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Traffic cop’s malice: Deepak Samantaray pays bribe for not parking in the right spot

Posted on May 12, 2016

Deepak Samantaray, an IT professional from Pune went to drop his parents to the train at Pune Central on a working day in April 2016. He parked the… Read more

Passport verification: Chetan Singh refuses to pay bribe

Posted on May 12, 2016

Demanding bribes has become equivalent to asserting one’s right. Chetan Singh went for verification of his passport and was shocked by the matter-… Read more

Land registration: Bhanu Pratap Singh pestered to pay bribes

Posted on May 12, 2016

Bhanu Pratap Singh from Uttar Pradesh bought a land in Unnao this year for Rs. 2.5 lakhs. When he went to do the registration formalities at the Stamps… Read more

Traffic cop’s malice: Pranesh from Chennai deceited into paying bribe as a fine

Posted on May 12, 2016

It is a common sight to see college students on two wheelers. Pranesh, along with his friend were driving around Rohini Theatre in Chennai and were… Read more

Carrying intoxicants: Subhajit gets badgered at Podicherry- Chennai checkposts

Posted on May 11, 2016

Like most people who love weekend getaways, Subhajit and four of his friends planned a road trip to Pondicherry from Chennai on 12 March, a weekend… Read more

Smoking in public: Bengaluru resident, Atul Aggarwal forced to pay bribe

Posted on May 11, 2016

Atul Aggarwal was going to catch a train to Chennai from the Bengaluru Cantonment Railway Station, at 2:30 PM on February 17, this year. Prior to boarding… Read more

Passport verification: Resident of Sanjay Nagar, Bengaluru hassled

Posted on May 11, 2016

Sunil Tattimani from Sanjay Nagar had an unforgettable Sunday on April 17, 2016. He was asked to pay a visit to the Sanjay Nagar Police Station get… Read more

CORRUPTION AND SERVICE DELIVERY – DRAWING THE LINKS

Posted on August 03, 2015

WHY IS CORRUPTION RAMPANT?

This work studies retail corruption in the context of the public services and attempts to provide… Read more

Is democracy sufficient to weed out corruption?

Posted on July 29, 2015

The recent Lalit Modi affair has raised two serious questions about corruption in India. Why has India's vibrant democracy… Read more

Incentives Of Retail Corruption

Posted on July 15, 2015

In his study on Behavioural economics, Herbert Simon argues that firms and managers do not seek to maximize profits, but rather engage in behaviour… Read more