Last updated: Dec 02, 2019
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, 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. And how can you forget the police, those folks are corrupt like anything.”
Really? Eh…now we’re talking.