When you say corruption …

//When you say corruption …

When you say corruption …

…do you mean

… the kind of money people like Kalmadi tried to get away with?

… the kind of money some others really managed to stack their bank accounts with?

… the notes we offer to the official at the RTO office to ensure our driving licence comes through without any hitch? The amount we hand over to the driving school so that they nudge the RTO official to ‘do the needful’?

… the hundred rupee note that we surreptitiously slip into the hands of the traffic cop to avoid a speeding ticket?

… the teacher who leaks the question paper so that her son can be the class topper?

… the appointment people have with their doctor at his house, to get special care during the surgery the next day?

… the phone call to a friend working in the school to guarantee your child gets admission without an interview?

… the man at work cleaning the house whispering to another, “that’s enough scrubbing, no one’s watching anyway”?

… the call to your doctor friend to get preference over the 20 waiting patients?

By |2018-12-10T11:19:35+00:00June 18th, 2011|As I see it|3 Comments

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  1. Anonymous June 20, 2011 at 7:52 am - Reply

    The extra money we pay to the Rly agent to get the Tatkal tickets when we give up in vain the never-working online tatkal booking..

    The extra bucks we pay the person who delivers cooking gas cylinder to get it out of turn.


  2. In love with my life June 20, 2011 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Or the 10 rs passed onto the security to " keep an eye on the car"

    Heck! even the " i'll give you a toffee if you finish this on time"…is a bribe no?

  3. Jean June 21, 2011 at 3:35 am - Reply

    … and then some.
    How can we 'rally against corruption' when every action of ours has corruption written in bold, italics, underlined?? and we can't imagine living without these?
    I don't suppose it is easy. Time for introspection!
    Thanks for your thoughts, Joythi and Anu.

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