Has cribbing become our national pastime? If we calculate the time spend on this activity, it would be sufficient enough to create a New India. While we start the day with great thoughts being exchanged over the length & breadth of social media, the day spent further is a compete antithesis of a thought provoking day. It’s gives a feeling that the one who forwarded the thought didn’t have the time to read it & to expect the others to read it, more so use it, is certainly a tall order.

Cribbing kills creativity, positivity, application of mind & certainly innovation. We even forget that we have to play a role in the life that is unfolding right in front of us. In such a state of mind where is question of any effort & that too an effort making a difference. With this streak as our predominant thought, where is the question of time & energy to make a difference to the outside world.


Take the case of our schooling system, all stakeholders; parents, teachers, children & the school managements seems to be permanently on a cribbing mode. It develops an adversarial ecosystem totally not conducive to make a positive change; while we expect results to the contrary. The issues get inflated, exaggerated or extrapolated, with nobody ready to soil his or her hands. Collaboration is not even thought of. PR agencies are hired to resolve the issues, which they don’t have even the capability to tinker.

Social media provides the most fertile ground to crib and moving a stage further it is out an out war, more often than not, turns abusive. If one is not ready to be dignified in our expressions, what is debate all about. This is the way the societies & communities are moving ahead.

Positivity vanishes into thin air in this ecosystem. Cribbing can negate our existence & our personality. Time to change.


By Sanjay Sahay

He belongs to the 1989 batch of the IPS, borne on Karnataka cadre. Accomplished high degree of professionalism in wide and varied professional assignments.  

He finally got groomed and refined into an officer who has 360 degrees experience of all policing tasks, simultaneously maintaining keen interest in all staff functions and a passion for usage of appropriate technology in policing at all levels and in all fields. Know More        

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