Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Same wine , new bottle

Isnt it amazing to see that time hasnt mellowed any of our oldest practices. Came across this quote in a book I'm reading
"Just as it is impossible to know when a swimming fish is drinking water, so it is impossible to find out when a government servant is stealing money"
- Kautilya, Arthashastra (The Science of Wealth), c 300BC
This on the day that the media reported how the Karnataka Lok Ayukta conducted raids on seven government officials and found assets worth a staggering Rs 7.86 crores ....

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