Age of graft

Print edition : May 31, 2013

The collapsed pedestrian bridge outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on September 21, 2010. The Commonwealth Games was marred by allegations of kickbacks in procurement. Photo: ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

A copy of the CAG report on 2G spectrum allocation, which was tabled in Parliament in November 2010. Photo: Vijay Verma/PTI

BJP's national general secretary Ananth Kumar releasing a book on UPA scams, in Bangalore on May 3. Photo: K. MURALI_KUMAR

The idea of corruption has undergone a drastic change since the 1980s, when the Bofors scandal erupted. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Corruption tends to be greater in periods when there is a state-engineered redistribution of wealth in favour of a few at the explicit or implicit expense of the many. Liberalisation is one such period.
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