EditorialJune 15, 2011
The last few months have seen the most drastic situation that the country has ever faced regarding the question of corruption. Corruption has always been a part of the society; in fact an integral part of the Indian society. The only difference between the past and the present scenario is that never before had the issue come into so much focus and never before had it been a sole topic of discussion among every single person we meet. Be it an Anna Hazare or a Baba Ramdev, or how effective their fight against corruption may be, this burning issue has become a topic of debate among all. Everybody is trying to figure out whether the right thing is taking place and whether this movement will be successful or not. Thousands of people have come out in support of them while many are questioning whether the spirit behind these fasts is genuine or not.
An important fact to be remembered while analyzing the whole situation would be to realize and understand that when Gandhi Ji had taken up the same path in order to protest against the authorities during the struggle for Indian Independence, he had achieved the desired results; but there is vast difference between the India of 64 years ago and that of today. Having said that, let us also keep our hopes alive that more and more people will emerge who will put up a brave fight against the cancer of corruption that has engulfed the nation and some day in the near future we Indians will definitely find a cure for it.
We heavily grieve at the loss of a legend M.F Hussain, who passed away on the 9th of June at the age of 95 in London. We grieve with even heavier hearts because of the fact that the Picasso of India did not breathe his last as an Indian but as a citizen of Qatar. Aideu! R.I.P
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