regards,
    Ashvini

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  16. Hanif: Yeah, India and Pak both are being tormented by this problem. We must look forward for some joint talks on this issue too :D

    Keep coming back :)


    Ashvini: Ohh wonderful thoughts .. it was great to hear someone else thoughts on a burning topic. Keep coming back.. :)

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  17. they say charity begins at home......lets work towards a cleaner country starting from our cupboards!!!!

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  18. verry good topic....actually,,, if any state free from corruption then it will truly called a democratic state....we all say we want democracy and change but if there is a corruption how can a 'democrat' rule...? ur thoughts r clear in this way...good :)

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  19. Nitu: Yeah you are absolutely right.. :)

    Sumaiya : Thanks for coming here and dropping your comments. Keep coming back.. :)

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  20. Voting holds the power to change is true. But one also has to realize stability is required factor. When we are aware that Political Corruption is rampant, asking for frequent change in political leadership at the behest of Voting power, will not do any good. When there is a change at the apex level, more than rectifying the errors, the blame game begins.

    Using Voting power to change the heads back and forth, will not help, is something a constitutional democracy like ours has to realize.

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  21. Viyoma: Its a pleasure to see you here.. and thanks for your insightful comment.. :) Keep coming back.. :)

    And yeah, I agree with you and we have to realize this that in-spite of in an early stage of our democracy we need to realize the power of electoral reforms and voting process.

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  22. Rachit nice ideas you have... corruption and all, i hate it.. when i see all that happening it makes me boil from inside, and i always have thought of doing something about it... someday i am gonna do that.. :) :) Nice one :):)

    Cheers,

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  23. Tanvi: great to see you back here.. :) Keep coming back.. :)

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  24. Well said, corruption is not new.. all countries has corrupt officials!



    yahomail

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  25. Tanvi: Thanks for commenting over here.. and don't miss the second part of it.. its more boiling and happening :)

    PinoyPHP : Welcome to weakest link.. you might like other post too :)

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