Gaurav writes about his IIML senior and IOC officer Manjunath who was killed for sealing a petrol bunk selling adulterated petrol. News like this jolts us, makes us stare vacantly for a few minutes and shrug and get on with life or whatever we call it.
On a tangential note, is it possible to be corruption free? From what I have seen in my grand working experience of 10 years, I doubt it. Any discussion on corruption generally focusses on Government / PSUs. I have worked through out my career in private companies and can confidently say that corruption is prevalent as much in private enterprises too. The degree of corruption varies, but it is prevalent. We as a society accept it. I personally have paid money to people in various positions. We call it by various names, the one I fancy is "cost of doing business". I have had opportunities to make money myself, but the middle class morality has kept me from taking money. Of course this holier than thou attitude doesn't absolve me. It is like saying I am only a pimp, not a prostitute.