I'm not surprised that senior executives of Tata and Infosys, etc. are happy to fund corrupt Congress and BJP (I'm not sure how much but I suspect quite a bit – let like them to declare their political funding) but not those who oppose corruption.
This is why India's socialists have been emboldened, when people like Murthy who are supposedly people of integrity, openly praise the corrupt.
What's the point of RTI if our leaders are all corrupt?
I disagree considerably with Arvind's socialist policies but I would rather see people like him funded than Congress and BJP.
The country will remember who stood on the side of the corrupt when the test came.
This is indeed the great battle of Mahabharata, and Tata and Infosys have chosen to side with the evil side.
But don't forget: it is MORAL POWER that conquers everything. And overthrows cowards and corrupt.
If I was Hindu I'd say the Dharma Yuddh has begun.
And I'm on Arvind's side even though I think many of his ideas are wrong.
I don't know how this man Narayana Murthy gets the audacity to lecture to others about doing something.
For nine years now I have been trying to get him (or Nandan Nilikani) interested in CITIZENSHIP – namely, in the process of active participation in the affairs of their nation. Numerous email communications I've had with both of them (the fact that I no longer bother write to these hypocrites should be self-evident). I even met both of them. They pretend to be "supportive" of the ideas I advocate but then do nothing.
One of them even asked me to consider joining an existing party to which I responded that I have something valuable: self-respect. Something they don't seem to either have or understand. Their "honesty" means nothing if it doesn't translate into self-respect.
Now, it is true that I wouldn't have even bothered to connect with them if they were an Ambani – a family widely known to use bribes as the primary method to conduct its business. These people actually had some standing in the public eye (and in my eyes) at one time.
Unfortunately (for India and for their own reputation), they don't seem to notice any discrepancy in LECTURING others even as they sit on the sideline as smug observers. (I'm by now also almost certain that they fund or otherwise connive with at least the Congress party, if not others. I'm unable to any longer distinguish them from the Ambanis and other crony capitalists of India.).
During the lecture Murthy gave a few days ago he is reported to have said that the biggest malady of the country at present was the apathy to social problems. "We feel that problems surrounding us belong to somebody else. We do not take action or rather postpone the decision".
Nicely said, Mr Murthy, but SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING ABOUT INDIA'S PROBLEMS? Only complain endlessly (or bribe the corrupt?).
The ONLY thing I've seen from you in the last nine years are lectures. I'm sorry to be publicly saying this but I've formed the view that you are a TIGHT FISTED STINGY MAN WHO IS EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPPORTING INDIA'S CORRUPT SOCIALIST PARTIES.
Why is it that you fear to build or support a political opposition that wants to fix India's governance? Why not be a citizen instead of being a carping, stingy old man? Why is it that NOT A SINGLE PAISA has been spent by you in supporting the right cause?
Prior to you I met many Indian origin CEOs of IT companies in the Silicon Valley. Same result. TOTAL APATHY. These are not Indians. They are BLOOD SUCKERS OF INDIA – who will exploit India for all they can but give back nothing in return. They will leave behind a WORSE INDIA than when they were born. That will be their legacy – of DO NOTHINGS.
In THIRTEEN years (fourteen in February 2012) since I've been fighting to establish a classical liberal political party in India not ONE so-called "honest" CEO has bothered to even inquire in some detail about how we can transform India.
And not ONE paisa spent. Not one. All hot air and mindless talk.
If you want your reputation to go down well in India's history, please do something. Or BE QUIET, now. I'm getting a bit sick of all this.
[Thanks to Vishal for the link to this talk]
Today, I chanced upon an interview of his in which he suggests that MMS is an honest and well-intentioned person (a travesty of the truth), but on top of that, he says that Sonia Gandhi is "open-minded" and "concerned" about India!!!
How can he possibly reconcile this DISTORTION OF THE TRUTH with his claims to be a man of values?
In Hindi we have a term: चमचा. A blind "follower" of the Congress, is Mr. Murthy. He is speaking as if he is a member of the Congress.
I'm sorry, but don't you know that the Congress is the ROOT OF CORRUPTION IN INDIA? To pretend otherwise is to seriously mislead India.
I don't think you are a fool.
Indeed, you are very intelligent. So why this fawning on the CORRUPT LEADERS OF THE Congress? Is it possible that you really do not know how the Congress works?
Mr. Murthy, please read BFN and help us reform India by building a totally new political movement.
It is HIGHLY IMPROPER to support the head of perhaps the most corrupt organisation in the world.