No, you cannot have me :) I was kidding! I can get you coffee or tea though but black. No milk or cream at home.
About a couple of years ago I had to go to the Municipal office in my home town in
Then the problem began. According to the Municipal office, if we apply and pay the fees of Rs.250, they should be able to re-issue the certificate in 2 working days. Needless to say, I didn’t get the certificate even after 3 weeks. Finally I got the hint and paid Rs.5000. And guess what, I had the certificate in my hand the same evening.
This brings us to an interesting juncture. While I crib and cry that
Do we then have any right to complain about corruption in
If anyone who reads this says that they have never indulged/encouraged in this corruption, then my hats off to them. We need more people like you.
I made friends with one constable in Jubilee Hills Police Station, (
You would hear the same story from hospital compounders(nurse) also. And you give them Rs.50 or more in the hope that he will care for your family member who is hospitalized in ICU….
Whose fault is it now? Is it the fault of the people who are trying to make ends meet that they ask for bribes? Now don’t give me that lecture about integrity. In hungry man’s dictionary, there is no word called, ‘integrity’.
So when we want something to be done, we ask if they want coffee (bribe), Tea (corruption), Me (our souls)? Of course, black only for I am running out of milk/cream (means and willingness to fight for a variety of reasons).
Where are we going wrong? What can we do to make