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Corruption and Copying: Two Cs that prevent us from triumph
Two things that don't let Indians make strides are two Cs - corruption and copying. While we are losing hundreds of crores of taxpayers' money in various scams, we are losing our young brains that are only taught to look for the work of their predecessors and follow that religiously. Nobody would unfortunately provide them a platform where they can share and execute their exclusive and brilliant ideas.

CORRUPTION AND copy paste are the two words in which India is stuck - each and every day, turning news pages, we can find one after another scam report for couple of years now.

2010 scams:

·         Adarsh Housing Society scam

·         Commonwealth Games scam

·         2G spectrum scam and Radia tapes controversy

2011 scams:

·         Uttar Pradesh NRHM scam (INR 10,000 crore)

·         ISRO's S-band scam (also known as ISRO-Devas deal)

·         Goa mining scam

·         Pune housing scam

·         Uttar Pradesh MGNREGA scam

·         Indian Air Force land scam

2012 scams:

·         Ministry of External Affairs gift scam

·         Himachal Pradesh pulse scam

And now, which is said to be the biggest scam till date is Coal Mining Scam. Government has lost Rs 10.67 lakh crore by not auctioning coal blocks between 2004 and 2009, as claimed, though the recent report from Prime Minister's Office on CAG report on coal mining says the leak of the initial draft causes great embarrassment as the Audit Report is still under preparation.

If these scams are unearthed and the valuable amounts of common people, which get wasted are recovered then the useless increase in tax and oil can be cut down to some extent, and the GDP could somehow show an increase.

On the other hand we Indians are slowly developing a quality of copy and paste from our roots because of which we are not seeing innovators like Sr?niv?sa R?m?nujan, Dadasaheb Phalke, Satyajit Ray etc. Visiting professional colleges like MBA, Mass Media, Multimedia Schools, Engineering or Biotech, one can witness students are taught to follow the predefined path or whatever has been jotted down in the books years back, made to watch movies, animation forms that got lot of viewership just like copy and paste.

Whether it is related to camera angles or marketing process, you can find nothing innovative or creative today, students are taught to follow the footsteps of renowned names in the industry, or the videos which got most popular in the recent days, I am including  example mostly from mass media as I have a journalism background. 

I have learnt that there are only selected camera angles like close up, extreme close-up, long shot, high angle shot etc but why new angle shots are not introduced till now through the books? We have to understand that great filmmakers like Warner Brothers , Satyajit Ray, Dadasaheb Phalke did not grew up looking into other’s works, they had their original ideas.

If we look into Bollywood movies and songs, they are either copied versions of Hollywood movies or some old Bollywood movies with little or no change. The most interesting is the title of movies; if one can’t find the new one, just make its sequel by adding part 1, 2, 3 and so on with the original name. I got an opportunity to interview some of people with innovative thoughts and was surprised to know that there are still lots of thoughts in the mind of people but were unable to get the proper platform.

Subrat Chatterjee who works with district court in Bhagalpur, Bihar shared with me his innovative idea that he named ‘LASER RAY MAGNETIC READER’, which is capable of reading the discs used in gramophones, cassettes as well as today's blue ray discs so that people of every age can enjoy songs according to their choice and taste.

Deba Prashad, an engineering student from Mumbai shared his innovative idea to save tigers who are on verge of extinction. He said when govt is wasting a huge amount through different scams, why don't they invest on pass-outs of IITs and other engineering collages who can develop equipments similar to MOBILE AND COLLAR with GPS as today mobile is cheaper which can be placed around every tiger's neck to give us compete data of their movement so that we can save them from poachers. Though these are just ideas but they can really change everyone's life people. We can develop and share our own ideas, provided we get a platform. Stuck between two c’s we have to move beyond and make our country a better place to live in.

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