George R.R. Martin’s book “A Song of Ice and Fire” and its adaptation gave one of the best American fantasy drama television series “Game of Thrones”. The series started in 2011. “Game of Chors” unfolded in India at the same time. It was no less grand than GoT. A group of capitalists were favored and largesse were doled out to them. Indian banking system piled up more bad debts than the weight lost by Adnan Sami. A recent RBI report has highlighted that 25 percent of India’s NPA burden is due to 12 accounts. Banks have been directed to initiate insolvency proceedings against delinquent accounts. Swift closure is needed so that other chronic accounts can be addressed in a time bound manner. Will it be enough to deter the wrongdoers? I do not think so. The cheats have gamed the system. Any crackdown on erring promoters of a company accused of financial misappropriation is labelled as “attack on freedom of press”. A dormant and virtually nonexistent “Editors Guild of India” springs surprise by issuing statement on necessity of freedom of expression and free speech.
Labyrinthine shell companies and umpteen benami transactions have been unearthed of late. “Thugs of Hindustan” are perturbed by promptness and action of government in curbing corruption. What’s more surprising is that these Thugs have the audacity to organize rallies in defiance. They have been hobnobbing behind closed doors to decide about race to “Raisina Hill”. A reporter asking uncomfortable questions is mishandled by champion of Jungle Raj. Editors Guild of India is on vacation mode as Rahul Gandhi who has chosen to alleviate problems of Italian farmers. After all, he is a global leader!!
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