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“The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy”  – Theodore H. White

Unimaginable nexus among politicians, bureaucrats, press and business class; if not always at least in some cases the involvement of judiciary also, only to sell and buy India among themselves, cheating millions and millions of ordinary Indians. This is the condition of the shining India today.

It is ironic that when the country needs unprecedented commitment, discipline, coordination and hard work to achieve the goal of becoming a developed country is India going the other way. The opportunities and ambience created by the new economic policies and the efforts of the intelligent and enterprising young Indians are exploited to swindle the nation’s wealth by some gentlemen villains who are in prominent posts in the above said pillars of the society.

What else one can believe when the names like Burka Dutt (much respected media person), Ratan Tata (India’s business face), A.Raja (a representative politician of the marginalized) and many other seemingly gentle Indian heavy weights from different spheres involve in the conspiracy of robbing our country when our cleanest prime minister simply close his eyes.

Blaming won’t give any solution. The whole Indian society is rotten and stinking with corruption. A society averse to criticism and hypocritically fond of praising its vain glory can only breed this. The truth is very clear, every Gopu and David and Sohail of India today will indulge in a scam at the first opportunity, given a chance.

Evil and goodness is the part and parcel of human beings. In a society where evil is taken for granted and eulogized and crime walks freely without punishment and fear, only this can happen. We are living in a historic moment in India when all the values especially related to wealth are lost and evil values take over them. Evil practices which can affect a whole nation are not punished, the result is free and happy public appearance of the practitioners which in fact sends a wrong message and attracts more followers to them.

People with values and conscience are far too less. But these less number of Indians has to wage a war and win. One, this minority politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, writers, teachers, lawyers, business people have to constantly make awareness in the society against corruption and relentlessly fight against that. Two, we have to somehow find a leader of  the magnitude of  Mahatma Gandhi or the former chief election commissioner, T.N.Seshan who can revolutionize the judiciary and investigative agencies, so that the evil doers and criminals could be found out and punished severely then and there. Because only fear can flood evil.

Hats off to the V.S. Achudhanandan led LDF Government of Kerala, the first Government in the history of Kerala without any record of corruption so far. His relentless fight against land and lottery maufia is the need of the hour and a benchmark for the other just leaders to follow.

“I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.”

                            – Joseph Reed (denying the King’s gift to promote an union)

 Sandhya S N


J T Jayasingh

Editorial Team of Indian Ruminations.


  1. None can deny that the whole of India is plagued with corruption, but to carve out an island of non-corruption in the form of Kerala is ridiculous. To say that Achudhanandan led LDF government is a corruption free government, the first one is in Kerala, is nothing but political propaganda. Kerala is reeling under the weight of mafias and political goons…land mafia, sand mafia, lottery mafia, liquor mafia, sex mafia.. The king of lottery mafia gives donation in crores to the ruling party. The cabinet says NO to the prosecution of an ex-minister facing corruption charges. Education sector is sunk in corruption. Police conducts press conference to protect goons (S dagger). Achudhanandan’s adventure is just a gimmick to secure his position in the party. The conclusion of this editorial shocked me!

  2. Ya really every one in india must know the effects of corruption. Its very hard fact that c.m. Supports the corruption of raja. All your innovative thoughts are great and one must follow the kerala c.m. For india to be successful in 2020 its in hands of every indian that he must avoid giving bribe

  3. Since past couple of years corruption, in all it’s forms, is spreading like a wild fire engulfing the whole Indian society  to a predictable catastrophic end.
    It has come to such an alarming state that if we continue to remain as a passive lot sooner it going to be totally uncontrollable and irretrievable. 
    So far fortunate, our democratic structure  remains  intact and the ultimate power is with people, even though money power is often tampering with the system. So the rooting out of the corruption is largely vested on the solidarity of the people to voice and act against corruption tooth and nail. We need to retrieve our culture and value orientation to honesty and social commitments which we have been rapidly losing.
    I would like the authors of this invaluable articles to moot and formulate a forum and structure to initiate  action plans to awake people’s consciousness instead of  as usual just feeling comfortable with comments, criticisms, appreciations, communication of just literary values and so on.. 
    There is no time for waiting , we have to put out the wild fire before it consume every one  including the corrupted them selves who can not live unaffected by the poisonous surrounding they created with their short sightedness.
    If I get guidance, I will be most willing to contribute a bit of mine.

  4. Most of the communities in India (such as Bengali), are succumbed in ‘Culture of Poverty'(a theory introduced by an American anthropologist Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is at all ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous absorption of common space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold.  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 of those children those are born out of ignorance, real poverty. 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 Space’(Henri Lefebvre), at least initiate a movement by heart, decent & dedicated Politics will definitely come up.- Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee Lane, Howrah-711101, India.


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