Rampant corruption, like the kind that exists in a country like India, takes away from the development process. To illustrate this point, in the typographical graphic above, one letter has been taken away from each set of words related to development and used to compose the word ‘corruption’ below. Though efforts are made to hide corruption by those who indulge in it, it does show up eventually, often through incomplete or less effective or shoddy development that results from corruption (as shown in the graphic).
Those who indulge in Corruption put interests of the self (or of the corrupt) before the larger interests or goodwill of the nation.
This graphic attempts to portray the irony of water, the clear liquid that is essential for sustenance of all known forms of life, that constitutes 60% weight of the human body and covers approximately 71% area of our planet. Easy availability of water, or fresh water, in many parts of the world has become problematic owing to demands of growing populations, rapid urbanisation, misuse or overuse, greed, corruption, pollution of groundwater, lakes and rivers, neglect of traditional water harvesting bodies, erratic rainfall patterns and a lot else..
This graphic tries to portray the weight or pressure that India’s billion strong (and growing) population exerts on the development process of the country. To develop the country or to ‘uplift’ such a huge population, India’s development process will have to be that much stronger, weightier and tougher.
This typographical graphic attempts to portray that corruption has a negative impact on the development/growth of a country or economy. Instances of rampant corruption hampering developmental projects, investment, business plans, ambitions, etc. are far too many, at least in India. This graphic, ironically, also portrays how corruption is ‘tied’ to the process of growth and development wherein funds meant for development are often misused by the corrupt.