CORRUPTION a necessary Evil – Bribery

Bribery ! Have u heard this word ringing in your mind! Does it resonate with u ?Your answer must be “No “ but most of the us are in and around this all the time directly or indirectly ! It starts from our birth and continues in this kalyug till our ends !

Haven’t u heard the words and sentences ..Sounds similar almost :
“God if u bless me with the birth of a baby boy …I will gift 10 kg laddoos to God “,
“my dear baby ..If you crawl and come to me ,Mama will hug u ..,
“if u get great marks in exam..I will get u a gift , ..
“if u do this gesture for my family ..my family will like u ,..”
“ if u give so much dowry your daughter will stay like a queen ! “
“If u complete this project on time . I will give u a promotion ,”
“if u give so much money I will get ur property papers forward ..
“If you give so much money , I will
Pass your property papers ahead for confirmation “
“if you get so much Prasad I will bury ur dead body properly n so on “..

A necessary evil is something that is necessary – needed fundamentally – but has considerably far reaching negative impacts. Bribery and corruption is become so much a part of our life that sometimes we don’t even realise we use it so very often !

Most commonly in public spaces Corruption is outcome of hunger. Corruption is outcome of hunger of look respected, big and powerful in society. Politicians helps businessman for assets or market shares. Media men helps their friend to win votes. So corruption is helping friends in acquisition of assets.

IN stories, we celebrated helping friends, In Ramayana, Sugriva helped Rama with all his army. In Gita, Krishna helped his poor friend Sudama. Duryodhana gave his kingdom share to Karna. Or, Drupada committed half of his kingdom to his childhood friend guru Drona. We celebrated all. Helping friends is natural instinct to us. It boosts inner confidence and ego of giver.

But in today’s context, same friendship become problem. Nexus of media, businessman, or politician is slowly consolidating world’s assets. People think them as corrupt pair.
All hungers are uncontrollable and has no end. More you acquire or taste it than more you want. It is like a sex or porn. Corruption is necessary for development of power centres or human connects. No relation is free. We connect people for mutual benefits. It is natural. We expect benefits. It may be evil but true and natural.

” Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  – Lord Acton”

World’s top 8 people have half of assets. Rest are dying in hunger. Is this a sustainable model ?? Inequality is increasing day by day. And they may end in nuclear war too. People are showing their frustration by choosing incompetent Donald trump or inequality supportive ineffective Obama. That anger is visible. Localization is increasing over globalization.
Even if corruption is natural, should it be rampant. It should be limited by law and over use should be controlled before it become messy. Social norms control other hunger. Hope some day this will be controlled too. Equality is a dream and ideal state. Nature never allows it. Nature works on power rules.
Less corrupt countries are more happy and peaceful. All hungers are respected like in some European countries. It can be reduced but can’t be make zero.

Is corruption needed fundamentally? Without the need for elaboration, NO.

Is it evil? Without the need for elaboration, YES.
Is it a necessary evil? Quite obviously not.

To answer your other questions, my personal belief for the roots of corruption is simply laziness. Somebody doesn’t want to do something, so give them more incentive to get out of their laziness and do that work. Of course at this stage in India, corruption has also become a trend so to say, where people who are not lazy may turn corrupt for the incentive of it.

Is it possible to work and grow without corruption in India? Of course it is. We need people who can say ‘no’ to corruption. This means ‘no’ from both sides, the taker’s and the giver’s. Since the giver is at an advantage (most usually), it has to start from their side, which means that it has to start with us saying no when we face corrupt people along the road.

Is it an easy way for success? Quite obviously, yes. This is why it is so popular. It is the easy way out.Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism and patronage. Corruption may lead to drug trafficking ,criminal enterprise and money laundering .In politics, corruption undermines democracy and good governance by flouting or even subverting formal processes. Corruption in elections and in the legislature reduces accountability and distorts representation in policymaking and breakage of laws .
More generally, corruption erodes the institutional capacity of government if procedures are disregarded, resources are siphoned off, and public offices are bought and sold. Corruption undermines the legitimacy of government and such democratic values as trust and tolerance.

Let’s pledge today that All forms of Corruption are going to be made to end Through the present generation one at a time and with a single start through me first specially a virus like Bribery should be removed more importantly through awareness and power of Word !

Let “I “ be the first step to Press to progress for the stand towards any corruption in our lives and strive towards a Better India a BetterBeautiful World .

Raina Khatri Tandon