Raja ki jayegi baraat…?

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February 3rd, 2011 Joydeep Ghosh

Today’s front page headlines ‘Raja, two aides arrested’ left me wondering. Why were they arrested? Means, ok, they might have helped some companies make quick monies, broken a few rules, and there was some loss to the exchequer. But aren’t we used to it.

Come on, guys… have a heart. During BJP’s time, some company (I don’t remember the name off hand) bought some hotels and sold it at a huge premium to another company.

Then, there is Karnataka, Aadarsh, Sugar, Common Wealth Games, Onions, Black Money, Aarushi murder case, Ramalinga Raju (of Satyam fame) and god knows, what else and where else.

The media has been kept busy by, besides the Niira Radia tapes, a whole lot of other scams. Journalists, armed with leaks, hit front pages every day.

But will any of these cases ever see a logical conclusion? – Front page news, media pressure and all are fine. Television channels especially, are quick to point out that a lot of cases have come out in the open because of media pressure. Then, these cases get stuck.

Many of these accused remain just like that, accused. After a few months, newspapers and channels start referring to the accused as ‘allegedly accused’ (well, some play it safe and use ‘allegedly accused’ from the very beginning).

After sometime, the media moves on to uncover new scams. And the ‘allegedly accused’ move on with their lives. Some retire, others hide and yet others are quietly rehabilitated (away from media glare). Few suffer. Then, why bother…

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3 Responses to “Raja ki jayegi baraat…?”

  1. Sanjay Says:

    Well said Joydeep… India corrupt nation of 1 billion eunuchs. hopeless country.

  2. Alok Says:

    Wonderful! So let’s set Raju free. Let’s forget CWG, Adarsh, Yeddy, etc ever happened. Let’s sit and suffer our fate with that same ‘chalta hai’ attitude. Just what are you trying to say, Joydeep? Your blog just doesn’t make sense.

  3. koshy Says:

    Your blog may not go down well with the master minds behind a personal finance magazine which ’specialises’ in ‘uncovering’ scams. If you have a knack for spotting accounting discrepancies and bring it to their notice, the self styled whistle blowers will offer you great terms of employment. The only catch is that you won’t be on their rolls and you will have the ‘privilege’ of preparing corporate reports catering to their private clients who are institutional investors. Maybe in their eyes, the disclosure needs to be only as “transparent” as the corporate development/scam itself. Ordinary readers may be treated to the ‘tamasha’ later on after the private clients ‘have had their fill’.


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