It is difficult to say why we are experiencing so much corruption. Is it because we are seeing so many oppurtunities to make money that we are losing our power of discrimination? We are a poorly governed state, where ineffective policing, by ill trained police men, who are also highly politicised, makes India a haven for different criminal endevors. Most cases criminals feel confident that they may not be caught. Even if they are caught, they may not go to jail. India as a nation is living in two worlds. On one side we have adopted capitalist system for economy. On the other hand unlike many capitalist systems, we retain very extensive ties with extended families. Everyone wants to enjoy the fruits of capitalism, like making more money, enjoy finer things in life, buy new gadgets, own big properties among others. Like we stoke a fire for it to become a blazing flame, similarly continuous stoking of desire, through adverts etc, leads to raging need. The modern adverstising also gives a subliminal message that particular brand, for example coffee or deodorant or watch, and its association with beautiful women. A thinking person may be able to dissociate subject matter of advert from inducement, but many of us cannot. Our desire to acquire things that we want becomes a thing that we crave. To attain the object of our desire then we resort to all sorts of activity like crime, murder, loot etc. Let us take the example of Mr. Pawan Bansal. Mr. Bansal became minister in 2008. Mr. Minister’s wife had started a pharmceutical company, named Theon Pharma. It is emerging that from the time he became minister till date, Theo Pharmaceuticals had increased her trunover nearly 10 fold from 15 crores to nearly 150 crore ruppes in five years.
No problem with business savviness of Mrs. Bansal. Except it is coming out that honorable minister had used his clout to give loans to his Pharmaceutical company. This also he achieved by placing his relatives in the position of directors of commerical bank. Later, it also came out that Mr. Bansal was running a scheme to make money by selling senior positions in railway board to highest bidder. Mr. Bansal was running this activity from his office and official bungalow using his nephew as a shield. When the scandal broke, instead of promptly resigning, Mr. Bansal claimed innocence and disowned his nephew.