The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


The present scenario has cemented and formalized the Plunder League to extend even greater ruin than the good run.

Politicians across the party-line are deep under corruption allegations. Many of the ruling coalition members including senior ministers have seen jails. Many of the non-ruling parties are facing serious allegations.

Many of the ruling coalition members facing serious corruption allegations audaciously deny any probe demands knowing they can easily manipulate the system they run.

Many of the non-ruling party members don’t face any probe in spite of the serious allegations owing to the Indian Political Code of Trust as elaborated in brief by Mr. Digvijay Singh.

This Indian Political Code of Trust is an important causal element of the strengthening Political Plunder League.

Do a random secondary study and you would come to know that almost of the cases involving serious allegations on politicians where a probe was or is underway pinpoints some sort of settling of political score or is caused by some external agency like the so-called media trials or media sting operations.

Almost no senior politician has ever been finally convicted in the country though the highest ministerial office, the prime minister’s office, has consistently been in news for wrong reasons and Manmohan Singh’s tenure has added new dimensions to this negativity.

A developing country like India provides ample opportunities to exploit resources. The return on the deployment of these resources is supposed to be for every Indian intending to build a uniformly prosperous India.

Politicians collude with bureaucrats and businessmen for mutual gains. They suck these resources out. The crony capitalism swells the coffers of these three categories (politicians, bureaucrats, industrialists) at the cost of the common man, who remains at the bottom of the pyramid.

Whenever there is talk of corruption, the political class always turns evasive, trying to show the epidemic as some minor aberration.

Now almost every politician is a millionaire in this poor country. The commensurate increase in the inflationary pressure is eating into the miniscule income level rise of the Indians but the income of the political class (and even of their kith and kin) is shooting up many times.

Almost every allocation of natural resources, coal blocks, telecom spectrum, oil and gas blocks, land banks are generating huge ripples of controversies with serious allegations of kickbacks and system manipulation.

Like politicians, big businessmen and senior bureaucrats, too, are almost insular to be subjected to the law of the land for their misdeeds. 

It was the political class that was entrusted to build a modern and developed India when our forefathers led the country to its independence in 1947.

Instead, the political class has deteriorated enough to become a corrupt league in collaboration with the bureaucrats and the industrialists to potentially harm that vision of 1947.

And this political plunder in India is not something of recent origin. It has always been there but its scale is reaching to the extreme proportions now.

To Continue..

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - 

**An article by P. Sainath inspired me to coin the term ‘Political Plunder League’. The article can be reached at:
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