Hard hitting article from BRIAN from New Zealand, about corruption in India, but sadly true:

Hard hitting article from BRIAN from New Zealand, about corruption in India, but sadly true:

New Zealander’s view on corruption in India:

Indians are Hobbesian: ( having a Culture of self interest)

Corruption in India is a cultural aspect. Indians seem to think nothing peculiar about corruption. It is prevalent.

Indians tolerate corrupt individuals rather than correct them. No race can be congenitally corrupt.

To know why Indians are corrupt, look at their patterns and practices.

Religion is transactional in India.

Indians give God cash and anticipate an out-of-turn reward.

Such a plea acknowledges that favours are needed for the undeserving.

In the world outside the temple walls, such a transaction is named โ€œbribeโ€.

A wealthy Indian gives not cash to temples, but gold crowns and such baubles.

His gifts can not feed the poor. His pay-off is for God. He thinks it will be wasted if it goes to a needy man.

In June 2009, The Hindu published a report of Karnataka minister G. Janardhan Reddy gifting a crown of gold and diamonds worth Rs 45 crore to Tirupati.

Indiaโ€™s temples collect so much that they don’t know what to do with it. Billions are gathering dust in temple vaults.

When Europeans came to India they built schools. When Indians go to Europe & USA, they build temples.

Indians believe that if God accepts money for his favours, then nothing is wrong in doing the same thing. This is why Indians are so easily corruptible.

Indian culture accommodates such transaction

First: Morally. There is no real stigma. An utterly corrupt JayaLalita can make a comeback, just unthinkable in the West.

Indian moral ambiguity towards corruption is visible in its history. Indian history tells of the capture of cities and kingdoms after guards were paid off to open the gates, and commanders paid off to surrender.

This is unique to India.

Indians’ corrupt nature has meant limited warfare on the subcontinent.

It is striking how little Indians have actually fought compared to ancient Greece and modern Europe.

The Turk’s battles with Nadir Shah were vicious and fought to the finish.

In India fighting wasn’t needed, bribing was enough to see off armies.

Any invader willing to spend cash could brush aside Indiaโ€™s kings, no matter how many tens of thousands soldiers were in their infantry.

Little resistance was given by the Indians at the โ€œBattleโ€ of Plassey.

Clive paid off Mir Jaffar and all of Bengal folded to an army of 3,000.

There was always a financial exchange to taking Indian forts. Golconda was captured in 1687 after the secret back door was left open.

Mughals vanquished Marathas and Rajputs with nothing but bribes.

The Raja of Srinagar gave up Dara Shikohโ€™s son Sulaiman to Aurangzeb after receiving a bribe.

There are many cases where Indians participated on a large scale in treason due to bribery.

Question is: Why Indians have a transactional culture while other ‘civilized’ nations don’t?

Indians do not believe in the theory that they all can rise if each of them behaves morally, because that is not the message of their faith.

Their caste system separates them.

They don’t believe that all men are equal.

This resulted in their division and migration to other religions.

Many Hindus started their own faith like Sikh, Jain, Buddha and many converted to Christianity and Islam.

The result is that Indians don’t trust one another.

There are no Indians in India, there are Hindus, Christians, Muslims and what not.

Indians forget that 1400 years ago they all belonged to one faith.

This division evolved an unhealthy culture. The inequality has resulted in a corrupt society, in India every one is thus against everyone else, except God and even he must be bribed.

*BRIAN from*
Sadly….yes !
(Incidentally, New Zealand is one of the least corrupt nations in the world.) ๐Ÿ’

Author: Manjushree Sudheendra

I am Manjushree Sudheendra studying in 10th Standard in St. Teresa's School, Santacruz, Mumbai

2 thoughts on “Hard hitting article from BRIAN from New Zealand, about corruption in India, but sadly true:”

  1. Brian has very little knowledge of India. (1)
    Offerings to Temples : Kings pledge their wealth to temples & becomes the custodians of Temples, People also offer cash & gold to Temples . Temples use this money in natural disasters, flood, famines, earthquakes, etc
    (2) Schools & Temples: Brian didn’t know that Ashrams & Temples were the schools & Hinduism is not only a religion but a WAY of LIFE.
    (3) Wars: He compare Ashoka the great with Turks. Greeks.. Tell me if Brian know Cholas, Gupta’s & Nand dynasties. He only know Mir Jafar, Aurangzeb.. These are Moguls not Hindu Kings. We never invaded others as our culture taught us Love & harmony not WAR. Read Hinduism first.
    (3) New religion: Brian didn’t know why Sikhism start.. They were the Warriors, every house hold gave their son to become a Sikh, a soldier to safeguard our Religion. Jainism is very old, Brian doesn’t have a single clue about Ancient India. He has read only Ramchandra Guha & other leftists.
    So please don’t be ashamed of an Indian… These Briana vl come & go. We shouldn’t make our opinion by reading anything becoz everyone is reading…the SAME… viral Brian from Godzone. Read about kings like Prithviraj Chauhan, Rana Sanga, Kumbha, Pratap. Find out the boundaries of Magadh, Nand’s kingdom, or Mauryas. Raja Vikramaditya.


  2. Dear Manjushree
    Instead of praising these outsiders who are big hypocrites, it is an earnest request to spend your time and energy in researching our high culture. These foreigners came to our country as guests and broke our trust. They looked for loopholes in our strong system. They termed as bribe to God what we believe is an offering to God what He gave us. They took disadvantage of our innocent people and termed all our positive practices negatively. They learnt from us and based theirs on our culture. Itโ€™s like the children commenting on their own forefathers mistakes and feeling ashamed about it. But the children forget two things. 1. They are also human beings and just like their forefathers, they are also bound to commit mistakes.
    2 Their own existence and identity is based on their forefathers.


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