Corruption in India
I am convinced that for India to change, we the current and future generations will have to stand up, stand in lines, accept delays, fight them everytime if they are for bribes. Electronic interface will help but unless and until we stand up and say "I will not pay a bribe and still get my work done" this country will not change.
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e.g. if you don't pay a bribe to registrar, your file may inexplicably go "missing", how do you possibly handle that scenario despite your best intentions? a traffic cop may insist that he will challan you for 2000 Rs by charging "dangerous driving" when the fine should be 100 Rs for jumping yellow light, what is the right thing to do there? and this audacity comes straight from the political shelter granted by corrupt politicians who eventually get a cut from all the "proceeds" by way to auctioning plum posts.
if we really need to root out corruption, we have to start both from top and bottom, the top being more important IMHO. if people see corrupt politicians at the top getting away with it and becoming more powerful, that is what sets the moral standards of the nation.
i am confident that as soon as public sees corrupt getting punished swiftly and severely, our systems will start to clean up. we must support every initiative to root out poilitical corruption, while doing all we can in our own little ways. more