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Corruption Vs Corruption!

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Corruption has deep roots in India. To get done almost all of your mundane tasks you need to pay 'speed money' and since it's 'time is money' for you, you don't mind paying. Then, for all your requirements of life like a job, licenses, favors and windfalls you need to make bribes or payoffs which is an increasing function of priority and to be a part of a lobby or a racket. It has become almost a way of life whether you like it or not. For employment you are forced to 'buy' a job which is the prevalent practice in most of the Indian states. When someone buys a job the immediate priority for him or her is to recover the 'spent' money as quickly as possible and one cannot achieve it in the normal course of employment. So, in a way it's like being 'initiated into corruption'.

Corruption is a basic function of 'greed'. Once you have enough greed you can embark on a course of making 'money' by hook or by crook. After becom…

Demise of a Spiritual Guru and Birthday of a Legend!

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It may be a quirk of nature that it had to be the same day, the 24th of April, 2011.

Tearful condolences to Shri Sathya Sai Baba, a spiritual institution working from Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh, India having followers all over the world, who passed away this morning after being in hospital for over a month. Millions of devotees are paying homage tearfully--devotees from all walks of life irrespective of religious beliefs. Millions are expected to come to offer prayers to his mortal remains at his Ashram Prashanti Nilayam. His mortal remains will be kept for this purpose till Tuesday, the 26th. In this sad moment there are many questions as to who will succeed his spiritual empire covering 114 countries or who will now be the spiritual guide for millions having qualifications to match his Avatar status or what will happen to the charity institutions and his billions of rupees of properties. Hope all will be well.

And, for cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar his 38th birthday today beg…

IPL-4: The Power of Money?

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Loyalties seem to be submerged in money thanks to the fourth version of Indian Premier League T20 being played all over India at the moment. It had been a nagging issue in previous versions too with players of particular countries called back to play for those countries. 

This time the issue has come out in ugly dimensions.  Sri Lanka had to prepare for the forthcoming England tour and so the SL Cricket authorities called back their players. Nothing happened, so SLC gave a deadline. Parleys and negotiations and threats followed from the most money-powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Inevitably the deadline got extended to May 18 as of now. 

Meantime SL main strike bowler Lasith Malinga, known for his slinging right-arm unique action, maintained throughout  about his knee injury. But because he continued playing IPL the SLC asked the question and called him back home for fitness test. 

And today, Malinga resigned from test cricket. He maintained that if he is exposed to…

North Pole! Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:49:05 -0600!

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This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point.
A scene you will probably never get to see in person, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole. And, you also see the sun below the moon, an amazing photo and not one easily duplicated. The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this: 'When someone shares with you something of value, You have an obligation to share it with others!' I just did.. Your turn Thanks to Yazdi Engineer Saheb for emailing me this precious photograph.

CORRUPTIONLINKS DOT COM!

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A social networking site needs tremendous number of users to succeed online. More the crowd more the online opportunities for advertising and marketing. Apart from the well known big ones many others are trying very hard to become a successful social networking site, but most of them in vain due to lack of active users.
Nowadays CORRUPTION is the keyword. There are so many scams out in the open and so many hidden. Scams involving billions of bucks link naturally to a huge number of rich and famous souls. Only problem is you don't know them. Controversies are being created everyday on links to some most powerful. You know it for sure, but officially it's all allegations only! Names and disclosures are demanded, but proofs provided by crooks are never considered officially.
NOW, in this unholy context, what if we provide a staggering online platform for all those corrupt crooks to come together! Call it CORRUPTIONLINKS DOT COM. Its success is guaranteed. It will need thousands …

Anna Gives It To The Indian People!

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This is the biggest victory for the Indian people since Independence. We never could see the live scenes of the Freedom Struggle except on celluloid. But now we are witnessing live the Second Independence. This time against a bigger enemy called 'Corruption'! We are privileged and proud of this moment thanks the Modern Day Gandhi, Anna Hazare. We are witnessing history unfolding right before us, incredibly vibrant scenes across India we never thought we could ever live to see.

For the first time ever civil society will function together with the Government in a fifty-fifty partnership. The Joint Draft Committee will prepare the real Jan Lokpal Bill and it will be placed before the Parliament in its monsoon session by end of June this year. The Government had to accept all demands of Anna Hazare, supported by the whole of India, and predominantly, Young India.

Tomorrow at 10.30am we have a date with History. Anna Hazare is set to formally end his fast unto death in acknowledgm…

Anna Hazare's Movement! Now... India Vs Corruption!

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Just when the whole of India became ONE to celebrate the World Cup victory with patriotic fervor, Anna Hazare, the modern day Gandhji, started his fast unto death in the national capital New Delhi from April 5, 2011 against corruption. And, the whole of India supported him spontaneously and participated actively to carry the fight to conclusive success. The World Cup victory came after 28 years and this movement against corruption so far has taken 42 years in terms of passing the Lokpal bill. in its strongest form.

Times really seem to be changing. We have suffered unprecedented corruption  stories, mainly the 2G Spectrum scam, the Adarsh scam, the Commonwealth Games scam, the air Pilots scam, the Cash for Votes scam and so on. We have also seen what happened in Egypt and now in Libya. The masses are no longer tolerant. They want justice and action. For that they are ready to come out in the streets in millions and ready to undergo all that it takes to success. THIS IS THE TIME!

We ex…

Team India Crowned World Champions!

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Finally in the Grand Finale Team India played truly to its potential and won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in great style! The Team scoffed at the idea of depending on one or two stalwarts and blazed away to an astounding victory celebrations for which do not seem to end and justifiably so. After 28 years, first team in world cup history to win it as hosts, first team to win chasing in excess of 250 runs and on! Captain Cool also known as the Great Gambler showed why he is indeed the best Indian Captain of all times. Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a masterstroke by promoting himself ahead of Yuvraj and finally delivered with the bat with such determination to win and such obsession that the World Cup had to come running for his country and of course for the living legend Sachin Tendulkar. Forget his decisions or gambling now, his disarming smile and humbleness make the win more memorable.
Superb fielding and terrific bowling by Zaheer Khan in particular never allowed Sri Lanka to run away…

Action Mumbai! ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final!

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The situation seems to be a little funny! Though the news channels are doing everything—talking discussing analyzing forecasting and expertizing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final to be played in Mumbai tomorrow between India and Sri Lanka—almost all the time the efforts do not appear to be enough! This is because the Indo-Pak Mohali encounter was hyped so very magnanimously that nothing seems to be enough to justify the Final! The India-Sri Lanka Final appears to be low-key. What do you learn from this? That you should not overdo anything so that you fail to match it later on! Now, if India emerges as the World Cup 2011 Champions the media will have to build it up more on the Pak encounter rather than on the Final!
Experts including a disappointed Imran Khan advised all just to enjoy the Final! Both are excellent teams and Sri Lankan skipper Sangakkara admitted India to be favorites to imply that SL is not under pressure. India being favorites and playing at home will have to bear …