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Checkmate corruption!

Understand, outmanoeuvre and win against unethical practices in corporate India

Checkmate corruption! is authored by Arpinder Singh, Partner and Head, India and Emerging Markets, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY and Vinay Garodiya, Partner, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY. The book takes inspiration from chess, metaphorically demarcating one side of players as those driven by corruption and its corresponding ecosystem. The opposing side is anti-corruption, which consolidates forces that seek to deter these unethical practices.

The constant battle between corruption and anti-corruption is akin to a game of chess, with two opposing sides pitted against each other, each fiercely committed to achieving its own goal. The likeliness of corruption to a game of chess is striking. Chess is a thinker’s game, requiring extraordinary patience, planning and strategy. With its origin pinned down in India, it seems to be an apt way to depict the continued conflict in corporate India.

Published by Bloomsbury India, Checkmate corruption! looks closely at the various dynamics that transpire between corrupt and ethical forces. It highlights the impact of actions, with various chess pieces imbibing certain personas or characteristics, as is found in the corruption and anti-corruption ecosystem. Some of these pieces may operate at a fundamental level, while others do so at a more strategic one. The book further describes different components, attitudes, activities, rationalization and repercussions in a business environment.

In the end, the “checkmate” effect is determined on perpetrators, who will no longer be able to consider themselves safe if unethical practices are followed.

With this book, the authors intend to bring a real and relevant representation of the market challenges faced by organizations, including multi-national companies while running business operations in India.

About the authors

EY - Arpinder Singh

Arpinder Singh
Partner and Head – India and Emerging Markets, Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Arpinder Singh is a Partner and leader of EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services in India and Emerging markets. He is also a member of Global Forensic & Integrity Services Executive Committee. Arpinder has over 20 years of experience in multi-jurisdiction investigations, forensic accounting and dispute advisory in India, US and other regions. In course of his investigative experience, he has led large and sensitive engagements, and offered strategic advice to corporates and regulators in addressing fraud, bribery and corruption.

EY - Vinay Garodiya

Vinay Garodiya
Partner, Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Vinay Garodiya is a Partner with EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services in India. He has over 14 years of experience and has led large investigations around corporate fraud, misconduct, bribery and corruption as well as risk assessments for global multinational companies.

Contact the authors

Arpinder Singh

+ 91 12 4443 0330

Vinay Garodiya

+91 22 6192 2164


Media contact

Avantika Ghildyal

+91 22 6192 1026

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