It is indeed a grave issue that question papers are sold, but it is also true that this is not new phenomena. Everything carry a price tag, anybody that can afford to pay, is free to buy like any other commodity. Education is now a big business, where only monetary gain matters. Frustration and anger among the middle class youth is on account of the hard fact of the life that money prevails over the deserving candidate. Like cricket selection controversy, question paper scam will too drive our youth to adopt bad and unethical practices and value. We must shun these practices and believe in principle of karma. Our morals are sinking. We need overhauling of our principles, values and systems.
(This letter published in The Hindustan Times on November 26, 2003)