The state our nation is in today is because successive governments, headed by different political parties, have been pushing the nation lower and lower down the transparency index (It’s a Bit Too Transparent, Jan 31). If corruption has become acceptable in our society, it is due to our insensitivity towards it and the 56 per cent vote underlines this fact. We ourselves are to be blamed for that, not the politicians and judges. As for that political gimmickry called reshuffle at the Centre (All Lather, No Soap), the aam aadmi is concerned only about rising prices. We needed major surgery, not this antiseptic lotion wash.
Apropos of your state of the nation survey (It’s a Bit Too Transparent, Jan 31), looting of the country and its people by our own people is a very sad state of affairs. We need to awake to the fact that corruption is not only anti-social but anti-national as well.
Most of the communities in the entire Indian sub-continent(such as Bengali) succumbed in ‘Culture of Poverty'(Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is genuinely regret ed or ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous consumption of common social space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold(supported by some lame excuses). 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 children those are born out of ignorance, extreme poverty. It seems that 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 (social) Space’ (Henri Lefebvre), initiate a movement by heart, an intense attachment with the society at large is very much required - one different pathway has to create, decent & rich Politics will definitely come up. – Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee Lane, Howrah-711101.
People start realising that inflation in fact is due to rampant corruption.The people in power corridor must realise that people are really suffering & the limit is crossing. Indian economy only help flourishing a small section of the population. Large section still reeling under acute hardship & for such pinching price riseonly corruption at top levelis responsible.
Eradicating corruption is like cleaning the staircase. It must start from the top, said Socrates.
We must, therefore, start from Judiciary.
Corruption in Judiciary directly leads to violence in society.
I think, that there is hope for India, on the issue of corrupt politicians. At least, high profile politicians like Mr Kalmadi, will have to be careful, when transacting, or overseeing business transactions. The same is true for the corrupt, but relatively high profile bureaucrat.
What is worrying, is that at the level of the village political representative, there is gross mis-management. The mentioned representative, may use the context, and pretext, of caste, and religious differences, to enrich himself/herself. These contexts and pretexts may be further used as cases of justification as defense.
unfortunately india is exploding at exponential rate as far as population is concerned.i think be it corruption,poverty,unemployment,lack of resources;anything and everything is related to this problem of population.to add to our woes,our politicians are so hell bent to break our system that no matter how difficult the situation is, they have been taking country for a ride.be it 2G,commonwealth,niira radia,politicians cannot bite the end that feeds them.the hope lies with common man .no matter how difficult ,be the support of those who cannot fend themselves.
Corruption is one area where the country is has truly progressed.from Krishna Menon's jeep scandal to,Indira's Nagarwala scandal to Rajiv Gandhi's Bofors scandal to Sonia's billions in Swiss banks,a meteoric rise indeed.
The Chinese judicial system has been underestimated for many reasons. So has its health and educational systems. But their RESULTS have stunned the rest of the world, and is ther for all to see.
It is easily blinded by the western system, to which - from language to religion to gender casteism - we have all been influenced. The media has not helped us have any independednt take either.
Let us not throw the baby with the bath water and be blindly led by a media with an agenda.
Thanks to the all out efforts by successive governments headed by different political parties for pushing down the nation lower and lower in the transparency map! If corruption has become acceptable in our society, it is due to our insensitivity towards it and the 56 percent vote underlines this fact. We ourselves are to be blamed for that; not the politicians or the judges.
>>a far more efficient judicial system in China.
buhahahahaha....u gotta be kidding me.
China is as corrupt as India. The chinese judiciary is to the communist party what the CBI is to the Congress party.
btw..for the love of God, please stop your BS rants about feminism and women power taking over the world. I see that after so many of your comments were disliked and removed, you've toned it down...but please bring it down further...nobody cares a flying rats *ss about your male chauvinistic feelings.
In India, it is all decided by who/what the media chooses to throw the spot light on.
The judiciary has always escaped this glaring spotlight - for the main reason that there are severe contempt laws that the courts threaten them with all the time.
The other reason, is when they give publicity to controversial political decisions, on which the political parties differ. For eg. on water sharing - which the media highlights. This brings a lot of undeserved and unearned good-will for the higher judiciary.
Remember the solution to quota was NOT politics, but increased education infrastructure. Likewise, the solution to corruption is NOT more politics, but a reliable judicial system.
The media chose to follow its contemporaries in the USA - with its feminist system, thus negatively stereotyping a far more efficient judicial system in China.
Unfortunately in our country, this has not dawned on the all-important journalists.
I never thought I'd say this...but I totally agree with MALE UNBLOCKED.
Corruption in Judiciary is the biggest threat facing us. The Judiciary is usually seen as the conscience keeper of the nation and the last available option to combat corruption. In recent days, with the integrity of even CJI's being brought into question, the future of fight against corruption looks very bleak.
IMHO, it is high time to implement Police reforms to get them out of the clutches of corrupt politicians. Following that is the need to setup truly independent investigative bodies (no more Congress Bureaus of Investigation). Above all, all these would be meaningless if there is no implementation of existing laws. I'll save the need for stricter laws for another day.
Probably not the best example...but still...the US has 5% of the world's population. Yet, 25% of the world's incarcerated population is in the US. This is not a good thing at all. But, if this is what it takes to maintain law and order, so be it.
It is the rotten caste culture of India that breeds discrimination, oppression,corruption and nepotism.
BJP and congress are number 1 and number 2 in tackling corruption. BJP has become number 1 in corruption with active support of general secretaries except for few woman leaders like sushma, Uma etc.
If a poor, starving man buys two movie tickets and try to sell it in black he will be TRASHED and put behind bars by the Police. But in 2G SCAM it has been proved that companies have got spectrum at 1500 Crore and have sold HALF of that for Rs 6000 Crore and nothing happens. The President of India, the Speaker of Lok Sabha, PM the most honest MMS, Mr Sibal, Judges of SC including the CJI, Police-IPS to the SHO etc etc are all do nothing about it. On the occation of Repunlic day of India, what else can be said but- Mera Bharat Mahan!!!!!
Q : What is the Biggest issue Indians should be worried about?
A : The rotten judicial system. No one who should be afraid of it, is afraid of it. And those who should not be afraid of it, are scared by it.
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