Monday, June 6, 2011

Baba re Baba.. yeh kya ho raha hai!

CWG Scam.. Suresh Kalmadi's misconception that since the wealth was "common" for the games why don't i make some "personal kamaee" this time!
I say that was very greedy of him and the next thing we find... 

'Kalmadi queues up for two bread slices at Tihar'(couresy ibnlive)

And there was the 2G scam.. But in the end there was no "Karuna" left for either Raja or Kanimozhi..

Just recently our PM was called a 'Sant' by Congress..  He seems to be taking his 'sainthood' pretty seriously!

Kudos to Anna Hazare for bringing an Anti-corruption revolution in India.. Had it not been for his intrepid challenge to the government people would have remained ignorant as ever.. It was really heartening to see people participating in the agitation against corruption.

This babaji also tried some thing similar.. Satyagharah.. Ahem.. Lets call it 'Modern Satyagraha' please<A.C. rooms were avaliable for agitation you see!>.. Nautanki thi no doubt! But not only did it highlight the cause but also brought in a jhalak of government vandalism and "insecurity"..

may be..
He seems to be thinking "yeh kya ho raha hai.. akhee to bachpanse hi ghumi thi.. ab dimak bhi ghum ne laga hai!"

These are just a series of events that have led so much of  'halla' in Bhartiya public about corruption..  there's a sudden surge of so called 'jagrukta' now! Aachi baat hai.. but the beautiful portray Chalta hai attitude till now have cost we Indians a few crores.. lol.. Rs 170000crore + Rs1300crore <maths seems pretty easy here!> Had it not been to Baba Ramdev's fast a five-star satyagraha.. And some gritty efforts by Anna Hazare, I doubt any two legged  being <thats what we are u see..> of India would have got a slightest whiff about the now Page3 of Indian Politics! 
It's not that we are new to this corruption smudge.. Majority of us out there have faced corruption out in the zoo of government bureaucracy <i thought of using the "wilderness" here but it's quite an organised structure u see!> and most of us have just chose to give in.. 
When we know there's corruption right from the grass-root level why let it grow?!
Lets leave the question "To Grow or not to Grow" baju me filhal and lets try to understand by analyzing the following situation,
A youth with a modest family back ground aged twenty living in a place with not so good educational resources..  He's ambitious.. wants to study and be someone in life. He comes to one of the developed cities in India to pursue his dream. For his convenience his parents provide him with a debit card so that his expenses are meet regularly. Tragedy strikes.. One day his debit card gets stolen.. What now.. No means to meet his expenses! He decides to register a complaint in a near by police station. As soon as he enter's the police station he finds a potbellied police <that's what we usually imagine them to be.. if you want you can also imagine him to be chewing a banarasi pan> constable sitting at the 'May I help you' desk. Lets call him Mr. Burp.
"Kya hua.." asked Mr. Burp <Now please don't expect him to be saying "May I help you sir?">
This youth our's then narrates his dukhbhari kahani..
A hint of grin on the mukhada of this so eager to help Mr. Burp..
Here's what Mr. Burp then replied
" Dekho beta.. baat yuu hai ki.. normal procedure ke hisab se tumhe coraot(court) me jana padega aur eek parchi laani pade gee.. jyade nahi char paach din lag jayange.. Uske baad hum FIR darg karange. fir dekhenge! kuch mila to bata denge tumehe.." 
" Vaise dekha jaye to hum aaj ke aaj jaajh padtal shuru kar sakte hai.. Kuch nahi.. bas paach sau rupayee lagange! kyu court ke jhanjat me padte ho.. paise do hum jaldi dhund nikalenge"

Now comes the real question.. what should this guy do.. completely helpless the only hope he has are these constables! Considering the fact that he does give the bribe and gets back his debit card there's a chance that he has developed pro-corruption ideology and if things don't improve even after paying a bribe his faith in Indian police must have got zeroed! 
Corruption need to be nipped in bud and it needs to be done with some serious thinking.. Just recently there was suggestion by a minister that corruption at lower levels should be legalised in the sense that the bribe payer should not be prosecuted but the acceptor should be! Will this help.. it does create a sense of fear among the corrupt.. but still it involves paying a bribe!
Lokpal bill does seem to be a solution to this. There are disputes going on over it's range but if India really wants to be corruption free each and every citizen of India should be under the lokpal scanner.. even if it means The Prime Minister of India! 

Hope for a corruption free India would always be there.. But for that it is we who have to contribute actively! Be completely intolerant towards these vices..
We for sure need more of those 'Jago re' campaigns.. and of'course right people at right places.. or else this is what will happen.. 

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