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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Unfortunately, the history of leprosy and its interaction with man is one of suffering and misunderstanding. The disease was well recognized in ancient China, Egypt, and India, and there are several references to the disease in the Bible. 

Because the disease was poorly understood, very disfiguring, slow to show symptoms, and had no known treatment, many cultures thought the disease was a curse or punishment from the gods. Consequently, leprosy was left to be "treated" by priests or holy men and not dental surgeons/doctors…. In the current context, “Thank Goodness”

A properly organized, working government acting as a mask for the corrupt underbelly - behind this lays the true rot of systems. Much is wrong as I see it… I buy  and laminate newspapers nowadays .so I can puke on them safely when reading about corruption and scams...maybe a dastardly lamination company is behind even this move !

The disease develops slowly (from six months to 40 years!) and results in skin lesions and deformities, most often affecting the cooler places on the body .The lesions and deformities can be very disfiguring and are the reason that infected individuals historically were considered outcasts in many cultures. But those afflicted with the disease ,termed corruption, are invariably welcomed in our society!...In fact even awarded glorified and felicitated!!!

Since the disease often appeared in family members, some people thought it was hereditary; other people noted that if there was little or no contact with infected individuals, the disease did not infect others. In my definition its worse than worst virus attack….the Most virulent and infective!Affecting families and generations,all ages,all sexes alike.. It’s a new age epidemic!

Consequently, some cultures considered infected people (and occasionally their close relatives) as "unclean" or as "lepers" and ruled they could not associate with uninfected people. Often infected people had to wear special clothing and ring bells so uninfected people could avoid them…. But those afflicted with the disease ,termed corruption, are invariably welcomed in our society!...In fact even awarded glorified and felicitated!!! We even strive to get infected!

Prevention of contact with droplets and other secretions from patients with untreated  infection currently is a way recommended to avoid the disease. Treatment with appropriate methods stops the person from spreading the disease.
People who live with individuals who have untreated leprosy /Coruption are about eight times as likely to develop the disease, because investigators speculate that family members have close proximity to the rampant infection!! Leprosy is not hereditary, but recent findings in the case of Corruption suggest susceptibility to the disease may have a genetic basis!!
Many people get exposed to leprosy throughout the world, but the disease in not highly contagious; but in  case of Corruption the disease is HIGHLY contagious as suggested by research...The foremost cause for the prevalence and severity of this disease corruption in humanity is, that it is accommodated in governance.
 There are reports of using a vaccine,  and other preparations that may be protective or help to clear the infection or to shorten treatment of leprosy. There are hardly any preventive measures for Corruption in its rampant infective state today! Corruption is a moral disease of humanity. And corruption is fueled by greed. And greed is like a bottomless pit that cannot be satiated. 

Corruption is a contagious moral disease that begins with an individual and can eventually engulf a nation.
India has been rocked by a series of high profile patients afflicted with corruption scandals in recent years, leading some of the country’s fabric being corroded.

What does it mean that corruption is accommodated We need to acknowledge that …we could be losing nearly two-third of our national budget to corruption… Acknowledgement is a positive step in combating corruption. But now the question that pops is…would someone be prepared to prosecute anyone, including its own ruling leaders and officials, if they are found to be corrupt? One day I sure wish for the answer to be a YES.

If exceptions are made for even a single person involved in corruption, it is no more a zero tolerance of corruption. The logic is simple. It is either zero corruption or corruption. There are no exceptions and accommodations in a real combat against corruption. What does this require?

Transparency and Accountability is a must for any country/profession to combat corruption. It must begin with the head honchos right down to the individuals. The requirement for transparency and accountability is all inclusive, with absolutely no exceptions for anyone. Like if in a disease that has to be cured totally, then, the antidote must be infused completely in an organism for it to work.

The principal is clear, the antidotes of transparency and accountability are for everyone in a country with no exceptions. So, what does the practice of 100% transparency and accountability mean?

I’m proposing here that something every reasonable person who is against corruption already knows…Knowledge of principles in itself is useless without its practice. What is required in the combat against corruption is practice. …And for practice to be effective, must begin with each one of us which permeates to every man on the street. The combat against corruption must be comprehensive for it to show atleast reasonable impact.

Political/Media/Regulatory sideshows and blahs blahs don't work. It is only good for eye candy. Combating corruption: needs zero tolerance + 100% unconditional immediate prosecution followed by stringent punishment. Nothing more and nothing less!!

Corruption has now become a culture in itself in certain countries…can’t we see evidence?
Can corruption be totally eradicated from mankind? No, as long as the soul is corrupted, greed will fuel corruption in any individual or society or country.

For those cowards who are indifferent please try and understand that, driving with a L-board doesn't hurt, but drunken driving does!...Corrupt people are like drunken drivers!!! Corruption is a disease that can be reduced but not eradicated!...It surely needs zero tolerance!

Friends …I wonder sometimes if we had a rupee as a reward for every CWG joke/quote made, we could have bought...umm..another treadmill I guess…no laughing matter however!


  1. hard hitting!!!!just loved it!!!will we change???

  2. Great thought and loved the inlying metaphor! India wud have been a super power if only our Politicians were less corrupt. All those indians who love our india shud definetly get together to bell the corrupted!!

    @ Rajiv - The quest shud not be will we change it shud be how much of a change can we bring

  3. As much as the stringent punishment given fast and effective to the corrupt, at the same time, have clear cut policy and prompt implementation to reward the honest. We must have a system where honesty pays handsomely and immediately and the corrupt never ever; when that being so , why would the common man resort to bribe when he can get it well and soon by being honest.Time and effort spent to weed out the evil/corruption, same time and effort be spent on promoting good also, good will not appear suddenly, on its own, it has to be nurtured aggressively as well.

  4. Gud one!! I agree with Prof.M.S.Thimmappa.

  5. The path of least resistance is what makes rivers run crooked.

  6. Indeed grateful for all the wonderful thoughts ....The idea of aggressively marketing Honesty and Good seems a wonderful proposition!!!...Thanx Thimappa Sir!....When the good outnumbers the evil Corruption would at least have NO say whatsoever in our lives!!!Currently it seems like a "Competition of the Corrupt"....Cudnt sleep well until this I initiate elimination!!!!

  7. One more step towards ANTI CORRUPTION - Great work. I remember great saying "You can blame people who knock things over in the dark, or you can begin to light candles. You're only at fault if you know about the problem and choose to do nothing."
    So, we are on our way to deal with it. Why can’t we start up from the Preliminary, High school & Higher secondary Education system - completely run by Government - No more sales by private or the so called Founder & Correspondent "Mafias" - easy way to guide the young generation properly from the beginning? Then next to professional & business collages. These will be running under Retired Judges, Scholars & Scientist under the governance of people like our Ex President Abdul Kalam...
    I am happy to announce as "We are in II Freedom War from Corruption" - which we needed very very urgently. Writing in individual blogs won’t help.
    And personally @UMD - people are not so keen to comment on these pages like they comment on "Size, PDA debates" it’s true & sad... Put strict instructions, every one of your friends to participate in our "Freedom from Corruption war" - CALM SUTRA before they comment on regular debate...