Corruption in India: The Ugly Truth about Indians

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Can I ask you an uncomfortable question?

Are you corrupt?

Yes, I am talking to you – the person reading these lines.

“Me? What? No, I am not corrupt.”

Cool. Maybe your father is, or your mother, perhaps.

“Are you out of your goddamn mind? Nobody in my family is corrupt.”

Okay, don’t get angry.

I was just curious.

You see, India is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

And that’s interesting since nobody even acknowledges that he or she has anything to do with corruption.

“Oh, yes – politicians are corrupt, and so are the clerks in government offices.



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Pollution is Not the Real Problem

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Politicians are liars.

They can make you believe anything they want. Heck, they can even turn lies into truths.

How?

By repeating them over and over again.

A lie they have been propagating since eternity is that the gravest danger India face is pollution.

But the reality is quite different: pollution is not the issue, not the real one.

Then what is?

Well, think about this:

How many times have you seen politicians talk about the consequences of overpopulation; that India is one of the most populous countries in the world?

You can’t even recall, right?

They have been drilling in your head that the problem is pollution.



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I Rarely Host Radio Shows on FM Gold. Here’s Why

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Manipulated art ceases to be art. – Seth Godin

As a radio jockey, I have presented many live radio shows on the FM Gold channel until 2014. (It used to broadcast on 106.4 MHz back then).

My listeners are upset with me because now I rarely host radio shows. And I feel I owe them an explanation since they are the sole reason for me being a radio jockey.

So here it is:

10th December 2003 – one of the most remarkable days of my life – I hosted my first radio show on FM Gold channel from studio number 30 of All India Radio’s Delhi station @0700hrs.



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Why I Will not Vote for MODI in 2019 (मैं इसलिए 2019 चुनाव में “मोदी जी को वोट नहीं दूँगा!”)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

आप को बचपन से सिखाया गया…

“बेटा, कमा कर खाओ, पुरुषार्थी बनो, दूसरों का मुंह मत ताको, अपने आप पर भरोसा रखो।”

“अपने आप पर भरोसा रखोगे तो तुम कुछ भी कर सकते हो।”

और वही तो आप करते भी हैं – समय पर टैक्स भरते हैं, बिजली चोरी नहीं करते, redlight जम्प नहीं करते, दूसरे शब्दों में आप एक उत्तरदायी नागरिक हैं, पर आपको आज तक मिला क्या, बताइए ज़रा?

कुछ भी नहीं!

अब ज़रा दूसरी तरफ मुझे देखिए:

मेरा जहाँ मन करता है, जहाँ भी मुझे कोई खाली सरकारी जगह मिलती है – (‘सरकारी’ शब्द का प्रयोग इसलिए करता हूँ ताकि आप को सदा यही लगता रहे कि अरे ये तो सरकारी जगह है, कोई क़ब्ज़ा करता है तो करता रहे, मुझे क्या।)

जिस दिन आपको ये समझ में आ गया कि भूमि का हर वो टुकड़ा जो सरकारी है, वास्तव में आपका है क्योंकि आप जैसे लोगों का ही तो टैक्स का पैसा लगा है उस सरकारी भूमि में, उस दिन से तो मेरी दाल ही गलनी बंद हो जाएगी ना!



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Green Diwali Conspiracy: Say YES to Firecrackers

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Firecrackers in Delhi on Diwali

Pollution is a valid concern.

It does affect our lives.

We keep reading and hearing about the ill-effects of pollution on our health and environment.

It is present all around us – in many forms – vehicles, highly dangerous industrial units and building material stocks being run illegally in residential areas, loudspeakers, and many more.

They all cause pollution, but surprisingly enough, people rarely talk about them.

But almost everybody starts talking about pollution with Diwali around the corner.

The newspapers, TV news channels, so-called liberals, seculars, and leftists start yelling at the top of their voices one and one word only-‘Green Diwali.’

‘Say no to firecrackers’ campaigns run in schools and colleges, and we’re made to believe that Diwali is the single most cause of pollution.



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