India: A Mirror Into Our Hearts; An Analysis Of The Common Citizen
- Unfortunately, one of the reasons for this is the fear that they will be harassed by the police forces and the government. The police approach in such cases is frankly most unfriendly. The helper has a fear he will be victimised. The police station does not come across as a place where a normal citizen can obtain any help. The perception as well as the experience is extremely negative.
- Another reason for this is the need to attend courts, or waste time by going repeatedly for tasks like driving licence etc. Again, the interface between the people and the babus is not exactly welcoming. It feels as though we are imposing on them!
- Yet another reason for this is the need to provide for family and self - putting self above the nation. In dire circumstances, this is excusable - but when this happens as a matter of course, it is a cause of worry. But then, frequently, if you dont pay up : your work gets stalled. You miss that train, or the Cooking Gas does not come home, or... thus leading to bribing etc undesirable behaviour.
- Then you have the genuine fear that you may have to pay physically - or even with your life. So best keep quiet and keep moving. Dont give any attention to anything.
In conclusion, I can only remember this song of Kishoreda:
Jaag Sonewaalon, Suno Meri Kahaani
Yeh oonch neech duniyaa ke beech aakhir yeh kyun bolo koi.. job hai bhalaa woh kyun buraa hum toh naa samjhe yeh baat!