Mega scams like the CWG, 2G, Adarsh scams and spectrum etc are only the tip of the ice berg of corruption. Since these deals are comparatively huge, the corruption scale is also huge. Otherwise in every deal of any government at the Center or of any states, public sector undertakings or private sector companies, the same is the fate. In fact if there is a n organisation like WikiLeaks or Tehelka who tries to record, they may not find it feasible to work because the corruption has entrenched in our system and spread to the extent of 99% of our activities or population of our country if not all over the globe.
Corruption of the above mentioned cases looks huge comparing to other known cases because the deals are also huge. It is not only a question of involvement of money. Our general attitude itself is such. Only thing we see are things happening to or with others. Let us take our homes. If child becomes difficult to handle what we do? We offer a chocolate, pen or some other items to the child and tries to silence it. If the child does not go to shop and bring the items needed, do we go ourselves or do we offer a small amount to the child and induce it to go. If our children wants, note pads, pencils, ball point pens, if possible we get the same and some other things also depending upon our status in the organisation, from the stores of the organisation we work. Are these not corruption?
If organisations like WikiLeaks or Tehelka start dooing the recordings, eventually we can expect them also part of the system if not already in the system.
Those working for such organisations or the political parties are persons from amongst us only. They cannot be different. This reminds me of the sayings that "we get what we deserve" and "for our one finger pointing at others, 3 are pointing at ourselves .
Of course it is a curse. But only the investigating agencies or the Government agencies can change the system. It should involve every one of us to succeed.
Ramanathan A R