Remember the ever magical lines at the beginning of each episode of the serial Star Trek? “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” At the age of sixty one, when I know I am not getting any younger (the fact of the matter is, though, that no one, whatever be his or her age, ever gets any younger!), I have made it my five year mission to make India one of the fifty most honest nations of the world, as against today when we are at the eighty seventh place according to the latest Corruption Perception Index of the Transparency International, Berlin.
Not an easy task it is going to be taking into account the scams which seem to be tumbling out of every cupboard one could be opening, but there is a sunny side to it, a silver lining to the dark clouds of disappointment and frustration all around. The people of India are really getting sick of being treated as the ultimate sucker by the ruling classes, the unholy trinity of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen. When the proverbial worm can turn, cheated and hurt people can do it more purposefully and they shall, let nobody say that they were not forewarned. With common people with me, I shall go where no man has gone before … fighting corruption and scoring a victory over it!