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Corruption – Second Crusade?

YATHA Raja, Tatha Praja (The way the King is, so is the society)”. This is an old Indian saying. But there is a contradiction in modern India. “Neither will I eat (take a bribe), nor will I let others eat.” This was a promise that Prime Minister repeated several times, during his 2014 election campaign, and as the head of the country. However, during the 65 months of his reign, corruption hasn’t died down. Petty corruption continues – one can sit in one’s house and get a visa, or any other official documents, at the cost of an illegal payment. Low-level officials in key agencies, like the Police, continue to line their pockets. More importantly, systemic corruption thrives. People at the highest levels continue to receive tainted money in an organised manner – from the various mafias (liquor, mining, and drugs), Big Business, and large domestic and global government-to-government deals.




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VOL.13 | ISSUE 11 | FEB 2020
FROM RAJ TO RAFALE 17: The Twin Curses Of Earth and Sky
Surviving a financial storm
RANA SUGARS How they duped the investors
Land mafia runs for cover
Miscued effort
Governance is an overarching concept with many dimensions
There’s Seven for You, Three for Me
Goyal is in a hurry
New CVC and CIC
Struggling to make a mark
Scindia hurt and angry
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Local body politics
Importance of sons-in-law
Yogi lords over bureaucracy