Corruption is the Price we pay for Democracy

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N.V.Sindhura said: (Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:15:16 AM)    
In my point of view besides politics corruption is increasing day by day because the person who are ready to give the bribe as well as the person who are wish to take the bribe are adding up daily. So first we the common people have to refuse the taking of bribe and youth are the main role to reduce the bribe by motivating others and by creating awareness in uneducated person.

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Swapna Julakanti said: (Sun, Apr 13, 2014 03:48:35 PM)    
Hello friends,

In my view both the public and political leaders are responsible for spread of corruption in India. Because in this election time even the educated youth are also taking money from Parties because we are least bothered.

Mindset of people is like what will happen if we take money as they are offering. Unknowingly they are also indulging in corruption. How can we expect a corrupt free india?

Now a days the small government employees who are also not taking bribe previously are taking now. The reason is their mindset is like so many are taking crores of bribes, political leaders are doing so many scams, what will happen if we also take. This attitude should be changed.

As long as everyone is sincere to their own hearts we cannot drain away corruption from this country.

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Shashank said: (Sat, Apr 5, 2014 05:59:40 PM)    
When we talk about "corruption", we generally look only at the political corruption. Instead of this, the corruption faced by the people in their day today life is mainly in public offices and on roads, where the lower level government employees interact with them.

This shows that corruption has spread in our society drastically.

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Thulasiram said: (Fri, Apr 4, 2014 03:58:02 PM)    
Corruption is the biggest weapon for reducing the country growth. The democracy also influences to make corruption in the country. We people elect the wrong person. Its our mistake. We must make a mistake to select the wrong one. So mistake is ours.

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Shushant said: (Wed, Apr 2, 2014 06:07:29 PM)    
Corruption means just a cheating, or earning more money by doing something in a wrong way. Corruption is now every where in the world. Every one wants to become rich in short period of time, that is not possible. Hence they do in a wrong way, and here the corruption arises.

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Jagadeeshwar Reddy said: (Wed, Mar 26, 2014 11:17:22 AM)    
Hi friends!

I would like to share some information what I have in my mind regarding corruption.

Corruption plays a vital role to decline the economy of the nation as well as value of the nation. If the more people corrupted in the country then the problems also increases along with corruption. People in our country giving the bribes to do their works in quicker manner. They always try to manage the with bribe, but manage the things will not give the permanent solution, so we should in manner to solve the problem of corruption like 1) we should abide the rules & regulations of nation.

2) we should stop to giving the bribe, although the things may be delayed.

3) we should aware of the consequences of the corruption then it is easy to abolish the corruption from the society, at the same the we should conduct the awareness programs on corruption in rural areas then we remove the corruption problem at root level.

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G.Vinoothna Rao said: (Tue, Mar 25, 2014 10:01:33 PM)    
As we already know that corruption is spreading like a dreadful virus in india, there is a need among the people in changing themselves. The most important thing that people should do is that electing a proper politician, in solving the problems. Government should take initiative in this regard in providing good facilities, so that people will live freely, mainly basic needs should be provided. By properly implementing such features people mind set may change, so they refuse to give bribe. The bribe acceptors should be punished severely.

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Krishna said: (Mon, Mar 24, 2014 11:46:06 AM)    
CORRUPTION: Its now spreading more than swine flu. Its more dangerous virus to spread all the people in the entire nation. The only MEDICINE for to reduce the corruption drug is to change the mindset of the people for their selfishness. Many of we think that corruption is main caused by the politicians and govern departments officers. But first corruption starts from our home only with a small child in our home/neighbours. The only method to reduce at least half of corruption is first to clean our home to avoid giving bribe to people for common utilises also. If we follow it in every home in the entire nation then there will be no corruption at least in future generation.

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George said: (Tue, Mar 4, 2014 11:58:34 AM)    
Corruption is the most problematic thing in our democracy. Its time for India to take drastic measures in order to curb corruption. Every citizen in India is caught under the web of corruption. The grievance address by common man are not properly taken under consideration. The rich people are violating the laws and escape punishment by bribing. The current system must be reformed and reorganized rather than changing the entire system.

Jan lokpall bill is an instrument to fight against corruption, when the bill is passed to main aspect will come into consideration.

1. It is an independent body which will work with the help of CBI and there will be no influence from people who are under the power.

2. There will be fast track system where the problems of the common man and the system will be resolved immediately.

So this is one of the measure to curb corruption and also India have to educate many people so that corruption can be avoided.

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Ravi Kiran said: (Mon, Feb 3, 2014 02:50:37 PM)    
Corruption is a resistance the way of development of our country, because the people only encourage the corruption. First the people mind set should be changed because they are fixed to give the money to the corrupted persons and doing their work quickly. Some of the corrupted officers also encourage corruption for earning money quickly. So the public should give the ZERO NOTES to the corrupted officers to reduce the corruption. ZERO NOTES are symbol for the anti corruption.

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Swati Pal said: (Fri, Jan 24, 2014 09:45:57 PM)    
Today in our country corruption has become a type of virus which is nowadays getting spread in an individual like a viral infection. Almost all the people from 10-90% has corrupted. From children to youth, adult to senior citizens, they all get spoiled. In each and every step of our life we bribe.

In past we bribe for getting wrong things but today we bribe for getting right thing.


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T.Suman said: (Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:25:24 PM)    
One corrupt Customs Officer of Mumbai took twenty lakhs and allowed RDX to enter the city which caused the loss of hundreds of innocent lives and property worth thousands of crores was destroyed. If India is in todays pathetic condition, it is we the Citizens are totally and fully responsible. Because we ignore, least bothered about the happenings around us. We in our day to day life bribe the officials for getting our works done. We never resist and if we resist bribe giving, the civil society will not come to our rescue neither the politicians. Thus, our works will not be done. We will be victimized by the officials. If there is a strong machinery, like the citizen's charter, informing the pending status of our work and penalizing the officials for delay in getting the work and also by confiscating the properties of the corrupt government officials and our beloved politicians, giving harsh and rigorous punishments to corrupt people,

We can to a large extent wipe out corruption from the society. Unfortunately in our once Great country, every field is corrupt even the media. There are a very few people who do not bribe and not take bribes. Their count is marginal. When a person is crusading against corruption, we all must support him and pressurise the authorities. We must vote on the character and personal traits of a candidate rather than the party, region, religion and caste. We must understand that to vote a person belonging to our region, religion or the caste boomerangs on us if he is not worthy or honesty. Learn from Singapore, Japan, the Europe, the US. Where are they and where are we? India opened its eyes some thousands of years back. But today it is in deep dark. Because we are lazy, least bothered, cunning and dishonest along with jealousness and cruelty towards fellow Indians. If we do not change our mind set, then India will disappear from world map in next decade.

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Praveen said: (Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:24:24 PM)    
Eventhough he is a good person, when he came to power he also involving in corruption. Then people cannot predict the mindset of individual, this plays very difficult to choose a good person.

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Pallab said: (Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:39:21 AM)    
I completely disagree with the topic that corruption is the price which we pay for democracy. Firstly it is very important to understand what is democracy, We all know that democracy is for the people, of the people and by the people.

So, we can never blame the politics for that, because democracy itself has defined that we the people are responsible for it and only our initiative can help the country to reduce corruption. Each single step by us can bring a big change in the future generations. So, we people have the power to reduce the corruption.

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Sumit said: (Sun, Dec 1, 2013 02:57:22 PM)    
Directly taking names of the politicians and the political parties or the bureaucrats is not apt. Now we have to understand where the problem lies in and what are the loopholes of such things. Taking the examples of the CWG scam, the 2G scam, the COALGATE scam, we always point out the people heading that project, but the common people working under such projects are somewhat knowing the truth of the incidents and do not not come up with some complaint or sort of, due to the fear of job security and life security.

Politicians and bureaucrats are the part of the common people, they do come from the side of the common people. The people selecting them are also the common ones. So bringing a change in ourselves and not blaming others would be the apt way to evacuate corruption out of our lives.

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Sunil Choudhary said: (Sat, Nov 23, 2013 02:34:53 PM)    
Hi friends,

As we all know that not only India but also whole world are facing a huge problem of corruption. I think corruption results of the bad mentality of a person to earning the money quickly.

Corruption is a resistance in the way of development of our country. For the corruption, the society itself is responsible because we society person elect the leaders which are representative of our society and we blame them for their malpractices, So we should wisely elect a person who can run government according to the people.

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Rahul said: (Sun, Oct 27, 2013 03:39:55 PM)    
Corruption means one gives a bribe to anther. There is a very difficult and slow process to stop it. This is totally depend upon the thinking of the people that what people think about the society and our democracy. Corruption is all over the world, not only in India so that we can't stop corruption form root because we can't change all the individual attitude. But we can reduce it. This is only dependent of us that what we have elected. This can reduce only by the people what type of leader we will choose.

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Anhad said: (Tue, Oct 15, 2013 06:06:03 AM)    
Corruption is not the price we pay for democracy as it means for the people, by the people and of the people so we have to blame ourselves only as we select our leader. To abolish corruption it is a very slow and long process but it can be done by changing every individual attitude. If we are electing our new leader we should first check his/her background and then elect him if he doesn't has a good background then we have other choices also.

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Aryan said: (Mon, Oct 14, 2013 04:38:44 PM)    
I think that the society itself is responsible for corruption because it is we, the people who elect the leaders and then blame them for their malpractices. We should wisely select a person who can run the government according to the people.

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Nivethitha.D said: (Sat, Sep 28, 2013 03:05:35 AM)    
Corruption is the price for democracy. We (people) are electing the leader so can't blame leaders.

System is aligned and designed by the people, so people should blame us.

Since we are not bothered about our rights and an individual's selfishness and ease of work to be done is the cause of corruption.

TO abolish corruption, it will be a very long and slow process, since every individual should change their attitude. Thus our system will be cleaned by proper using of the people's rights.

So before blaming the system and others we will change our mind set.

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Karthik said: (Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12:08:49 PM)    
Hi everybody,

The topic under discussion is 'corruption is the price we pay for democracy'.

In my opinion corruption is giving or taking money for the work done. The first thought in all set of minds the present government is reason for these things.

The examples are:

1. Paying donations to join in good institutions.

2. Paying to get VIP entries.

3. Paying more amount to tickets etc.

These are few reasons that our country is becoming more corrupted.

I want the change from the present generation onward and use the RTI acts to diminish the corruption.

Thank you.

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Gaurav Agarwal said: (Thu, Sep 12, 2013 03:40:41 PM)    
Hello everyone. Corruption!. As soon as I utter this word, image of current governance system comes into our mind. But I ask who is sole responsible for this corruption? It is we people who are enjoying it at fullest & even teaches the same to society.

Right from the first day when we go to apply for admission in nursery class of our child to getting admission in a good college, we are ready to pay high bribes/donations. Forget all, Even in temples we are ready to pay Rs. 501 to get the VIP Entry Pass for Jal-Abhisheka and all. It is we people who supports corruption and helping it to nurture in our society.

All I can say is scenario has changed - Corruption is by the people, for the people and of the people!.

& it is we people who can eradicate it.

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Mahesh Patel said: (Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:58:45 PM)    
Hello friends,

"Corruption" after listing this word we always start blaming to our system, politicians. But I want to raise one thing that most of the parties do not include "GOOD GOVERNANCE" in their agenda or if they keep it, in the end they fail in proceeding "GOOD GOVERNANCE". Somehow we are responsible for that we do not try to change the system we always keep abusing the system. How many of us has filed RTI ever? I think this is the time of arising of youth, youth are most powerful vote bank for every party. If we start shouting, opposing wrong policies then only change will occur.

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Ashwini said: (Sun, Aug 11, 2013 08:59:06 PM)    
Hi friends,

As we know democracy means for the people, by the people and of the people.

I have been listening from my childhood. Nowadays children are learning this statement.

Without knowing the meaning of that. I think change must be from this stage itself. CORRUPTION means somewhat giving bribes to get our work done. Now even most of the educated persons are also supporting the corruption indirectly by giving the bribes.

The ethical values must be imbibed from childhood. Then we can see the change slowly in future. We should not blame the government. And even the government must take some initiatives to allow the people into politics with minimum qualification in education. So that the thoughts which are leading to corruption will be minimised in the system.

Finally, what I mean to say is the change must be from two sides. Thank u:-).

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Guru said: (Thu, Aug 1, 2013 02:23:18 PM)    
No one may control corruption the democracy is a slow process so some richers uses this to make they as slow millianors peoples feel in news but forgot news also left the topic if no interest on people so when we see democracy and corruption we can feel that.

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Apuroopa said: (Mon, Jul 29, 2013 07:37:41 PM)    
Really Corruption is the price we pay for democracy. China is non-democratic but it is more developed than India.

Corruption should be banned.

Not only politicians but other people are corrupted as they are ready to give bribes, etc. ,

So, we need to change ourselves the change others.

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Shane said: (Mon, Jul 22, 2013 08:13:58 AM)    
Define terms! Democracy isn't a Republic, for and by the people. Democracy is a step towards government running everything. Democracy is a majority being manipulated by the few. The few who are elect and wealthy. Democracy is a cultist agenda. Define terms! If anyone is intelligent or worthy and strong, define your terms. The answer is in the definition. A Republic defined in the US Constitution, is an individual rule defined by individual Rights.

If you watch ANY of the popular news broadcast or read the papers you're being manipulated under a democracy. Yes, corporate individuals pay to influence stories and propaganda to control group think, a democracy! When you or anyone is fed wrong info and taught generalized phony terms, then your decisions become corrupt! Democracy was hated by early Forefathers of America. Its corrupt! Hegelian Dialect. Problem Reaction Solution. Define terms! Don't be ignorant!

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Brajesh said: (Fri, Jul 19, 2013 09:50:57 PM)    
Hello friends, first of all I would like to explain what the corruption is- it is a manual activity which affects the other's right and produces a feeling of nuisance by any means. In the constitutional language restricting the freedom of others which should be inhibited.

In today's era we can see the abolish of this right of freedom in many scams, activity etc. But in my opinion democracy is not the cause because in real meaning democracy is FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND OF THE PEOPLE, that's why we have to blame ourselves for this disease.

We are democratic by constitution but are not democratic by mind unlike in UK, USA, where the peoples are democratic by mind also, in our country also, Kerala is on the way.

For this some initiatives should be started by the government, NGO's, local groups etc.

Some of the initiatives like RTI, RTE etc. Are very good initiatives, also we should implement a portion of social manners in our school level syllabus so that a slow but a positive reaction comes.

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Pooja said: (Wed, Jul 10, 2013 11:45:10 PM)    
Actually democracy and corruption are interlinked. As we all know that a democracy is of, for and by the people. So, if we are corrupt then definitely our democracy is corrupt. But, we can't join corruption with growth of economy.

In China, corruption is more than that in India. But still, china is more developed than India.

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Selvi said: (Sat, Jul 6, 2013 01:08:46 PM)    
Yes corruption which pulled back us from development. So we should take full responsibility which means if the giver is not present means it will not create any buyer too. We are all first take a pledge like we won't give bribe for anything at any cost it is only solution to stop corruption because the future India is in our hand like said my Abdul Kalam so we should be clean and correct means everything will change automatically.

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Thasmi said: (Sat, Jun 22, 2013 10:06:24 PM)    
Hi friends.

In my opinion corruption is not only giving money or any other gifts to make our job easily but it is the process in which the politicians are becoming millionaire in one morning how this happening they have no time for the development of our India they are more concentrated on how they can earn as much as money before they leave their position we should also try not to give bribes for any reason.

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Himanis Shah said: (Tue, Jun 18, 2013 05:54:30 PM)    
Good Morning friends. Today's topic is corruption is the price we pay for democracy. I don't agree with this let me explain, my view. I start with defining corruption in simple terms is dishonesty. Taking undue advantage of the authority by taking bribes. Dishonest, and disloyal conduct towards your work that leads to harm to the society. Democracy is the way of government ruling the country.

Democracy is of the people, by the people and for the people. Corruption is the word always used for government and that pretty not fair. Yes we agree many of the political leaders are corrupted but many of them are clean too. They are rather jus for the welfare of the country. Corruption is somewhere because of us. Lack of awareness, illiteracy, dishonesty and the kind of mindset to cheat people. So corruption is definitely not the price we pay for democracy infancy there are many more reasons behind it. Thank you.

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Arun Pathania said: (Wed, Jun 12, 2013 02:33:27 PM)    
Hi friends I think corruption is a problem which starts from the ugly minds of peoples. Almost everyone want to attain success at any rate whether the way that they using is wrong or right they pay no attention for it they get corrupted. Thus there is no formal laws are exists through which it must be stopped it will be stopped if one should control over his desires and give up such methods to earn money by its own.

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Sai Kiran said: (Wed, May 29, 2013 06:07:23 PM)    
I don't think that corruption is the price for choosing democracy because corruption is the fault that raised due to man's greediness on one hand and his urgency to complete his work fast on the other hand. So we can't blame the system for that. Corruption occurs in every system of government.

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Deepak Kumar Bharti said: (Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:28:23 AM)    
I think corruption is not the price for democracy because in every type of government we can find corruption. Corruption is the result of mindset of people to give thing to get thing done on priority or misuse of power. We talk about leader that the are corrupt, bureaucrats are corrupt it is true but it is also true that we make able him to do these type of illegal work. Therefore now time has come that we have to come together and take step against corruption. We have to start from our home, to root out the corruption. We have to choose our best leader, & government Also take care of the fact that people should able to choose the best leader by protecting them from non socialistic reason. To stop the corruption government Should make stringent provision against it & should honour the step which is going to stop it or are ready to routed out it. That all.

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K.Gowthami said: (Thu, Apr 11, 2013 06:06:16 PM)    
According to me, as long as we are selfish and lazy only we are responsible for the success of corruption and not the democracy. Because we bother only about us and we do anything to get things done fast not thinking about the consequences. There is corruption. Corruption is everywhere. To stop corruption we people has to change and lead a success.

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Nitesh Mahajan said: (Thu, Mar 21, 2013 10:00:08 PM)    
Hi Friend,

What is corruption " To give things to get thing done on priority ".

Or we can say say misuse of power.

I completely disagree with this "corruption is the price we pay for democracy".

We each at individual level promoting corruption, because everyone wants his own works to be done on priority not even in government office but in temple too. We always ready to pay bribe, to get work done as son as possible.

Now my friends we are livening in Republic country where our government work according to system and our government always trying to improve it, so it is the responsibility of each individual to Cooperate with the government and it is also a responsibility of us to follow the system.

If each each individual follow the system there will be no need to give bribe.

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Khalid said: (Sun, Mar 17, 2013 12:32:31 PM)    
Hello Everyone, It is good to see so may thoughts regarding the topic.

My take is, it is completely illogical that corruption is the price we are paying for democracy. Democracy is Independence, it is giving us all the right we have as a citizen of India. Democracy is a result of hard work and the hard ships all the great people like Bhagat Singh and others had faced. It is upto us that how we want to see and how we want to make this society. It is us who decides what should be done in which way, corruption is a like a disease which has been created by us. No body can't make any excuse that he never done anything which contribute to the current situation of corruption we have in our country. There is a need to correct ourself first, start it from yourself your family your relatives and so on. Gandhi ji has told us; be the change you want to see. So if we want to see and we want to have a corruption free society it should be our prime responsibility rather than blaming other.

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Gnana Prasoona said: (Wed, Mar 13, 2013 01:19:41 PM)    
Corruption is the biggest bug that is making our countries GDP to reduce.

Because of this only corruption India is ranking in least position in every technical sectors. For example, if we go to any government office for a work with out money no one look at our work.

Richer are becoming more richer and poorer are becoming more poorer because of this corruption.

Every student and individual should step forward to reduce corruption in INDIA and make our country richer.


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Amas said: (Mon, Mar 11, 2013 05:28:24 PM)    
Hi guys,

Corruption is a great and basic word can be heard any where. But the person who are talking about the corruption are himself corrupted. Every one now a days want to get their work quickly which results in the extra money charge called corruption. This sweat box of money make them greedy.

Today their are so many politician in our country they solve the problems of public in exchange of money either the work is legal or illegal.

In our country every one want to earn money, it doesn't mean from where it comes, but should come. Every one today corrupted.

But this is not only due to the taker of money but also due to the person who give money for their legal or illegal work.

So to make our country we must be free from this fact that we will not give any type of money to get our work easily and if the officer or social worker stress for money than complain it. There is a effective low for this dishonesty.

So make your self free from corruption and help in making India free from corruption.

That's all.

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Neets said: (Thu, Mar 7, 2013 10:52:49 PM)    
Hello Freinds!

Just as "Every coin has two sides", like that CORRUPTION also has two causes. We have to look and think on both the sides. "We cannot clap with one hand". Its just like that. We are not to blame our politicians alone. WE ARE TO BE BLAMED TOO. But people forget this unfortunately.

More than 50% people today are paying bribes to public officials!

So how can the government alone be made responsible for this?

In every nook and corner of our nation we see corruption. Be it schools, Colleges, Offices, Government Offices, Hospitals and where not. The beginning of corruption starts from our house itself. From childhood itself children are given bribes. For example, if you want them to study then you promise them to give them the things they like. Is this not one kind of bribe? The next time the child him/her self will demand something from you and threaten you that if you will fulfill their wish they will not study. This is indirectly bribing is it not?

You want your ward to get good marks give bribes. You want your work to be done without any interference of law, give bribe. When will this stop?

The politicians spend crores of rupees on elections. They PURCHASE voters for them to win. Has anyone ever thought 'Where did they get so much money from?'. I am sure no one has.

India has around US $1.5 trillion in Swiss Banks and India tops in it!

India has more black money invested in Swiss Banks than any other country in the world!

Aren't these numbers huge? Yes, they are. Whose money is this? Its ours.

We live in democratic country. Democracy FOR the people, BY the people and OFF the people. We have the right to know where the money that we pay as tax go. But we don't even bother to ask.

This is the reason why so many people today are unemployed, stay on footpaths, don't have enough food to eat and no clothes to wear. Is this our superpower India 2020?

If we start giving bribes we surely will be able to bring down the corruption rate by 50%. Vote for the appropriate candidate.

Of course this will not happen in a night. It will take time. But its high time we start thinking about this. Its time we have to come together and unitedly fight against corruption. If everyone will think like this then who has the power to come and stop us? Awareness has to be created among today's youth who are the leaders of tomorrow.

Thank You.

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Ankit said: (Tue, Mar 5, 2013 03:48:58 PM)    
What I think is not different from others. We the people are against the corruption but we do not see our self. We claim leaders and politicians for our corrupted nation, but we our self are ignoring the fact that we too are corrupted. We are just discussing here but I think apart from discussing we should also be corrupt free in order to make a corruption free country. We have to at least try at our level. Then only something can happen.

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Harpreet Kaur said: (Sun, Mar 3, 2013 12:14:24 PM)    
From my point of view not only corruption is price for democracy because the country who are not democracy, they also corrupted. So we can say for our democracy only we, people are responsible.

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Sreeja said: (Mon, Feb 25, 2013 08:34:30 PM)    
Yes I support this topic that is corruption is the price we pay for democracy. We the people are responsible for the raise of corruption. In each and every field we bribe to get our job done. As far as corruption is concern, I think we are somehow responsible for it. Being in a democratic nation, we have the full authority to choose our leader. So, it should be our responsibility to raise hands for the most eligible one. Leaders are ruling over the country according to their whims and fancies, leading to more corrupted nation.

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Mohanasundari.R said: (Wed, Feb 20, 2013 08:33:08 PM)    
Friends, we are living in an corrupted world. So it is hard to remove the corruption from country as well from the people. Moreover, nowadays we can't see the selection process for more jobs without money. Money plays major role in our life and to the country also. Because of this corruption our India is still an developing country. You agree, our nations money are corrupted in a useless way to be used for our country.

Its the responsibility of every citizen to make our nation as uncorrupted one.

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Yadagiri.U said: (Wed, Jan 23, 2013 11:06:48 PM)    
My point of view corruption is illegal transaction between two or more persons. In India every person is not support to the corruption but every person giving and taking by demand the situation corruption is giving for as they do work with span of time that is legal or illegal corruption is taking for as they needs. Any way money is more important in our life. Then that not use for illegal issues.

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Kkk said: (Wed, Jan 9, 2013 03:15:10 PM)    
Now a days no one can have social responsibility that's why the country corruption will growing, if the people wants to fulfill their own requirements that's why they are pay the money to higher authority to do unethical jobs.

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Anuj said: (Mon, Dec 31, 2012 09:47:14 PM)    
I am not able to understand the Corruption, what is its definition, from where it came, why it can reach anywhere easily? And lot of questions which anyone can answer but I am sure no solution is there that can be implemented to remove it from root.


We are selfish we look for comfort, ease, quick results.

We think in orders "Me-> My Family-> My Relatives& My Friends-> Society-> State-> Country".

Corruption is there.

We have to change this mentality at each level of our life. Then only we can say we are right and wrong.

And then only we can struggle against corruption.

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Chitra said: (Mon, Dec 10, 2012 04:29:38 PM)    
Hi friends,

Let me explain about "corruption".

Corruption is nothing but a dishonesty. CORRUPTION IS ANYWHERE. If we take all fields which is include teaching, schools, politician, police etc. Both of them involved in corruption not only politician and traffic police. Corruption its like a disease. So we should stop giving to bribe to those field to avoid CORRUPTION DISEASE. "Change yourself first" & COUNTRY IS AUTOMATICALLY CHANGED.

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Deep said: (Sat, Dec 1, 2012 09:57:44 AM)    
If this topic is in contrast with democracy in India then I don't think democracy is left in India. Democracy means a government of the People, for the People, by the People. But nowadays politicians are not selected by giving votes they select themselves by 'buying' the votes, certain people really don't know about giving votes during elections they know this is earning time as any politician will come and give them money or something and they become happy they don't even know what is democracy. And when these type of politicians come into power, you can see what is happening from last 4 years.

About corruption, this is not the new term (as many said corruption means getting their work done by unfair means) people in old days (may from the days humanity exists) this thing was done but that time it was not harming anyone a lot (there were very less people then) but nowadays in a country like India with such huge population and of-course with democracy, everyone cannot fulfill his needs he has to take wrong ways, this results in corruption. But I don't think democracy has to do with it as there are lots of democratic countries in the world with less corruption India ranks at 95 (More the number more corrupt the country is) in the corruption perception. So we can realize there are lots of countries which are having less corruption while having a DEMOCRACY!

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Rahul said: (Wed, Nov 14, 2012 01:48:05 AM)    
Hi friends in my point of view corruption the price we pay for democracy. Democracy means of the people, for the people and we are part of democracy. Corruption occurs in India is not only govt's fault its our fault, because if we the people of India are not supporting the corruption then there is no question of corruption. So first we the people must be corruption less then India will automatically be a good democracy country.

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Biren(Rcm) said: (Tue, Sep 25, 2012 08:19:37 AM)    
Yes I supporting in corruption is the price we pay for democracy. Democracy is of the people, for the people, we pay price for democracy but some politicians, officers and police officers doing corruption and that is happening only because of us because some of us paying more money to the officers for getting our work done earlier so first we should stop the paying then after may be the corruption also will be stopped.

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Thiyagachozhan said: (Tue, Sep 11, 2012 06:36:33 PM)    
First of all we have to see the meaning of corruption. The corruption is nothing but the giving a thing (money or anything) for getting a work from others quickly.

As soon as the britisher leaved our country, some other dictators are formed in our country. They made corruption. But now each and every human being is corrupting upto his maximum extent. Corruption is one of the major common disease of the many countries. The country with corruption are the countries which are always the control of the other people.

The corruption is mainly coming from the people who are lazy and elite. At first, the lazy peoples and elite people are corrupted the society for their wealth. Then gradually peoples started to corrupt the society. But now we cannot do anything in the society without corruption. Instead of other feeling (National, Welfare of society) the corruption is the thing which is running as the blood in the people of the major countries.

So each everyone should try to became a corruptless.

Corruption is like a cholestral in the vessels of blood system (Society). It gradually decreases the size of the vessels and leads to heart attack (Social welfare).

So try to be a social man.

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Shubham said: (Fri, Sep 7, 2012 06:34:53 PM)    
Corruption is everywhere in the world. But the form and degree varies and it relativity changes as the time progresses.

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Amit Rai said: (Sat, Sep 1, 2012 10:12:27 AM)    
Corruption is the result of an ill mindset, a result of people's desire to fulfill their unjustified ambitions using unethical methods. Corruption can be found in any form of government-socialistic, democratic, communal or autocratic. So corruption is not the result of a system but of the people running the system. Hence I cannot buy this argument that corruption is the price we pay for democracy.

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Akshay said: (Tue, Aug 28, 2012 09:13:14 PM)    
Corruption is in our blood, politicians can't be blamed on a whole for corruption. Right from we start our day we promote corruption for example, suppose if we are late on our way to college/office we are ready to pay rickshaw-wala a peny more. So we, ourself should stop this corruption right from us then make people understand.

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Kanav said: (Sat, Aug 25, 2012 01:43:02 PM)    
Though corruption is teeming in a democratic state, it is not entirely correct to state that corruption is integral to democracy. India is a republic democratic, but angled towards democracy.

As for the comparison with America, the nation is an evolved one. And I think with the increase in transparency demands by the next generations, India is evolving. Democracy plays a role of little significance in terms of corruption when the nation is 'evolved'.

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Saloni said: (Thu, Aug 23, 2012 07:10:40 PM)    
We are all part of Democracy and hence to stop corruption we should start from ourself, laws and regulations should be more strict regarding corrupt people. They should be heavily penalized for their deeds. Also School must give lesson to student and encourage them to do all the their activities transparently, so that atleast our future generation (and leaders too) will not be corrupt.

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Akash Jaiswal said: (Mon, Aug 13, 2012 01:33:56 AM)    
I am putting a small example over here like if we compare our country with america, america is not having the corruption word in their dictionary, Because their thinking and way to manage their whole country is totally different as compare to our country. The political leaders of our nations are totally corrupt, but america is having up class thinking. They know better than us that, how to fulfill the demands which are necessary for the people who all are living over there. America has recently tested one missile I don't know the name of that missile but I heard that by this missile america can destroy the land of 9, ooo to 1o, ooo km, India copied the same thing we all might have heard about 'agni 5'by this missile we can destroy any thing on the wide range of 5000 km to 5500 km. So my point is why can't we copied the same rules and regulations which all are america's government applying to maintain their strong political and economical background.

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Bskine said: (Sat, Aug 11, 2012 04:16:56 PM)    
We talk about democracy and corruption but many of us are just too tired even to vote. We prefer to promote corruption when we have to get our work done. We fail to stand by those who raise voice against corruption. We just want to win an argument but loose even our self esteem to corrupt system. We are the promoters. There is fragmentation within us, what we say, what we think and what we do. What have we actually done, on individual basis, on ground level, to strengthen democracy and reduce corruption?

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Neha Singh said: (Sat, Aug 4, 2012 07:29:17 PM)    
I am totally agreed with the term that corruption is the thing which we are paying for democracy. If we step forward and make our will strong against all those evil happenings, I am sure one day or the other our country will also be changed and this will be soon if we are together. For this, first we have to change ourselves by making OUR ACTIONS TO SPEAK WHICH WE THINK.

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Anjali said: (Sat, Aug 4, 2012 12:09:51 PM)    
Corruption is involved in each and every aspect in our country and in this fast track world we find corruption as the easiest way to get our work done. It starts with the individual. Democracy is not responsible for corruption. Democracy is to the people, by the people and for the people. We have the right to vote, we elect our political leaders, so one must have a subtle mind while choosing the leader. Also, people should come forward and have guts to raise voice against anything wrong done rather than going with whatsoever is happening.

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Shiva Prakash said: (Fri, Aug 3, 2012 07:29:16 PM)    
Corruption does become a road block in the process of national development if the policy makers are not patriotic or not trained in development processes or not interested in national development and get away fooling citizens. However it is not necessary that corruption is the price we pay for democracy. A few months back, I read a book " 5 Years Guarantee : How to make India Richer " published by Manas Publications, New Delhi. The book is basically in the domain of developmental economics and public policy and suggests a very novel process for quick national development and poverty removal.

In this process of developemnt and employment generation, the concept explains secondary or inconsequential role of money. That makes corruption not affecting too much on the daily lives of the citizens. The book has even a chapter on corruption. If such a system for development is followed, in that case, domestic corruption (associated only within the national boundary) has no major impact. But corruption encompassing beyond the national boundary may have both short term and long term consequences for the nation. Take for example foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-retail.

It's colour is definitely marred by corruption at the highest levels. And once implemented, it will affect and drastically impact the Indian citizens leading to long term unemployment, higher consumer prices and threat to the national security. Just take one recent example of the story of apples in India. The Indian apples are diificult to purchase (not seen) , big retails and now even smaller retail shops keep only Australian or Fuzi or Chinese apples at much much hiher prices and unprecedanted rate of the price rise still happening.

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Rahul said: (Sun, Jul 29, 2012 06:20:34 PM)    
Democracy is not responsible for corruption, first we have to change ourself if anybody is asking for bribe then we should complain to police if police is not reacting then go to media which is most powerful medium to protest.

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Yash Mehta said: (Thu, Jun 28, 2012 06:26:38 PM)    
We all know that corruption is a Legal offense. And its like a fatal disease. But we can't say that only our government is responsible for corruption even we all are also involved in it. And we also enhance it as much as a politician. And I consider that its our misunderstanding that we blame our government. Our government is not corrupt but their people are corrupt. And they take undue advantage of their entrusted power.

We know that India is a world's no. One democratic country. Not because of their politicians but because of their people. So first of all we need to improve ourselves.

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Gargi Parmar said: (Thu, Jun 14, 2012 10:08:10 PM)    
According to me. Corruption is a dishonestly and illegal activity done by an individual but it doesn't mean that it is a price we pay for democracy. Being a Democracy we have a lot of rights and way to remove this social evil from our honorable country INDIA. Democracy is a only mean by which we can demolish corrupted people from our country.

For corruption we all our responsible for sure. But it is also true that we are only one who can remove it to. This independence is only provided by this democracy. Being democratic we can ruin this incurable disease from INDIA.

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Anish said: (Wed, Jun 6, 2012 08:39:08 PM)    
Corruption and democracy are two different thing and they can exist separately, but in a developing democracy like India, where most of the people belongs to the middle class, a government job is seen as a source of income first, and then they go for the duties. Believe me, in India a job having extra income, i.e. Black money is preferred over the others.

If we are looking for a corruption free India. It can be achieved but only after everyone of us stop corruption related things. Corruption, in the way I see, is a communicable phenomena. If one of your workmate used to take bribe, then now or than you will get involved in this. So we can't blame politicians, they are also among one of us.

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K.C. Joshi said: (Sun, Jun 3, 2012 03:58:42 PM)    
Corruption is not a new thing. It has existed in the past and will continue in future. Corruption is more prevalent in dictatorship or irresponsible government. Democracy is supposed to be the best available system of governance. Now, it is said that corruption and democracy are inseparable. This is not true. Democracy is form of government in which peoples participation is vital. They are the master of the government. The corrupt government can be thrown away by the people in a democracy. The studies show that corruption is not totally absent in democracy. It is more in developing democracies. In India, corruption thrives because of unholy marriage of politics and money and muscle power The compulsions of coalition government, particularly at the federal level is an unholy source of corruption. But, it is democracy which is the only hope to combat corruption. Accountability, openness and transparency can prevent corruption, which is possible in a democratic system only.

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Manoj said: (Fri, Jun 1, 2012 09:28:10 PM)    
We all know that we are living in the democratic country corruption is the result of democracy. We are those who increase the corruption because if we wanna get our work done then we agree with to give any cost for our work that increase the corruption by this the applicable person are gone back. The middle families person are not able to give bribe.

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Deekshant said: (Mon, Apr 16, 2012 09:28:09 AM)    
If corruption is in the hit list of India then why the bill like lokpal hasn't being passed and just being tabled number of times in Indian parliament for the last 50 years and still not being implemented.
The reason is we are running away from our responsibilities and hiding behind a word called "Democracy and its procedures". So, In my point of view we need to have certain exceptions as far as topics like corruption is considered.

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Simran said: (Sat, Apr 14, 2012 06:26:44 PM)    
I think its right but is every country corrupted or only our country has a weak system?

Many may agree and many may not. Those who are involved in this they would not feel guilty because corruption has become their earning source. So if we want to stop it we all have to wake up and fight against it. Hence we should be alarmed of corruption.

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Sohail said: (Sat, Apr 14, 2012 05:07:44 PM)    
Corruption is not the one we pay for our democracy. Corruption is the one which we pays to political person. Only 250 crores is deposited in the swiss bank where is the other money. We people are responsible for the corruption. Why we pay to police man if we break the signal why we won't pay to the court.

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Monty Sharma said: (Thu, Mar 29, 2012 01:49:25 PM)    
Its totally unjust to say so. DEMOCRACY is a tool which empowers individuals to speak out their thoughts & views. It is only because of the existence of democracy that a 2g or cwg, coal mines etc are brought by the whistle blowers in the limelight. The very root & shoot of CORRUPTION is kept under check because of democracy. Imagine the case of an autocracy. At-least here we can speak, protest, fight & you never know succeed too while fighting for the very cause of corruption.

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Simran said: (Sat, Mar 24, 2012 09:24:56 PM)    
Corruption has proved to be cancerous in the recent past.

"Over 250 billion crore is, only deposited by Indian leaders in the Swiss bank, said Swiss Bank's director".

Corruption always flows downwards, So when our leaders are corrupt, automatically our security gaurds are corrupt. But because of democracy we are able to protest for our emancipation. Think about an autocracy, here too corruption is prevalent, but people cannot even protest. So it is wrong to say that corruption is the price we pay for democracy.

Not a single person in India would have to depend on paltry food, If all political leaders are made to produce their property with a manifesto. The anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has given up everything for a strong lokpal bill. But it is impossible for a single person to drive against corruption unless and until he enjoys the support and effort of the masses.

Have you heard about Abdul Kalam's book India:Vision 2020?, It illustrates how the youth of this country can work towards a better futrue of India in the contemporary world.

So as the youth of this country, It is our responsibility to strive for a corruption-free India.

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Swati said: (Tue, Mar 6, 2012 12:26:34 AM)    
There's no doubt that corruption has strong roots in India. But to say that we suffer corruption just because we're a democratic country would be grossly wrong. There are other democratic countries too where corruption isn't as prevelant as in India. In our country the people in power are more concerned about winning the next elections rather than bringing the necessary reforms for the betterment of our nation. A more astonishing fact is that those people are elected by us, the people of India only.

Its a matter of perception on part of those elected representatives that which path they choose-coruption or ridding the system itself of corruption.

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Kapil said: (Sun, Feb 26, 2012 09:52:07 PM)    
A democratic country is a country where people have various right incuding right to choose a party who will run their country, but what can a people will do when a member of house cheated with other member. He can't do anything in the same way we all are aware that in India there are two main parties congress and bijepi and people have to select among of these two party but politician are considering their birth right to take bribe and being corrupt we have many of example like 2g scam and commanwealth scam etc.

But many of mine friend are talking about corruption in politics only but it is a problem which is spreading day by day in each and every field such as in our educational system. Altough anna ji and many other social worker have taken a stape against corruption but it is not at all sufficient all the people of our country will have to understand the problem so that we can overcome the problem.

So the conclusion is democracy can not be blamed for corruption in our opinion.

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Vipin Kataria said: (Sun, Feb 26, 2012 12:53:44 PM)    
In my opinion , in the large democratic country i.e INDIA, corruption is spreading like a disease and this disease can be cured if everyone starts taking steps. Firstly we should stop giving bribe to politicians , traffic police or to any other person only after that we can stop spreading this disease. We should salute the work what ANNA HAZARE has done for our country to stop corruption, but only one man cant change everything in a short period of time as corruption is in our country from a very long period of time . To finish corruption is not a one day job. We should know our rights and responsibilities towards our nation and abide the rules and regulations than surely we can through away corruption from its roots.

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Shinny said: (Sat, Feb 25, 2012 09:50:58 PM)    
Corruption is social evil. The people who will take corruption is a criminal but what about the person who will give the corruption. Both are criminals only. People give the money to the officer or others to complete their work as soon as possible without any trouble. They don't think about others. People are so selfish. Once the officers are habituate for money they will ask again and again. For example:if a child cry, mother will give a chocolate to him for stop the crying. The child will habituate and cry for chocolate. In election time, politicians will give money or gifts in same time people will take the money but none of them will inform to police.

If a person think about others their is no corruption, no poverty, no poor, no richer.

I'm sure if people are honest and not be selfish then our India will become developed country.

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Mahesh said: (Tue, Feb 14, 2012 04:45:44 PM)    
Yes, I have observed everybody has given their opinions. But nobody said that, is he not involved in any corruption. For example, in our house our parents encouraged us if you get 90% this year, you will give a two wheeler. The child get that 90% marks for getting bike. From childhood, we are encouraging our children as habitual corrupted person. In the same way, after getting job, he was habitual to do any work to get something. In this situation, the person can't do any work without getting anything from anybody. He always searching for to get something.

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Babita said: (Sat, Feb 4, 2012 05:11:55 PM)    
Corruption in any form is treated as an incurable disease. It is the main cause of our social and economical evils in the society that damages our moral and ethical values. If once corruption starts taking place then, slowly or gradually the whole country passes through the impure net and become incurable. So if we want to stop corruption first we the citizens of India have to change.

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Pranita Bhawalkar said: (Wed, Feb 1, 2012 02:41:52 PM)    
Corruption is growing day by day.People should take it seriouslyia to protect corruption.India is a democratic country which gives power to citizens to choose leaders for a country.People should choose a good leader.Youngster should take part in this so that the entire political system could be changed.

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Sindhu said: (Tue, Jan 31, 2012 08:53:19 PM)    
Corruption its is the major problem in India now a days it is seen in all aspects and in every issues like giving bribe to traffic police not to fine us but it is the major mistake that taking bribe by police is said to be corruption but giving bribe is also said to be corruption so to avoid or to eradicate corruption the major act was it should be started from our side then to next level.

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Joshua Issac said: (Mon, Jan 30, 2012 09:06:49 PM)    
Corruption does not have to be the price of democracy. There is a culture of corruption in India, where people are *expected* to pay for their rights.

Of course, corruption can be rooted out if all of us change ourselves and our attitude towards it. If we all stop paying and accepting bribes, then corruption dies. But that is not easy--I can stop myself from doing these things, but I cannot stop my neighbour doing it.

Rather than a bottom-up approach where everyone decides they will no longer pay bribes, which is very hard to enforce, it is much easier to solve the problem using a top-down solution, starting with those in power--the ministers. More transparency and accountability will help reduce corruption. Moving to a more cashless system, and making public the financial transactions of high-ranking officials will do a lot to help curb it. There should be measures to disincentivise corruption.

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Sudhakar said: (Mon, Jan 30, 2012 03:15:40 PM)    
The corruption is only made by the politician this also done because ours when we fined.

By the traffic police we won't go to the court to pay the fine so we just giving bribe to the police. The don't say that the corruption is because of the politician. If we avoid to giving bribe in our daily life, there no corruption in our feature.

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The Brave said: (Thu, Jan 26, 2012 11:27:29 AM)    
Yes DIVYA, what you said was correct but do you think that every one is ready for that? even we are the citizens people do know the what are the rights we have and we can't change the entire people in the world but once the government changed sure the laws will be followed in a correct way and the whole INDIA can be made as a corruption free place by its strict rules. Only the government has the ability to change people but its not good here. I don't say that government only corrupting in this world I m saying ITS THE ONLY BASE FOR IT.

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Divya said: (Sun, Jan 22, 2012 11:36:19 PM)    
Not only the politicians even we people are responsible for corruption. We have seen people bribing traffic police men. So it these people who are motivating them to accept bribe. If instead of changing these government officials, we can take a strong stand of not bribing any one whatever may be the reason. This corruption can be automatically removed from our society very easily.

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The Brave said: (Thu, Jan 19, 2012 08:10:04 PM)    
It is easy to say that corruption can be stopped if every individual changes himself to a good way and stop bribing etc but the real problem is no one is ready for that. Even if someone tries to be like that he can't achieve his needs. Corruption must be removed. Our bad government is the source of our corruption in our environment. First destroy it and bring us a new government.

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Akash Khatik said: (Sun, Jan 15, 2012 02:52:35 PM)    
If we want to stop corruption so firstly we will have to change because every citizen want to stop corruption and every citizen involved in it. I am of the country no I am for the country. This feeling should be in every Indian.

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Karthic said: (Fri, Jan 13, 2012 03:26:14 PM)    
Corruption in India is not only because of politicians but some of us are also part of it. Some or the other way we do corruption but we don't know it. Fast or movements is not a way of resolving the democracy we have see that we don't do corruption even unknowingly.

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Rajan Christian said: (Sun, Jan 8, 2012 12:12:54 AM)    
Corruption is a Billion dollar industry for India!!! Got to tell one thing only, "Change yourself first, world will automatically change with you..." :-)

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Alok said: (Fri, Dec 9, 2011 11:30:51 AM)    
I m not agree that corruption is a, we pay for democracy. Democracy is the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy gives power to every citizen to speak to do and to write. If we are blaming on democracy it means we are blaming our oldies who fought for it and gives supreem saerifise to their life. I agree with that corruption is spreading in our society in very fast manner. But only politicians are not responsible for that, we are also involved to select them and voted for them. Its a deseise like cancer for the society. Its very difficult to remove it but not impossible, its not one day job for a man, its takes long time, every person have to participate and give their contribution. If we want to remove corruption from our society so we have need to change to our self. Every people have to speak against corruption at when it needs, not to wait for others. We never forget that our oldies are fought with british with so bravely and they win. So we need to start a campagain against corruption and every people have to participate in this actively.

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Chowdary said: (Tue, Dec 6, 2011 11:05:34 AM)    
Hi friends. Inida is the largest democratic country in India. It has so many special features which differs India from rest of the world, but being a large democratic country.

The constitution of India is written, keeping in mind all the religions, regions, culture and the all the sectors of the government. In the constitution of India experts have discussed corruption that if any government officer was proved that he was corrupted he should be punished. Even there is an act regarding corruption, why this is spreading like a disease?Each and every Indian should ask this question himself/herself. Don't think too.

High, it is only we, carriers of the disease, corruption, just like if fever is the corruption we are the virus spreading it. Is there no tablet for corruption?absol lutely there is. We should change our attitude. We should not any gifts or money to the officers to make our work. It is his duty to do the work. Government is paying him wages and we are paying tax for everything (house tax, vehicle tax, road tax etc). Just by following the great saying by Mahatma Gandhi 'first change yourself that you wish to see in the world (society) '.

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Lisa said: (Sat, Nov 19, 2011 03:40:47 PM)    
No. It is totally wrong that corruption is the price we pay for democracy. If we say this then it is just a insult of our old knights who were fight a lot to make our country a democratic country. It is just a change of time, change of thoughts that the people only think about their self. The people to whom we give our trust, our votes are also think about their profit. If they give that much interest to improve our country in such way considering all categories of people then also the country can improve. If there should not be any beggar, no one will be under the poor line, all have their foods by their own earnings then the democracy will success. But for it we all have to wait, we also have to give our 100% to the country to improve it. If we all are together then the corruption will disappear from our country. Its existance is just because of our support, if we don't support it then it can't be grow any more. And we should not compare our country, INDIA with other country we should respect our own culture our own thoughts so that we can improve it by our own way. Then only we can proud to be a citizen of the democratic country.

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Ria said: (Sat, Nov 5, 2011 07:55:54 AM)    
Corruption is the abuse of power and consequently the people. Corruption causes not enough money going to the pockets of the people that who need it, but rather the politicians. This problem is not only prevalent in India, but also in socialist countries. Lastly corruption is caused by greed, which is inevitable pull of emotion for us humans.

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Akshita said: (Fri, Nov 4, 2011 08:22:56 PM)    
Well well well let me ask you a question Mr. Vishal that though the government is transparent and answerable to us, what is the guarantee that whatever it is answering or showing to us is the true picture ? And ya ...
Keep this in mind that Grammar rules & language used is correct .

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Pooja said: (Wed, Nov 2, 2011 07:19:49 PM)    
I strongly believe that corruption is the price we pay for democracy. This is because even if we take the blame it would be right to fight against it on the same time. But if we are not given fair opportunities to fight it then how are we suppose to fight it? the government is transparent-agreed. But it is transparent only when asked for. If the citizens do not know about half of the corruption that is in their country how are they suppose to respond to it or fight it? and how many people are aware of the fact that the government is answerable to each and every thing they do? their is no education no proper initiative taken to make citizens aware of it instead they are being scammed without their knowledge so how exactly are we suppose to take the blame on our head?

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Vishal said: (Mon, Oct 31, 2011 05:31:48 PM)    
Okay.. There are two main things in this thread that appalls me.
1)The pure lack of knowledge in various comments in this thread.
2)The astonishing abuse of grammar laws in this thread.

Anyway, here's my take.

Corruption is NOT the price we pay for democracy. If you think about it, being a democracy is the only thing that helps us put our views out here. A democratically elected government is answerable to the people, through the opposition party. Yes, there is rampant corruption in the society, not just in the government services, but also in private sector industries, such as Satyam. But think for a moment. A lot of money has been looted with a legal check on power. What if we had no rights to say what we want to? If there was no opposition that points out the embarresing flaws in a ruling pary? The corrupt will have a license to do it in the open, and a lot more money would be taken away from each of us.

Its very easy to say that corruption is unstoppable, and crack jokes about the corruption in India. If none of us pay a bribe to anyone, try to use monetary power to cut corners, this is possible. Government agencies might refuse to work without your bribe, but if none of us pay a bribe and he still refuses to work, the whole system will collapse. He will not be able to take it after a point. This doesn't happen in a day, of course, but with a clear destination set in our minds, we can get there.

This is not the first time there was a mass public agitation in the country, where the government seemed to be in power of everything, but all it needed was persistence and non-cooperation of the public. Think of our fight for independence. Corruption was much more rampant, and the Englishmen were in control of all our government undertakings. We got them out of the country. It is possible to do that to corruption as well, we just need persistence and faith.

As many people rightly pointed out, if corruption was the price paid for democracy, communist nations such as China wouldn't be corrupt, and they are ranked higher in the most corrupted nations list.

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Pooja said: (Wed, Oct 26, 2011 01:43:15 PM)    
I dont agree that corruption is the price we pay for democracy because being a democratic country we have many rights in our hands but as far as corruption is concerned democracy opposes the corruption. If we know our rights and our responsibilities we can surely throw away corruption from its roots.
We have to change at first place because removing corruption is not a one day job nor a one mans job. We must stop giving bribe in public offices, to traffic police, we all must abide by rules and regulation then only the cure of corruption is going to come.

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Neha said: (Thu, Oct 20, 2011 05:07:08 PM)    
Yes I also agree corruption is the price we pay for democracy. Democracy is of the people, by the people, for the people. It is we who pay for our democracy. First of all we need to stop paying to the officers for getting our work done earlier or in smarter way. We should join the hands with Anna because he is creating awareness which is very important. He is doing this for our welfare.

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Pushpanjali said: (Thu, Oct 20, 2011 03:45:02 PM)    
Corruption is increasing day by day.As everybody says politicians are resposible for this corruption but as well as we too are responsible for this corruption.It is we only who elect the wrong candidate because they fill our pockets with money. Indians are not aware as 70% of them are illiterate. We should spread awareness and open the eyes of each and every citizen of india.Then only corruption can be removed.

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