India is indeed a land of extremes ….. or even contradictions!

You have the legendary Mahatma Gandhi who is still revered so many years after his death in 1948. 

He bestowed, instilled and articulated the values in humanity that transcend religion, race and culture.

The same can be said about Satya Sai Baba who died recently at the age of 84.

A re-incarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba according to literature, Satya Sai Baba has indeed done an immense of good to society all round the world.

But as usual, the critics (claiming to be ‘rationalists’) and the jealous would conjure up stories that attempt to belittle the great man.

The same is being done to the great Mahatma to this day …… including allegations about his sexual inclinations.

But all these attempts to de-fame have been carried out with futility …… as Gandhi’s and Sai Baba’s admirers and followers have grown by the millions!

What these critics should actually do is to focus on the spiralling corruption that is taking place in the country these two great men were born in.

The recent arrest of the chief organiser of last year’s Commonwealth Games (dubbed ‘Con-wealth’ Games) in Delhi is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, is not only known to be brilliant but also incorruptible.

However, the same cannot be said about the administration below him.

Somehow his hands seem to be ‘tied’ …… or is it so endemic that drastic actions are needed to quell it?

Is it political will? 

The underlying problem lies in the collusion that is taking place within the administrative agencies of the government ……. something very similar the world over!

This is further exacerbated by the ‘Little Napoleons’ and ‘Subservient Commoners’ that head those agencies …… enriching themselves at the expense of the people.

So, whilst we spent a moment of prayer for the departed Sai Baba, may we also include in our prayer the efforts of the silently group of people attempting to stem the massive leakages occurring in most emerging countries!!

Click HERE on tribute to late Sai Baba  and HERE for the arrest of former chief organiser of Delhi Commonwealth Games


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