Posts Tagged ‘India’

Indian Premier League (IPL) has taken a jibe of SPOT fixing in its latest season of 2013 just before the finish of trophy. Fixing in cricket is not fresh scandal unearthed by the Delhi and Mumbai police, even before also former captain of India cricket team was found to be guilty. But bigger question is why did Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), did not take the action after the scandal surfaced in 2000, they sat on it for so long that It has became so nasty now that not only players but even the team managers seems to be involved in it. Again police seems to be doing the job to spot the players who seems to be involved in the business of fixing and their links to Bollywood and underworld. If police is willing and government allows they will soon hit a hornet’s nest, which can lead to big fishes and sharks who are actually controlling this billion dollars business. But the basic question need to be asked whether putting a better laws to curb betting business will help anyone or it will be a cover up until a fresh scandal hit the media and chorus starts again to ban the game itself. Indian media and society just wanted to show their back to nasty business of spot fixing, as if it is something which was not done before and after scandal it is not happening, which is totally untrue because of the nature of business, where money is involved in billions of dollars. We need to face this issue upfront that demanding more laws to curb the spot fixing will not help, as bookies and their masters will find a better solution to use the same system to generate the profit. Better solution will be to regulate the betting and legalize betting so that bookies can come in open and revenue, which is generated can come to government. Government and their ministers have to understand that basic instinct of human nature cannot be curbed by more and strict laws but by regulating it, which is done in the case of liquor, which once was treated as immoral and ban was put on it. But soon the government realized that it will not help and regularized it start a revenue stream from it, same need to done for cricket too. Continue Reading more!

Flagship scheme (Food Security Bill) of Congress towing the lines of socialism and another populist scheme to gain votes in the coming 2014 general election. The problem with the flagship schemes is that flag is waved by party to project the scheme as success but in reality ship is marred by heavy corruption and inefficiency. Political parties simply do not want to look through the issue or rather problem at hand, which is purchasing power and employment, needed by person either in town or city to purchase the goods of his/her needs. Parliament was jammed and ruckus was created on the corruption issues, which is forte of government, but none of the political leader actually wanted a debate on the point that why food security bill (FSB) is needed and how it will create corruption. They wanted a debate on implementation of the scheme but the problem lies with the inception itself, when government allow ELIGIBLE household; 5kg food grain per person per month. The monster in waiting is the failed Public Distribution System (FDS), which will open new black market of food grain like kerosene in the current scenario. It is not rocket science to understand from procurement till distribution everything will have corruption as it is free money to procure, accounting can be tampered and in distribution (FCI) it will be given through ration cards, which is already suffering from heavy corruption. Babus and bureaucrats at the top will take away their share, which is a known facts even though government will deny it, and in middle market middleman and government agent will take their share and finally the local ration unit will eat away as much as he wants. The actual beneficiaries for whom the scheme is launched will be suffering from the hunger and poverty as before and only the handful on people will get benefitted. These handful of people will become cheerleaders for the government phony schemes and will help in propagate the lies that populist schemes actually helps the poor but in reality it never helps the poor. Continue Reading more!

To begin the joke, India has given its citizen “Right to Freedom of speech and expression”. The best part is, joke ends there and people who thought that they have that right, suffered either at the hand of public or government or police or media. No debate or discussion, to ask someone who made statement that prove it in public with evidence else you will be ignored and lose credibility. But it’s INDIA, we don’t have to expect much in terms of understanding free speech and expression as First amendment made to constitution was to curb it under Restrictions Clause (2) of Article 19 of the Indian constitution, enables the legislature to impose reasonable restrictions on free speech under following heads:

  • security of the State,
  • friendly relations with foreign States,
  • public order,
  • decency and morality,
  • contempt of court,
  • defamation,
  • incitement to an offence, and
  • sovereignty and integrity of India.

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