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Discussing Corruption is a fad at a party
- Corruption has become so rampant that no sphere of society is left untouched by this evil.
- With the increasing penetration of media coupled with the sting operations through sophisticated gadgets, almost every authority and institution are getting exposed.
- The above phenomenon is resulting in a kind of feeling that everybody is corrupt and nothing can be done about it. It’s a necessary evil.
- There is a feeling that the corruption is a price that you pay for efficiency and productivity.
- The bigger problem is that corrupt people are roaming free. Old and archaic laws ensure that the corrupt gets free from the clutches of law.
- Moreover, corrupt people in any system does not let honest people work. This results in motivation levels of honest people also going down.
- If somebody talks about corruption at a party, he is labeled frustrated honest who cannot deal with the reality of corrupt society. He is considered an alien and the issues raised are considered out of date and context.
- It is this feeling of helplessness, that issue of corruption is becoming a fad.
- Recent mobilization of people from every sphere of society and of every age in anti-corruption movement has given rise to a new uprising.
- Anna Hazare as well as Aam Aadmi Party has made corruption a central issue not only in elections but also in every discussion, debate and discourse.
- Today, in a party or get together, corruption has become a central point of discussion.
- Transparency International that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption ranks India at a very low position (94th) among 177 countries studied by them.
- A study conducted by Transparency International found that more than 62% of Indians had firsthand experience of paying bribes or influence peddling to get jobs done in public offices successfully. This number is huge and explains why Indians are fed up with the system.
- Enough is enough. India needs to find a solution to this impending issue and it has to be people driven. For this, discourse is needed at every level including social gatherings.