Not to me! All India and third world should know this. Not sure what the article is trying to address. It is probably enumerating examples of corruption in Bangalore, India. The series, The Hidden Scourge, in NY Times is trying to enlighten people about the malaise of corruption in the world. A noble gesture indeed. High time the developed world knows what most of the world looks like? What other purpose can such an article serve. Not sure whether it serves any. Some say it will lead to open discussion and criticism [link]. The NY Times headline should lead to a few bleeding hearts though!
NY Times: Where a Cuddle With Your Baby Requires a Bribe
International Herald Tribune: Third World feels bite of petty corruption