Corruption in India

Corruption is today a world-wide phenomenon. Let us first of all understand the meaning of corruption. Anything that is below all standard norms of morality in a country is called or defined as corruption and corrupt practices. These norms are a fixed standard in any given society, and when these are broken we say that, a society is getting corrupted. Corruption in any form is treated as an incurable disease, a cause of many social and economical evils in the society and it damages the moral and ethical thread of the civilization. Beyond any doubt, corruption creates many evils in the society and once corruption starts taking place, slowly and gradually whole country passes through its net and it becomes after sometime an incurable disease. In the last two decades, India has seen a vertical upward trend in the graph of existing corruption. The media, the public, the variety of forums for discussions and debates for the higher intelligentsia are all neck deep buried in highlighting the widespread corruption in every area. In this debate the rural folk are also not far behind. These days they are also very well aware of the malpractices in the highest of levels of all places. So much so that now, the average Indian has reached the highest level of disgust and disappointment at the way things are moving in this country. Why and how this monster of corruption has taken such a firm hold on India? The country of the legendary Harischandra has reached the position of one of the top ten of corrupt countries of the world. This is no mean achievement, and has taken a few decades to fructify. It is not that corruption did not exist earlier. It is not that today there are no honest people. Then why is corruption so rampant everywhere and all the time. This is because of the simple reason that this problem has spread through the entire length and breadth of our social fabric and gone down to the deepest levels. How has this come to be? 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.

must start cleaning from the top levels of society. as we are not only doing wrong. and in turn the public servant has enjoyed the protection of the politician. and how low the system has dipped. in all his immoral activities. then where can the scope be for correction? It would be rather interesting to note and specify as to how this process of continuous degeneration started. the situation at the very top. for it is the root that grows into a magnum tree. With this slow and steady and continuous spread of the fangs of corruption. and all this sure enough because it suits the politician. So.The situation has reached a point of no correction. This present indifference shows how far the ruin of our values has reached. Now. When we start justifying all the wrongs we do. The Indian society in its entirety is corrupt to the core. we are at the same time thinking that it is correct. This has become a totally corrupt and incorrigible institution. and now corruption is like a drug. and then percolated downwards. The tentacles of corruption can be dealt only with an iron hand. . corruption has become our way of life and to uproot it is a extraordinary task. without which the addict finds it difficult to survive. without a hurdle. The politician has encouraged the public servant to be corrupt. from this topmost level. it is the beginning of the end. This degeneration started from the top levels of society. and above all. today the situation is such that there is no place or activity without the fruits of corruption. can hardly allow for any space for any honesty to persist in any other layer of society. corruption has percolated to all levels and in all areas of activities. From the senior bureaucrat the virus of corruption has slowly and steadily seemed down to the lowest levels of functionaries. Now. This level being the highest level of our society is seen to have become most corrupt in the last two decades and the public is very well aware of the multi-scam decades of the eighties and nineties.

the batsman tries to score a run. Some had bought tickets for only one day. the players started playing with confidence. Two umpires had already come and inspected the pitch. Each team comprises 11 players including the Captain. if both the teams finish their two innings each before time. Three wickets are erected on both sides of the grass pitch at a fixed distance. Within one hour. listen to the running commentary on their radio or view it on their televisions. . If a foreign team visits India. wickets and the ball. It was played between the Indian team and the visiting Australian team. Others had bought season tickets for all the five days of the match. The match is played in two innings. The opening batsmen were trying to settle down. thousands of spectators go to see the test matches.M. Cricket is my favourite game. All the seats were full. Players in the field try either to “catch” the ball or return it to the bowler quickly so that the batsman is not able to make any run. The game was quite slow in the first ten minutes. It was a good score. The Indians won the toss.(2) Cricket: My Favorite Game The game of cricket has become very popular not only in India but also in many countries of the world. The bowlers throw the ball from one end and the batsman standing at the other end of the pitch hits it. If the ball moves sufficiently away from the pitch.30 A. The Captains of the two teams shook hands with each other. It will not be an exaggeration if we say that cricket is the king of games. people had bought tickets many days in advance. It generates a lot of interest among the cricket fans. there are seats for spectators. The Captain of the Australian team brought in spin bowlers to get a breakthrough. The game started at 10. Thereafter. There are two umpires who give their judgements regarding the game. There was a great rush of spectators. in not more than 5 days. They decided to bat first. A cricket test match is played for five days in two innings. All around the ground. By lunch time. Once I went to see a cricket match at the Ferozeshah Kotla Ground. India was able to make 120 runs for the loss of two wickets. There is a grass pitch in the centre of the playground.M. The game of cricket is played in a big circular ground in a stadium. they were able to score 70 runs for no loss. The match ends earlier than 5 days. Those who are unable to go to the venue of the test match to watch it. In fact.25 A. The two teams entered the playground at 10.

They were able to match the Indian score because two players of their side scored a century each. the Indian team was able to score more runs. . I enjoyed this cricket test match very much. Nowadays one day matches have become more popular than five-day matches for various reasons. The Australian side was able to take two wickets in quick succession. The Indian players were able to end the day’s play with 275 runs and seven wickets in hand. taking their total to 415 runs. the game was resumed. The result of the one-day match is decided in one day so the spectators do not have to wait for a long time. They put up a good show. These days cricket matches are also played only for one day. These are called “One-day matches”. The Australian players who had fanned out to far off positions in the ground were asked by their Captain to “close in” to put pressure on the Indian batsmen. Each team is allowed to play a fixed number of overs (say 50) in these matches. By the end of the next day. Wastage of time is also not there as the match is over in a day. I watched it on all the five days. it ended in a draw. runs are scored very fast because there are limitations on the overs faced by a team. The match went on for full five days.During the lunch break. This strategy clicked. Moreover. It was now the turn of the Australian team to bat. The fate of the match is decided by the end of the day itself. There were many moments of excitement and suspense during this match. However. This keeps the interest of the spectators alive. After lunch. we went out and took some refreshments.