In search of a root tip of “corruption”.

Hello Dear Readers,

Today I was recalling one of the discussions that I had with the son(Rahul) of a very famous general stores in my home town. This is a very busy store which always has at least 20-30 customers standing in line to get the stuff from the shopkeeper. 

The discussion was basically about the corruption. Well… I mean, the shopkeeper not giving the bills to the customers, thereby not paying the tax to government (Which he is suppose to pay). The shopkeepers son is a  B.Tech Graduate from a famous college in AP. He was asking me the details of a software that he can buy for the use in his shop to minimize the paper work that they are doing currently. Currently, there is no automatic billing system and they give the handwritten bills to the customers which are not accountable and so the money going in to the Black Account.

The discussion went as below.  (Being a techie software professional, I started with first step in SDLC.)

Me: So… What kind of software you are looking for and what are your requirements ?

Rahul: Well…! Not much expensive. It should just be replacing the manual work which we are doing in our shop.

Me:So…. You are gonna give computerized bills to the customers is it ? Does that mean you are staring to pay the tax correctly.

Rahul:Excuse me !!! That’s not possible.  (Hesitated to speak much here).

Me: Sorry….! I didn’t get you. (Trying to be smart to get more info).

Rahul: Well..! Frankly, My intention of this software is not to pay taxes, but just to remove one more worker from my shop (who is working on accounting now), and get more profit thereby.

Me:(Smiling) Ok Ok. I know this is all very common everywhere. But can I ask you one realistic question? (Discussion slowly deviating from Software to corruption).

Rahul: Why not ? Go ahead.

Me: Why don’t you start paying the tax correctly to Government ? What is dragging you back from paying it ?

Rahul: (With a smile and a hesitation on his face). Well..! The answer is the Profit. 🙂

And yes ! We can really start paying the tax to the Govt. But, let me explain this to you with a simple example. 

We get a load of 20 Boxes (Each Box contains 100 pieces) of XYZ detergent soap 20 times a month. XYZ is the fastest selling detergent and most of the supplies in our home town goes from our shop as it is 50 PS less than all other shops. But, XYZ gives the bill only once (for 20 Boxes) in three months.

Suppose if we have to start paying tax, We have to ask all our suppliers to do the same. This is not so easy as they are all the big heads under the shadows of political cover.

Moreover, If I pay tax, I should defnitely increase the rates of all the items accordingly. At the same time, the customers will be reduced because of the increase in rates.

If I still have to over come this, I have ask all my co-shoppers to start paying tax as well. For which they will say “Get Lost”.

On top of all this, Paying tax will not let me get rid of paying the monthly bribe to the local tax officer.

So, now you tell me..?? Should I pay tax or not?

Me: —————– (JUST A BLANK FACE)——————–

 

So, Folks………. Think about this. Where is the root of this problem ? Where can I start, If i have to eradicate corruption ?  Can I be safe/successful in doing this?

I don’t have any answer for all the above questions. Do you ?

If you have have any ideas, Do let me know by commenting on this post.

Regards,

Mood: Very serious – Thinking Deep about corruption

Durga Prasad

The confidence – It really makes difference

Hi all,

The source of this post is the deep impression/influence that i have experienced, when i watched an interview by Aamir Khan in one of the programs in CNN IBN. The way, he expresses his confidence in any of the activities in his life impressed me deeply.

So here we go… In to the flash back of Aamir khan to prove that CNN IBN is correct in identifying him as one of the top innovative Indians.

Aamir- The Back ground

Aamir Khan in Fanaa Aamir Khan was born in Mumbai into a Muslim family that has been actively involved in the Indian film-industry. His roots are connected to the city of Herat in Afghanistan due to him being a descendant of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He is also a descendant of Late President of India Dr.Zakir Hussain and a second cousine of Former Chair Person of Rajya Sabha in Parliament Dr Nagma Hebdulla. His father Tahir Hussain is a producer; his uncle Nasir Hussain was a director. He has acted in a few films directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan. His brother Faisal Khan is an actor, and they have co-starred in Mela. His cousin Tariq was an actor in the 1970s who notably appeared in Yaadon Ki Baraat (Aamir played him as a child in the film) and Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin.

My Favorite film’s of Aamir:

If i think back of all the movies of Aamir khan, i will sometimes question myself “Is there a movie by him which i don’t like?”. The answer is no. I almost like all of his movies (that i have seen). I started watching his movies right from my 11th standard. The first one that i have seen is “Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar”.

His latest movie Tare Zameen par is absolutely chance less. Aamir proved one more time that he is superb. Especially, the climax scene, i am sure almost every one who watched that movie would have been melted with immense sentiment.

To talk about the chubby star kid, Darsheel has stood on the pinnacle of bollywood some time back by getting filmfare award at the youngest age ever in Bollywood. The credit that made him stand competitive with all the Big *’s of bollywood (Shahrukh khan, Amitab etc.,) will definitely goes to the innovative director of that movie Aamir Khan.

What’s special about him:

The first point goes to his confidence. Seriously………. his confidence in signing a contract for a movie, which is fourth consequtive movie with the concept of Bhagat Singh proves that he is special. Well i am talking about the movie which i have seen 8 times, the movie which is the biggest blockbusters of bollywood, the movie which moved almost all youngsters…… ie., RANG DE BASANTHI. When asked the question “How did you sign the contract knowing that the concept sound’s similar to all other Bhagat singh movies..??, his answer goes as below…A) “Its so simple, i have confidence on my action as well as on the direction of Om prakash mehra. Only thing that we need to take care is not to let people know that the concept is about Bhagat singh (With a smile on the face)” .

The second one is his thinking. Insted of explaining much about this i would suggest everyone to watch the film Taare Zameen Par. This film is an indication of his intelligence and his innovative thinking. Recently, in one of his interviews in CNN IBN, when asked about his ambition, his reply goes as below.

“I would like to give people what they want,but still surprise them.”

Isn’t this an indication that he thinks different..??

The third one is his action. He fits very well to any of the characters like a Layman (Rangeela), Farmer (Lagaan), Army Chief (Mangal Pande), Very jovial teenager (Dil chahta hi), A college guy with a burning fire in himself (Rang de), An innovative teacher (Taare Zameen Par) and finally a patient with short term memory loss (Gajani).

I specially dedicate this post to this legend and lets wish Aamir, a very good luck in all his future endeavors.

A compliment:

Here goes the list of all the songs from Taare Zameen par. Download them ans enjoy listening.

Note: To download the song, right click on each link and click save as.

1 – Taare Zameen Par – Shankar Mahadevan, Dominique Cerejo, Vivienne Pocha

2 – Kholo Kholo – Raman Mahadevan

3 – Bum Bum Bole – Shaan, Aamir Khan

4 – Jame Raho – Vishaal Dadlani

5 – Maa – Shankar Mahadevan

6 – Bheja Kum – Shankar Mahadevan, Bugs Bhargava, Shankar Sachdev, Raaj Gopal Iyer

7 – Mera Jahan – Adnan Sami, Auriel Cordo, Ananya Wadkar

8 – Ishaan’s Theme – Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani

Cheers,

Durga prasad

My first post in this blog

Hi all,

The day was very boring.Watching India – Australia cricket match. I suddenly thought of krishashok’s blog. Then, an idea has come in to my mind “Why don’t i have a new wordpress blog?” . This thought made me step in to wordpress.

I will look forward to post a very efficient and very good stuff here. Untill then.

Bye.