Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ethics In India Is Just A Passing Fashion.

Ethics and morals find a pivotal place in the history of Indian culture.Many businesses in India have tasted sucess due to their continous pursuit of perfection. Companies like Reliance have become market leaders not only due to thier competitiveness and efficiency but also due to the fact that they have been successful in retaining the core values governing their business. But with more competition comes a need to get even more aggressive and this ultimately leads to some compromises being made in the name of expansion. If some morals of good faith are compromised, so be it, if there is a roadblock, a little bribe down the desk comes handy,dosen't it?. This is the scene nowadays in all the government offices in particular.Employees in such offices are used to such dark incentives and they consider it their right and demand it from people whom they are supposed to serve.In Mumbai this has become a culture which I guess someday will find a rightful mention in some travelogue or a magazine which is devoted to help people get to know a certain place. The situation in Mumbai is so bad that for getting a basic thing like a ration card or a passport people need to get in touch with agents and touts who demand astronomical sums to get the job done.
I guess it's not about bad governance or failure of the legal machinery, it signifies that we as citizens have lost our right to govern ouselves. Honesty and hardwork have become poles apart and we are turning our backs to this phenomena. Unless we reclaim this right from the clutches of ignorance and corruption we will have to bear the brunt of this monster which threatens to bite it's own master.

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