Independent India Turning 64: Are we Really Independent?

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Independence Day- the day when British left the golden bird free from their rule. But the bird was left looted, harassed, with the slightest of hope to survive. Then followed a long fight for the survival of golden bird. 64 years have passed and the country is still ‘developing’. The whole world says and even we believe that we are the citizens of an independent country. But a question always keep on hovering in my mind, the answer to which I never found out. You also give it a try. Is India really free? Are we not bound by so many handcuffs of ever growing poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, crimes, men-women inequality, limited technology and the worst of all which potentiate other bounding forces too- Corruption?

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Team UdaipurBlog gathered some statistics. Have a look and you all will support me.

Name of Scam



Jeep Purchase


80 lakh

BHU Funds


50 lakh



1.25 crores

Teja Loans


22 crores

Kuo Oil Deal


2.2. crores

HDW Comission


20 crores

Bofors Pay-Off


65 crores

St Kitts Forgery


9.45 crores

Airbus Scandal


2.5 crores per week

Securities Scam


5000 crores

Indian Bank Rip-off


1,300 crores

Sugar Import


650 crores

JMM Bribes


1.2 crores

In a Pickle


10 lakhs

Telecom Scam


1.6 crores

Fodder Scam


950 crores

Urea Scam


133 crores

CRB Scam


1000 crores

Vanishing Companies Scam


330.78 crores

Plantation Companies Scam


2,563 crores

Ketan Parekh Scam


137 crores

Stockmarket Scam


1,15,000 crores

Home Trade Scam


600 crores

Stamp Paper Scam


30,000 crores

IPO- Demat Scam


146 crores

Bihar Food Relief Scam


17 crores

Scorpene Submarine Scam


18,978 crores

Punjab City Centre Project Scam


1500 crores

Taj Corridor Scam


175 crores

Pune Billionare Hasan Ali Khan Tax Default


50,000 crores

The Satyam Scam


10,000 crores

Army Ration Pilferege  Scam


5000 crores

The 2-G Spectrum  Swindle


1,76,000 crores

State Bank of Saurashtra Scam

95 crores

Illegal Money in Swiss Bank (est. till 2008)

71,00,000 crores

The Jarkhand Medical Equipment Scam


130 crores

Rice Export Scam


2,500 crores

Orissa Mine Scam

7,000 crores

Madhu Koda Minning Scam


4,000 crores

Commonwealth Games Scam


40,000 crores

Grand Total

Rs. 91,06,03,23,43,00,000/-

Shocked seeing the figure?? Don’t be because there is still a large figure behind the scene which the CBI has failed to suspect.

Angrez chale gaye par inhe chod gye”- the best phrase that can describe our corrupt politicians and high commanding officers. And why only blame these famous names. Even an ordinary man is giving them a tough competition- Wrong ways to save income tax, Under table income, and what not.  Fighting with any outsider is easy but how to fight with someone amongst ourselves. How to punish a crow from within a group of parrots? And what adds to the tragedy is that everyone is inside this dirty cave of corruption. Those who are in the light of honesty and truthfulness don’t want to make an initiative to clean this dirt.

A grand salute to those great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Swami Vivekanand, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bhagat Singh who broke a revolt against British and drove them back to their home. Today again we need such leaders to drive corruption out of this beautiful country. Then we all will proudly say that “Yes!! We are the citizens of an independent country which flies unbound in the sky of glory and success”.

Happy Independence Day to all from Udaipur Blog!! Let us vow to make our country a free bird again.

Jai Hind!!

Inputs by: Mujtaba RG

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  • Naveen Thakur
    August 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    u didnt included many scams like chara ghotala, boforce scame, kargil taboot scam and many more big scams.
    but a nice article indeed.

    • Prasun Bannerjee
      August 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      well it is included 🙂 please see fodder scam (chara) and bofors pay-off 🙂

  • Yash
    August 14, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    very nice article. . .
    Nice writing with perfect stats.
    I also want to mention,
    * India & Pakistan are two dominant countries, not Independent Countries, for details go through “Independence Act ”

    * In COMMON WEALTH GAMES , Indian Teams are registered as British Dominant.

    Why so ? ?
    soon I’ll meet President of India to ask these questions.

    • Deepak
      June 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      I agree with you Yash,
      U are right.

    • Deepak
      June 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      I gone through the Independence Act.

      You will know more if you visit the site of Rajiv Dixit’s.

  • deepali
    August 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    surely in every field India is still developing and the so called tru citizens of india are d ones responsoble for it……………..

    • Bhavin
      August 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      Well said Deepali!!

      But I guess on the basis of above mentioned table/stats I guess India is quite DEVELOPED in SCAMS infact we can even offer Coaching on “HOW TO LOOT YOUR OWN COUNTRY” or perhaps could open up a institute “INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCAMOLOGY – IIS”

      Well people keep on complaining that health conditions, educational facilities, transport, food etc etc in INDIA are pathetic or terrible, I personally feel in a country such as our a major percentage of the income or “money” is stuffed up in the a**** of these m***ns and that money is simply lost amidst the so called ‘BLACK MONEY’

    • Prasun Bannerjee
      August 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Yes deepali, I agree with Bhavin.

  • vallabhaneni
    August 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    why dont u mention the KARGIL scam of coffins..why u failed to mention the proven karnataka illegal mining scam??why you failed to mention the hawala money scam involving LK Advani ..the karnatak scam of illegal mining is a proven fact

    • Prasun Bannerjee
      August 15, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Yes we haven’t mentioned them, and would love to mention them. But this was just a glimpse of what all is presently happening with our country at the moment, since independence, and of course we have not “FAILED”. All such inclusions would add to the amount only, and the focus is not to include each and every scam. All we need to do is to take a pledge to stop all such things. This is in our hands. The tax we all pay fills the pockets of the corrupt people only, and is not utilised for our benifits, which is the main fact of tension. This is in our best will to stand up, and rise agains corruption. Even only one scam’s total amount out of these could have resulted in a better developed village/city/state at least

  • vallabhaneni
    August 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    the first telecom scam was taken place when NDA government was in place

  • Sidharth deval
    August 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I don’t want to push things here…..but wanna say that writer failed to mention the scams…took place in NDA government..don’t know why…..otherwise the article is good….. beautifully pointed out the weakness of politicians as well as common man……

    • Prasun Bannerjee
      August 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Yes probably you are right, but its not like being biased with NDA or UPA or any other. the above was just an example, and not an exact enumeration.
      Thanks for pointing out the lack, next time we will be more careful 🙂

  • palak jain
    August 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    sorry everyone as i missed some of the major scams…. i will surely take care of them next time….. but the i enlisted these scams only to prove my point…. my aim was to make everyone realize the pathetic condition of India….not to report the various scams….. i hope i have succeded in my goal….. just want everyone of us to be united against corruption and drive it out of our country….. 🙂

  • sia pandey
    October 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    the so called “chalta hai ” attitude shoul stop cuz each indiviusal should effort a bit by stoping dis chalta hai attitude….so …stop coruption…save india…..

  • bhavya
    February 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    good yaar!!! saalo se ye topic dhoondh rahi thi at last………… i got it

    August 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    A very true article representing the actual state of affairs in our country..
    The big figures of money, which all the scams combined together cost the Indian exchequer..
    is shocking and horrifying.
    If only it could be used in a manner which would free India forever from the shackles of poverty..
    Unless and until we kill the demon of corruption within ourselves,
    India will never be really independent.
    Till then, lets wait for the real “INDEPENDENCE DAY’ of our country…

  • Sorabh
    August 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Its high time politicians !!Wake up or people will thrash u up.I wish we had 545 of Aamir khans in there,,,>> instead of those A$$holes,At least there would have been 545 of materialistic Satyamev Jayatey kindof episodes on air.Rather than the same Order order,chup kijiyey,baith jayiyey stuff inside the house ,we sent them to work for upbringing poors and they never miss any oppurtunity to loot us.Shame on all of the dummies representing us .


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