Sunday, October 12, 2008

Corruption in India

The last two decades of the existence of independence, India has seen a steep upward trend in the graph of existing corruption. The media, the public, the variety of forums for discussions and debates for the higher intellingensia are all neck deep buried in highlighting the rampant corruption in every sphere. In this debate the rural folk are also not far behind.
These days they are also very well aware of the malpractices in the highest of levels of all places. So much so that now, the average Indian has reached the highest level of disgust and disappointment at the way things are moving in this country.
Let us first of all understand what is meant by corruption and corrupt practices. In brief, anything that is below all standard norms of morality in a country, is called or defined as corruption and corrupt practices. These norms are a fixed standard in any given society, and when these are broken we say that, a society is getting corrupted. This corruption as we see it today is not a development that has come overnight, it has been a continuous process for the last several decades and, to – day it has seeped into the very blood stream of the system.
What we have to study next is, why and how this monster of corruption has taken such a firm hold on India so much so that, the country of the legendary Harischandra, the honest has reached the position of one of the top ten or so of corrupt countries of the world. This is no mean achievement, and has taken a few decades to fructify. It is not that, corruption did not exist earlier, it is not that to – day there are no honest people, then why do we all yes, I say all feel that, corruption is rampant everywhere and all the time. This is because of the simple reason that this malady has spread through the entire length and breadth of our social fabric and gone down to the deepest levels. How has this come to be? Would be quite a pertinent question.
The corrupt practices have now become our lifestyle to such an extent that, we do not seem to feel that there is anything wrong in what all we are doing., and that things should not be as they are. We, on the contrary are inclined to justify all wrong saying that, without doing wrong we cannot exist or be functional.
When we start thinking that corruption is a must, then I feel that the situation has reached a point of no correction. This present apathy shows how far the degradation of our values have reached, and how low the system has dipped. When we start justifying all the wrongs we do, it is the beginning of the end., as, we are not only doing wrong, we are at the same time thinking that it is correct, then where can the scope be for correction? It would be rather interesting to note and specify as to how this process of continuous degeneration started, for it is the root that grows into a magnum tree. It is thus of great value to know who put the seed that grew into this poisonous tree. In this connection, it is understand that, this degeneration started from the top echelons of society, and then percolated downwards, without a hurdle.
Who is at the top or the apex of our society? It is the set of people who have all the power that is invested in them by, us the people. Now, it is for the goodwill of this top layer of society to give the country’s society the trend it deems fit. Now, this layer at the top has been the politician who rules the country, and to say that the seeds of India’s corruption were sown by this class of our society, which has been at the helm of affairs of the country and today they have brought us t this point of no return as far as corruption is concerned. Where are politicians like Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, and above all, the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi? It appears that India has stopped producing men and women of such integrity. Perhapse the breed of such politicians and other men have stopped taking birth. Where is that erstwhile political party, the Indian National Congress, that loyally fought for the freedom of the country, where is the discipline to follow the clarion call of Mahatma Gandhi? All it seems to have been lost, and the same Congress that fought against foreign rule and ousted the foreigners is now all set to install a foreigner as the head of Independent India. What has all this come to, what can be the implications of a foreigner as the head of the state seem to be lost to this Congress which worked to oust the foreigners – what a degradation of values. Have we Indians lost all self respect, that we ourselves invite a foreigner to rule us? I dareasay we have become so immune to all finer feelings that we do not mind doing anything as long as we meet our ends. All this is the ugliest face of the corruption in India.
All our ethics, our self respect and love for our motherland is lost somewhere in the last fifty years. Today we are standing at the threshold of a new millennium with, the eerstwhile Indian National Congress and many other parties without a single leader of stature. What does this show that, in the span of more than century, Congress has failed to produce a single leader, leave alone a leader of the stature of Sardar Patel and the like. Today the sets of politicians of all political parties are just money spinning actors just working to establish estates for their seven generations. The vision of a great India in the yes of the freedom fighters has been lost somewhere in our move in the last fifty years.
When the oldest political party, the Congress presents such a dismal picture of honesty loyalty and service, what can be said or expected from the other much younger political parties. They are all bound to follow the footsteps of this erstwhile conglomerate of greedy money spinning politicians. Today, all the new political parties are following the path tread by the elder brother, the Congress, resulting in a mushroom growth of political parties all of the set pattern with no goals, no ethics, no ideals and no ideologies.
This level being the highest level of our society is seen to have become most corrupt in the last two decades and the public is very well aware of the multi-scam decades of the eighties and nineties. Now, the scenario at the very top, can hardly allow for any space for any honesty to persist in any other layer of society. So, from this topmost layer, corruption has percolated to all levels and in all spheres of activities, and all this sure enough because it suits the politician. The politician has encouraged the bureaucrat to be corrupt, and in turn the bureaucrat has enjoyed the protection of the politician, in all his nefarious activities. From the senior bureaucrat the virus of corruption has slowly and steadily seemed down to the lowest levels of functionaries. This has become a totally corrupt and incorrigible institution.
The Indian society in all its entirety is corrupt to the core, and now corruption is like a drug, without which the addict finds it difficult to survive. With this slow and steady and continuous spread of the fangs of corruption, today the situation is such that, there is no place or activity which is bereft of the fruits of corruption. Now, corruption has become our way of life and to uproot it is a Herculean task.
The tentacles of corruption can be dealt with only with an iron hand, and above all, must start cleaning from the top echelons of society. However, as we have seen umpteen times, this does not happen. Our experience shows that, as soon as a big name is involved in any corruption case, there is a lot of hullabulloo for some time, and it all dies down with the passage of time and the corruption continues unabated. How does this happen? This is very obvious for all those who have to be at the clearing end are bought, so, no damage can ever come to the so called high ups. This is the main reason why there is never any breakthrough in any scam. In this situation it will be a wonder if anything tangible can really be achieved for, the high ups cannot be touched, and the lower formations need not be touched – so we remain where we were at the beginning of any case.
The scams which have come to light in last one decade have amounted to multi – crores, they are being dealt with but, it is so shocking that no politician has yet been punished for siphoning off so much of wealth of a poor country, what can be expected in a country when its protectors themselves become criminals. When the senior can not be punished how can there be any cleaning at the bottom. It would not even be fair to punish the lower rungs of the ladder when the higher rungs continue to bask in the sunshine of their riches. The way in which these cases are being dealt with clearly indicate that no one will be hurt as, all those, yes all those who matter are involved in corruption. So, at present, the situation is of “who will bell the cat?” Everyone knows who the corrupt are but, the irony of our system is such that no one can be touched. If this situation remains any longer, it is a wonder if there could be any light at the end of the tunnel.
India is reaping what it has sown, and the seed of corruption has grown up into a full size magnum tree which perhapse cannot be changed, replaced or cut. It appears thus that for the time being at least, we have to bear with it. Only God can do some magic.
Irrespective of the status of the wrong doer everyone, big or small, high or low, must be dealt with an iron hand, and that also at a fast speed. What is the use of just a show of dealings against corruption, while in reality all cases are just quietly shelved banking on the fact that, public memory is very short. All these cases are just a farce into which now, the Indian public an not be very easily fooled. At present there is no remedy for this tragic situation we are in, except pray to God that, HE gives unto us a dictator who is capable enough to deal with this ogre of corruption with a strong hand or else it appears that we are doomed to drown in the deepest depths of corruption and that, we will soon find it impossible to come out of the labarynth knit around us by our own men – yes our own men

67 comments:

prakrati said...

saale,kuttay,kaminay etna bada essay i don't need this much or what others will do with this much of the essay

sreya said...

ye prakrati u r absolutly ri8.........bakwas......itna longggggggg.......i m geting mad........cnt they make it short.....jst c hw india in corrpted......dats y it is so longgg

manmeet said...

i believe dis could be short .....its too long ....people wil fel sick reading dis .......so better ....cut short it .......

anand kumar said...

a nicely written and arranged essay. thank you so much
ak badal

sudarshan said...

This essay is true Picture of our society.

But Still as an essay it is long enough not be read by the people who dont have the real world understanding and interest in this topic .

We shoul dnot blame any situation because when we blame it shows our defficiencies to cope with it. we can change or improve it.

There are some critics as well.. like blame on congress...

what is congress ? it is congress of indian society.

karishma said...

hello!!! everyone.......
dis is the the best essay i have ever seen.........
it has given the complete info. which u need not go in search of any other websites..........thanq u........
thanq u soooooooo much

pranav said...

excellent bakwass

Ravi said...

oh hello bhai itna lamba kaun kaun si help book se liya hai
itna time waste kiya thoda time family k liye b bacha leta

sandy said...

ni amma thu

sandy said...

thu ni amma gutley pichi nakodaka

rashi said...

i agree sudarshan..........xactly.....u dont like it then u neednt read it..... y waste time on readin and commentin on somethin u dont even understand

Pranjal said...

yr its too long for a essay

anu said...

hey prakarti , dnt u hav any manners ? if u dnt neeed this essay , keep quiet . dnt abuse that person by using such words......and for ur kind information this is the best essay...

Ajay said...

Hey guys, dont say that india is corrupted or not.
yeh sirf essay likhne k baare nhi hai. kehne ko toh uh said that india is corrupted. but kabi socha hai dat uh can do something against it. mai bhi aapi ki tarah ek normal school student hu. but i respect india. aap toh india mei reh kr usi ki insult kr rhe ho..thats unfair guys

farooq said...

good i liked it but too as all said its very large

Kalpa said...

yeh .. its long bt .. it cn b cut short ....
i think it gave a full info ...
guys,we gt at least an idea .. so wts the neend to abuse that man !!!

reshma said...

i think your right but thisss much longggggggggggg essay aaaaaaaaaaaaa Oh!!!!!!!!!! my god now i came to know how many ways india s being corrupted
But thankyou sooooooooooooooo muvh for this essay but if you can then make it short

astha said...

yaar itna bara essay dekhkar sir ghoom gaya........kripya karke is essay ko chhota kiya jai....

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naren said...

THIS IS VERY GOOD ESSAYS. .BUT PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE ASTHA AND RESHMA ARE NOT GIVING CORRECT COMMONDS. IDIOTS. .OK BYE. .for more details cal me in ndiran@gmail.com

Swapnil said...

@Prakratijitni gaali us bande ko likhi jisne ye essay likha kabhi iski aadhi un logon ko bhi di kya jinki wajah se likh.. For all who did not like this eassay net sirf facebooking ya online chatting k liye nahi hota kabhi kuch kaam ka bhi padh liya karo..

somvir said...

THATS OWESOME DUDE.........I REALLY LIKE IT THANKS 4 IT.............

Siddhartha said...

Most of the communities in India (such as Bengali), are succumbed in 'Culture of Poverty'(a theory introduced by an American anthropologist Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is at all ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous absorption of common space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold. Simply depriving their(the children) fundamental rights of a decent, caring society, fearless & dignified living. Do not ever look for any other positive alternative behaviour (values) to perform human way of parenthood, i.e. deliberately co-parenting of those children those are born out of ignorance, real poverty. All of us are being driven only by the very animal instinct. If the Bengali people ever be able to bring that genuine freedom (from vicious cycle of 'poverty') in their own life/attitude, involve themselves in 'Production of Space’(Henri Lefebvre), at least initiate a movement by heart, decent & dedicated Politics will definitely come up.
- Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee lane, Howrah-711101, India.

a1abhi93 said...

Nice Essay. Helped me a lot. Can't write that much long in my examination but will take out some really strong points from this essay. And Guys If you can't make it short please don't abuse the writer. Go and Sit in the english class for atleast half an hour a day. You'll definitely learn to take out some good points.

lucky said...

Long essay but gud essay......
We can make it short.....
It's long coz corruption is more in India.....

ojasvini said...

I agree...

Ideal dictatorship is the need of the hour for India !

ram pratap said...

ok it is good but tumhe nhi lagta kuchh jyada bda hai .duniya janti hai kitna corruption hai yha tak ki jo likhta hai wo bhi khi na khi corruption karta hai.fir bhi likh de do,likh dalenge.why u people write ,why dont u people do?also me give respons

Tee Kay said...

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rocking said...

ye to bahut accha essay likha hai thanku mera to school ka kaam bhi khatam ho gaya aur madam bhi boli bahut accha essay likkha hai

dunde said...

its really a very good one

APARNA said...

great essya i m saying ki hum sab kis baat par proud karte hai r we prouding on the increasing rate of corruption or in the more no.of people bolow the poverty line than above it or we r prouding on being the second most populated country ugh!!!!!!!!!!! if we really need to work on all this then we have to change ourselves

Reflections said...

I have read many essays like these. Its all the same things. Though few good points but they are so repetitive. Love the passion u have written it but i wish u actually thought of this problem in more in dept manner. You barely touched the matter. Corruption is rampant,instead playing blame game of who is right or wrong. what are the socio-economic factors behind corruption? an honest man can't be corrupt over night,there is always a need that leads to this wrong. Think it over. corruption is in root of all of us and our systems,if we really want to change its us first...start from our pathethic ignorance

shalini said...

HMMMM....A6A TO H....BT NOT UNIQUE,,,,,,,SIMPEL N SOBAR LAGUAGE NI H,,,,,,,,,ND DEARS DNT ABUSE EACHOTHER,,,,,,,,,WE R HERE TO DISCUSS ON THE PROBLEM OF INDIA,,,,NT TO DISCUSS HOW IS DIS ESSAY,,,,,,,AGR TMHE ISSE A6A ATA H TO TUM BHI LIKH DO,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ND HELP OTHERS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,OKKKK,,,,

shubhali said...

hey.....frnds.....u all r absolutely rite...........isse badhiyan toh humlog khud hi likh le zyada acha hoga.......kyun babies m i rite......??????

shubhali said...

sry......but i must say frends not babies......sry dosto....

RAAZ said...

A TRUE PICTURE OF NEW INDIA.. NEED 2 BE A ANTI-CORRUPTION COUNTRY

RAAZ said...

a tue pic of india.. need 2 b corrupt free country..

CBI said...

ya what anu said is correct

riya said...

Its Fucking up my brain... Evn my teacher will fuck me up if i write all this.... Lolzzzzz!!!!

setu said...

good job done yaar ashok...really liked the essay..dont hear to "critics" and keeo up the good work!!

Pavan said...

Its good but quite long enough and many current issues are not been covered...........

Pavan said...

Its good but long enougs to be an essay....... Moreover many of the current issues are not been covered......

Kalyan said...

hey guys u must be thanking him for this essay you should not scold him like that!!.... anyway without this one you wont even have an idea about corruption if you want it short then cut it short!!

{ SUMIIT } said...

if i will write this article the guruji hamka marbou kareia {SUMIT}

Usha Mishra said...

for d ppls who r arguing dat essay is too long and abusing writer,, i want to tell them..... BABU KHUD KA DIMAG NAHI LAGTA KYA, STRONG POINTS LO AUR KHUD SHORT KAR LO JITNA TUMHE JARURAT H..... MENtos khaO diMAG ki BAttii JAlao... dont use abusing words bcoz it shows ur own personality.... specialy for prakrati

Imran said...

People who think Essay is too loooong are actually corrupted. they wants everything via short cuts. that is why they pay for getting it first or work done without any work by themselve.
If you don't like it write it yourself. why are you looking for some one else to write it for you,
use this essay as a reference only.

Viswanth said...

Such pertinence! Well writ! Good work..:)
Keep doing this!
^_^

Trunks said...

good points are not described.
very less points.

hope,write better essay next time

raghav sood said...

itna lamba essay lisne kaha tha likne ko mr

DaNgEr_Xxx said...

those who say its longggggggg...............................................r 4 me morons.........:D

DaNgEr_Xxx said...

all those who say its longgggg.......................4 me they r morons

mANisha said...

gosh if u people cant appreciate some ones writing then u guys can actually fuck of.... if u need a smaller essay cut it short urslef and anyway who ever posted it .. its not for u to copy n paste it ,,,, its theire viewpoint ...blooody losers

Nagendra Sharma said...

abe sale itna bada essaye likhata h re beti chod...................in

Shruti said...

thnx man.. its too gud.. n very informative... go one wid more essays luk dis.. ..

$@vy@s@ch! said...

essay is too good but the problem is its too too long..
for us to write.........

plz cut short it yaar....

Balaji kasar nathjogi said...

agar Anna ek din ke pm bangaye to kya hoga? 1.lokshahi...

Balaji kasar nathjogi said...

Anna hazare..............

damodar said...

its very good but who can understand facts in our society no one cant agree their mistakes....?
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Pia said...

yaar itna bada essay.............purey exam me sirf essay ni likhna

divya said...

r u mad ,idiot, ad mannerless prakrti if u dont need it dont abuse it the witer has shown us ture india i know it is long essay but u r just hopeless girl


have some shame idiot


but essay is execllent

C.K.Dutt said...

The Essay has been nicely written.It should have been mentioned that corruption was in born process of the Congress Party and started by both Gandhi & Nehru.They both are politically corrupt person and divide the nation in the name of religion.

oni said...

essay is great bt its too long..dont worry mk it short..bt dnt abuse the writer..when coruption is more obviously it wl b long...

oni said...

great essay..i like it..

merlea said...

great essay ...
show this to the politicians of india...who have made india such a patethic place to live in.

Grace said...

Pls do post a short essay if u can............i m getting mad before writing this essay itself.......guys helpplssss

paul said...

Very well written essay.
Please ignore the bloody people who say dumb things.
keep up the good work, some really good points in there.

Radha said...

Hi,

The article is really gud, but what was lacking is facts & figures. Which scam,when did it happen, how much loss incurred?
So, adding all this info to the article cud do wonders!! anyways thanks for the great wrk!!!