Another view on corruption in India

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Some may differ but nevertheless

a thought provoking view point !

Indians are Hobbesian.(culture of self interest)

Corruption in India is a cultural aspect.

Indians seem to think nothing peculiar about corruption .It is everywhere...

Indians tolerate corrupt individuals rather than correct them.

No race can be congenitally corrupt.

But can a race be corrupted by its culture?

To know why Indians are corrupt ,

look at their patterns and practices .


Religion is transactional in India.

Indians give God cash and anticipate an out-of-turn reward.

Such a plea acknowledges that favours are needed for the undeserving.

In the world outside the temple walls,

such a transaction is named- “bribe”.

A wealthy Indian gives not cash to temples,

but gold crowns and such baubles.

His gifts can not feed the poor. His pay-off is for God.

He thinks it will be wasted if it goes to a needy man.

In June 2009, The Hindu published a report of Karnataka minister G.Janardhan Reddy gifting a crown of gold and diamonds worth Rs 45 crore to Tirupati.

India’s temples collect so much that

they don't know what to do with it.

Billions are gathering dust in temple vaults.

When Europeans came to India they built schools.

When Indians go to Europe & USA, they build temples.

Indians believe that if God accepts money for his favours, then nothing is wrong in doing the same thing.

This is why Indians are so easily corruptible.

Indian culture accommodates such transactions morally.

There is no real stigma. An utterly corrupt politician can make a comeback, just unthinkable in the West.


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