Monday, April 28, 2008

Yeh India hai Boss.. Idhar Sab aise hi chalta hai..

“I am a peace loving and law abiding citizen of India. I hate crime and criminals. Terrorists should be dealt with an iron hand. We should follow an Israel approach in dealing with cross border terrorism and an US approach for dealing with in house crime.”

Don't the above statements sound like being discussed at a coffee table, in canteens, at dinner tables or while travelling in a train? The other day while travelling in the Delhi Metro, I was caught up in a similar conversation. After an hour in the discussion, after evaluating all necessary parameters, we concluded that it was due to the relaxed and corrupt approach of politicians and their under-table relations with criminals that Our Great Nation is not progressing. I agreed and alighted at my destination.

On my way back, I found that one of the members of the elite panel who was discussing crime, law and criminal with all zest in the metro was caught by a traffic cop for not wearing a helmet. He passed on a Rs. 100 bill and conveniently went past the cop.

So.. What else should he have done? Paid the full fine and take the receipt? Are you nuts? This is India man.. Idhar sab aise hi chalta hai..

But I keep iterating this to myself. Do we really have a right to comment on the faults of the judiciary or the understanding between the politicians and criminals or say corrupt cops when we ourselves are always ready to buy our way out of problems? Who is at the root of the problem? Are we naive enough not to know answers of these questions?

I have full faith that I or for that sake anyone who reads this will agree that to stop the corruption, belittle the effects of malpractices and curbing down misappropriation of funds, we should actually probe into our tiny hearts and see if the problem is outside or inside. I really don't see any reason why one should not consider that it is his or her personal responsibility to bring in a change.

If it’s not possible to become a demagogue, at least one can become a responsible individual. Just think how much the world would change and become a better place to live if each one of us checks the self and tries not to walk out of the ways of civic societies.

I believe it is difficult, but definitely not impossible to implement these things. But then, Yeh India hai Boss.. Idhar sab aise hi chalta hai..


Anumeha said...

corruption is one of the ever burning topics of discussion among "the law abiding citizens of India" not only that it is something we excel in....each one of us...
more so because our tiny little heart stops pumping blood whenever it sees a probability of a hole in our pockets..and a little bribing or manupulation acts as a life saver at that time...

this blog reminds me of a incident where i along with a "law abiding" friend of mine were given a choice of paying a fine of Rs.1500 or a bribe of Rs.300....

the choice we made would not be so difficult to guess....Yeh India hai Boss.. Idhar sab aise hi chalta hai..

good job..

livelife to the fullest said...

Very good point made by Chetan. This is how things are working in our country. Politicians are also citizens. First of all citizens shud also change their attitude and stop encouraging corruption. We give thats why the politicians accept!! I hope my point makes sense..

ab said...

A very now and then heard issue is back again- how responsible are we ourselves to comment on the politicians of India?

True being a responsible citizen of India is difficult, surely not impossible! ..But will it work???

Someone said,"...If you want to accomplish something in the world, idealism is not enough - you need to choose a method that works to achieve the goal."

Prayag Pathak said...

One of the fields in which India excels globally is what Chetan mentioned here!

Really a very apt and current issue touching and affecting each and every Indian citizen and may b..., citizens of some other countries also!

Its really nice to see my penpal, schoolmate and also roommate..., Chetan commencing on the bloggin route! I wish 2 read more articles by u n keep on writing reviews on it!

navin said...

well ideally i agree wid chetan. but just imagine even if u think once tht i will pay the fine rather than the bribe, how long will u continue. y shud me alone be loyal to my country when everyone else around is corrupt. let me also take a little benefit out of this corruption. one more drop wont make a difference for the sea. this is wat we all will think.

this is a real life incidence which i seen and heard by my own. so it cant be just a story. the person was working in a insurance company. he was given a huge bribe for passing a home loan. he refused even after his manager pushed him a lot and even threatend him. in the end his loyalty and honesty did cost him a lot. he was transferred to a lower grade. sahi main yar...yeh india hai ...yahan sab aisa hi chalta hai..yahan tum shuru karo , vanhan tumhara the end kar diya jata hai..

Khushboo said...

Life gives you two paths two choose from,
It's you who decides which one to move on,
Each one has its own pros and cons,
'Balancing' is the word now management will prompt.

People will say a thousand words to you,
No matter which way you choose to walk through.

There's no leader - who can preach,
There's no master - who can teach,

It's not the law - that holds you back,
It's not the flaw - that makes you flex.

It's the inner voice of your conscience,
that stretches a chord or two sometimes,

And makes you say,

"I will do the things my way".