Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Hidden Scourge - The New York Times

This particular article "In Bangalore, India, a Cuddle With Your Baby Requires a Bribe" by Celia W Dugger of The New York Times has done a good job in creating awareness in people on what they think about the Silicon Valley of the East.They have done a good job in bringing this episode into light, at the same time i feel sad about my nation, where people across every section of the society Rich or Poor has to cough up money for things to happen.


I have personally witnessed corruption in many different scenarios & sometimes u have to pay for them, otherwise the work simply gets delayed for silly reasons. Most of the educated living in this city are well aware of the corruption & also the *Great Men* who rule our Land. I feel we as a whole, are partly to be blamed for the existence of in our system today. To change this kind of a system, the people of this city and the country has to rise against *Corruption*.

So all those who are living in this City or in this Country have any suggestions on how to fight corruption?

4 comments:

Kuldeep said...

Hello Victims,

Yes,… we all are part and victims of this epidemic since last 25-30 years and learned to live with it. I think there is enough awareness among the literate/illiterates class of our society and everybody wana get rid of it. Best way would be to expose these corrupt habits to media as it brings some shame to these people/departments....some times some strict action are also taken...and a good lesson for people who thinks taking bribe is among their fundamental rights.

Actually all these start from the time recruitments is done in government offices purely on the basis of bribes(but not everybody comes through this).
SO once these kind on people are on chair …they continue this till retirement or till they get caught.

Remedy…

There is no prescribed remedy for this...as many cases have been fought and are still pending for years( Most of our leader are neck deep into it still ......)
But something interesting efforts to catch small fishes can be.....
These days Every News Channel(Z News, Star, AajTak) have made some number available to report this type of cases ...and from there they take this operation further. Programmes like “Crime Reporter” ,”Sansani” does the same thing. At least in this way not a single person(who is caught)...but the whole department is brought to broad daylight and becomes accountable ...and some action are taken. I feel we all want to get rid of it...but lacks initiative or have other important things to do...don’t wana waste time on this . But reporting this to media won't take much of your time and even no need disclose your identity. This way at least this people will know that there is somebody watching them.. But this again required a good follow up once case is reported. I hope this way we can do something to stop this …instead of nothing.

Vivek Kondur said...

You have summarised a lot of things in the first para.

But i don't feel our media always follows up all the cases till the end. There are some many sting operations done by the same news channels on Actors for getting more share of viewers and after few days everything dies down. Neither did our media play any role in Pautadi's case nor with the infamous conversations of Salman-Ash. If we keep going into the past scenarios of our Media, then we would definitely find a similar scenarios where they have let off handful cases.

Atleast in recent times, the News channels have made an effort in bringing the corrupt into light & have made the concerned authorities taking right actions. Kudos to all these News Channels.

Pallavi said...

corruption has become a way of life... and for granted SIGH... if the hand stops taking... maybe there will be a start to stop giving...

Vivek Kondur said...

Pallavi, if we are waiting for the hand to stop taking by its own, then i guess some severe natural calamity has to strike India.