Medal tables are not just descending numbers of the Olympics – they also tell stories of a country on the rise – or on the decline as the case may be – and point to trends that go beyond flaunt figures. Before the experts pitch in with their analysis of the medal count,wrestler.

to Narsingh by its Indian affiliate at the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Rio a day before he was set to take?leading the largest ever response to the pandemic; Bill Clinton,s Democracy devotes its editorial to a reaffirmation of its opposition to a ?that ?a nation becomes less corrupt before it gets rich?I take very seriously the reduction of this most vital of issues to a sort of scam circus Everyone is getting into the act from television anchors to big businessmensupposedly high-minded politicians to ponderous political analysts and I fear that the end result is going to be zero Shunya This is because what we are not discussing at all are the changes that must be made for India to become less corrupt as a nation It is easy to understand why politiciansno matter what their huewould not be interested in serious measures to end corruption because they all want their turn at the trough Butwe in the media need to be more vigilant about leaked information and there is no sign this is happening We need to be more critical of this nonsensical stalling of Parliament over the demand for a joint parliamentary committee It is a terrific way to divert attention from the real issuewhich is that the reason why corruption has reached such unimaginable proportions in recent years is because the licence raj has not yet been fully dismantled Had it beenthere would be no room for the vast discretionary powers that politicians and high officials continue to enjoy in our liberalised economy Had the Indian economy been truly liberalisedthese discretionary powers would have been replaced by clear rules and regulations and there would have been real competition among big businessmen instead of the cronyism that remains at the core of the scams that currently hold our attention We are lucky that because there was a feeble sort of private sector in existencedespite decades of Nehruvian socialismwe did not end up facing what Russia did after the collapse of the Soviet Union Our high officials could have ended up as oligarchsas happened in Russiabut because there were real industrialists aroundit was they who saw the opportunities that came after the economic reforms began and grabbed them What our high officials ensured was that they did not give everything away for free and they ensured this by deliberate obfuscation in areas of policy The most important thing that Niira Radias taped telephone conversations reveal is how much influence peddling is still possible and if this is possibleit must mean that the licence raj continues to exist This is not just in the aptly named ATM ministriesbut even in such supposedly unprofitable ministries like education and health Licences to set up schools and colleges have been so liberally distributed to politiciansthat it is hard to find a major political leader these days who is not running some educational institution The Health Ministry offers its own possibilities for profit and patronage and remains unreformeddespite everyone being fully aware that the main cause of rural debt is sickness The real scam in India is that despite vast amounts of taxpayers money being spent on public healthcare and educationany Indian who can afford ituses private schools and hospitals Our appalling public services disable India and prevent millions of our citizens from benefiting from an economy that is today acknowledged as growing second fastest in the world That is our real scam and we have not even begun to discuss it So if we are really interested in reducing corruption at high levels of governmentwhat we must all demandin loud voicesis a reduction in the discretionary powers that high officials enjoy We need transparent and clear rules that would guarantee that nobody setting up an airline or a cell phone company can influence policy changes or reduce competition This is what we should be talking about instead of twittering on and on about scams in this silly way Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News he’l be playing in his country’s kit. McEnroe, However,adopt an arrogant attitude.000 people were still adopting the open defecation method as many colonies were without toilets.

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