CORRUPTION IN INDIA
The last 2 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 are all neck deep buried in highlighting the rampant corruption in every sphere. Let us first of all understand what is meant by corruption. In brief, anything that is below all standard norms of morality in a country, is called corruption. 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.
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, has reached the position of one of the top ten corrupt countries of the world? 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 , 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. 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. We, on the contrary are inclined to justify all wrong saying that, without doing wrong we cannot exist or be functional. When we start justifying all the wrongs we do, it is the beginning of the end. 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’. These are 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...