On our query: Can a law root out the entrenched corruption in the country? Susan Mathew writes:

A law can root out corruption, but not in a day or two. It will definitely take time because it has to be plucked out from the root. Corruption shows itself round every corner and covers the spectrum: from tipping a traffic policeman to bribing a Minister. A bribe is given to speed up a process, to get job or admission, for a business approval… the list is endless. So where is the solution? It lies in the hands of citizens. It is only when everyone stops giving bribes that there will be no takers.

Our question this fortnight: The country was in mourning after the passing of Sathya Sai Baba. Why do godmen hold such sway over people in India?

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ResponseJanuary 13, 2011