Archive March 2018

Corruption; let’s free it from within

Corruption; let’s free it from within

People are heard preaching that Honesty is the best policy. Alas! they don’t practice what they preach. A large section of society actually advocates ‘Honesty is not the best policy’. What is the thought process of such people? They are on a hunt for easy ways out, shortcuts to overcome challenges as well as to achieve success and progress in a speedy way. Even if it means to impact the society in a wrong way,

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A Blink with a Wink

A Blink with a Wink

The LEFT blinked; The RIGHT winked The HAND said- “WELCOME HONEY”. Both laughed and raised a toast, “For nothing is as sweet as MONEY”   For a newborn arriving in the hospital, Birth by c-section could turn fatal… The cut mark screams as a pointer To the hunted and the hunter!   Several bills across the table, In reality and not in AESOP’s FABLE; bribes and greasy talk you see, How in human God’s creation

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What corruption brought!

What corruption brought!

The television screams in the living room The commercial claims to dispel the gloom XYZ detergent pulls out all stains from fabric What about the stains of corruption on the social fabric? A tottering pensioner could do with such a detergent Another commercial endorsed by an aging celebrity gent Claims to make writing a pleasurable experience Can ABC Detergent wash away the shame of an illiterate community? PQR toothpaste leaves teeth looking fresh and white

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DREAM INDIA: Poetry that makes a Difference

DREAM INDIA: Poetry that makes a Difference

I am a bureaucrat  Divide and rule The Corrupt’s biggest tool Remember the crooked monkey Whom two cats asked to divide a roti Bit by bit the smart ape ate every bite balancing  heavy plate with the light Facetious cats were left with naught The Semian benefitted while cats fought I am a common man  I had to give a lecture on corruption I was late in reaching my destination Traffic signals further caused obstruction

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The REAL Solution to Corruption and Bribery: Building an Ethical Culture

The REAL Solution to Corruption and Bribery: Building an Ethical Culture

The overall outlook for India remains positive with its economic growth expected to accelerate. Sadly bribery and corruption continue to pose a significant challenge in India, threatening said economic growth. Not only has it stunted the country’s growth but it has also held the economy from reaching new heights. The many scams over the last few years committed or said to have been committed by powerful people. Those same people who have the position to

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Understanding Corruption In Depth

Understanding Corruption In Depth

Welcome to the never-never land where we discuss how to eradicate corruption… the digital space! Even here, “how to eradicate corruption” is a never-never land, for the Spark platform is one of the few to invite readers and contributors on their thoughts on how to eradicate corruption! I am not being sarcastic, neither am I being – or trying to be – funny. The fact of the matter is that most of us have now

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Nagaraja Sharma, the Scholar Second to None

Nagaraja Sharma, the Scholar Second to None

By Late T R Varaaha Murthy, M.A. A rare orator on religious topics, a post graduate and a doctor in Sanskrit, Nagaraja Sharma has born in Malur, Kolar District, Karnataka – India, in the year 1936. His father late S.M.Seetharamaiah served Government of Mysore, as a senior officer. Untimely demise of his father forced Nagaraja Sharma to discontinue his education, and take up a job in Indian Telephone Industries (ITI). His urge for knowledge made

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Salty love

Salty love

By Arbind Kumar It was daybreak when Pummy got up perplexed and looked around. A glass full of water was lying on the cub board. Neatly cleaned and folded towel was hanging on the wire in the passage. She leaned and peeped into   balcony, everything were as usual as those were in last night. Sun light is beaming into the room from ventilator. She moved her head to left up on the wall clock. Tic-tic

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INCORRUPTIBLE INDIA -A UTOPIAN DREAM?

  The other day, I was seated with a group of people discussing development in India. The moment someone mentioned the word “politician”, everybody else came out with adjectives like liar, selfish, greedy, corrupt, power- hungry so on and so forth. While all of what was said about the politician was valid, it set me wondering, if this is what they really are! Do these adjectives fit all politicians? Wait a minute! Are these adjectives

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Do You Have Answer Of These Questions?

Do You Have Answer Of These Questions?

With an Attitude of Gratitude to My Mentors, who guided me since my Childhood, I developed the Habit the Reading during my childhood and since then there has been no looking back. This article is the first in the series titled “How are Some Organisations or People Very Successful while Others are Not.” My Life Long Dream is to Inspire People to Reach their True Potential to Achieve Dreams and Live Life With Full of

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How Can We Wipe Out The Corruption and Bribery from India?

How Can We Wipe Out The Corruption and Bribery from India?

With an Attitude of Gratitude to Ms. Sahana Mam for Blessing me with an opportunity to be the part of the Beautiful Family of Spark, I am pleased to share my First Article on  Sparking.Biz. This all started, when they called me to express my views on “Can We Wipe Out The Corruption and Bribery From India?” The topic is quite close to my Heart and I immediately started thinking about what to share. I

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Women Enpowerment

      Women Empowerment Abstract “If you educate a men you educate an individual, however, if you educate a women you educate a whole family. Women empowered means mother India empowered” -“Nehru “ The subject of empowerment of women has become a burning issue all over the world including India. Strength of the chain is the strength of its weakest link. In a society, women are the weakest links, so that they may be

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Corruption is Deep Rooted

Corruption is Deep Rooted

My grandma once told my cousins & me as children, that charity begins at home. She had told us, kindness has to be learned & practiced with family primarily, secondly with friends, followed by the rest of the world. The virtues she bestowed upon me, remain etched in my mind. I can hear her voice speak to me, the moment I close my eyes, although twenty-seven years have passed since I first heard it. After

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Corruption Mukt Bharat

Corruption Mukt Bharat

For a country that is emerging as a Global Leader on many fronts including the size of its economy, it is rather unfortunate to note the shackles of Corruption, India is still stuck with. The severity of the problem lies in the fact that bribes are not just paid out as ‘speed money’ or to win ‘out-of-turn favors’, but are required for the Government Officer to ‘just do his/ her job’. It is generally a

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THE THUGS IN US (CORRUPTION & BRIBERY)

THE THUGS IN US (CORRUPTION & BRIBERY)

Banu’s decaying limbs She bred smokes and grew crops as if a rotten corpse To keep money For her only son That will fetch him job amongst the corrupted mob She cooked dinner after sunset blasphemous To feed the venomous Babu’s infamous…. Banu told her son Sssh, I have kept aside  Lot of money to bribe -the Babu For post of sweeper But the hungry amorous Babu Took away Her Pride Swept away her chastity

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Social Media – Connecting People…..

Social Media  – Connecting People…..

If we just close our eyes and think, how often we used to go to our relatives and friends place just 10-20 years back.  It used to be jollity and mockery all around, when the gang of our cousins and friends be altogether at our Granny’s place.  That era was really the golden era in real sense because there used to be no gadgets in our hands and no access to internet.  Life was as

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Weave your Relationships…

Weave your Relationships…

Have you ever wondered why we often tend to visualize/ feel/liken relationships to a Labyrinth and NOT to a lovely knit of varied coloured threads,  all blending together, and each adding beauty of their own, to make a harmonious piece of art ? I would say, we unknowingly carry forward the deep-rooted legacy thinking of relationships as a complicated thick web of emotions( mostly negative). We seem to feel our life is WASTED balancing relationships

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AAJ KAl KE BACHHE !!

AAJ KAl KE BACHHE !!

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the behavior of teens and their tantrums. And the flavor is often critical and regretful. Their labile moods, their unkempt manes, their weird wardrobes, their cultish obsessions with some symbols and charms and their constantly rebellious attitude sends unsuspecting parents into a tizzy and they generally start questioning the value system and emotional intelligence of generation which is very rightly called millennial. The social get-togethers where parents meet

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CHASING MEDIA MAVERICKS – THE GAME CHANGERS …

CHASING MEDIA MAVERICKS – THE GAME CHANGERS …

  “Social media has many potential positives, including expressing identity and maintaining human connections, we have to maximize these positives and mitigate the negatives.” – Anonymous Of all the Social mediums present  -Instagram the micro-blogging site has a bonanza of publicity for both bloggers and photographers alike. It captures real life unicorns bringing out the finer nuances.It has succeeded in changing and improving the way the world communicates and shares. Someone has rightly said that the

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Can we wipe out corruption and bribery from India?

Can we wipe out corruption and bribery from India?

 UNGRACEFULLY CORRUPT   Incredible India struck violently again on the “RICHTER Scale” of social demolition and doom.Citizens huddled up to the disturbing news of a Principal and owner of a school in the outskirts of Haryana, who allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old girl on the pretext of helping her clear her class 10 board exams. What is more appalling is the desperation of the child’s father! He apparently facilitated the deal by paying the accused Rs.

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Marketing Yoga: The 4-Ps are over, but Yoga is not!

Marketing Yoga: The 4-Ps are over, but Yoga is not!

By Kumar Simha Any marketing professional would know marketing by the 4-Ps. Product, Price, Place, and Promotion. But a make over of the same defines marketing as much more than that. It’s OVER (from my MBA Prof Steven Hurley): O ffer rather than the Product V alue instead of the Price E xperience and not just the place R elationship than mere promotion With the above face lift of the definition of ‘marketing’, I would

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The Millenial Dream

We, millenials, have the power to access, the intelligence to process and analyze any information. Our powers to create collectively are overwhelming, and much much vaster than the older generations. Not only information, but even ideas are at our fingertips. We seek and yearn much more.   We believe in a world where everybody follow their dreams. We want to cross the barrier of survival, and move on to a better paradise. A world where

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Hinduism…. And Sanaatan Dharm

Hinduism…. And Sanaatan Dharm

There is a rather disturbing trend, currently at very minute levels, of identifying  the rise of a doctrinaire tenet in what we like to call Hinduism. I find this observation surprising at worst, and a sweeping generalisation at best. First of all, The word “Hinduism” has no historical or religious basis. Our religion has no name; Hinduism is name coined by our Colonial Rulers, to the best of my knowledge. I have not found this

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Can we wipe out corruption and bribery from our country?

Can we wipe out corruption and bribery from our country?

Cause, Effect, and Remedy Corruption and bribery, the two words are interlinked. Corruption is always used interchangeably with bribery. Basically, corruption is an act of bribery. Bribery however is the misuse of position or power for personal gain, which may or may not be monetary. Both C & B have been around for thousands of years. Even in the Bible it was recorded that Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. He succumbed

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Corruption—Can we control it through Lateral Intervention ?

Corruption—Can we control it through Lateral Intervention ?

Who will be India’s‘Alexander, The Great’ to cut the Gordian Knot of corruption? Legend has it that when Alexander could not untie the knot owing to its complicated structure, he simply cut it with his sword!  A fine example of “Where there is a will, there is a way.”                         So when I was asked to write an essay suggesting ways to remove corruption

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“Soul Sojourn” – Spark book launch

Launching a book is an extremely special moment for an author.  Launching “Soul Sojourn,” a collection of spiritual thoughts of various authors across the nation was a mesmerizing experience for the Founder of Spark – Ms. Sahana Sunder, Chief Editor Ms. Aparna Dedhia and all contributory authors.  Spark is on a mission to become the largest writing community in India.  Both of them tirelessly communicated with the entire editorial team for making “Soul Sojourn” possible

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