Blog Past: An Opportunity to Learn

Another post from the writings during last year’s election season:

I really wish many more of us would take these kinds of opportunities — to bring about change, one needs to first understand how things function. Some commented on my post yesterday that I should be supporting a new political party. Consider the realities of Indian politics — there have been only two new national parties that have really emerged in the past 30 years (BJP and BSP). Change in India cannot wait for another generation. We have to work with one of the two national parties, and bring our mindset and skills to help them do things better.

These elections offer a great opportunity to do an ‘internship.’ Indian elections will be over by early May, so its only a couple more months that are left. I am sure both the Congress and the BJP can do with all the help people like us can provide. We may have our issues with both parties, but they remain the only real options for India at this point of time. So, if you can do it, take the first step. Leave ego at the door, and go to work with an attitude to learn. We will end up with a better understanding of what makes India run. And that is what will help us bring about the change India needs — not in a generation, but between two elections.

3 thoughts on “Blog Past: An Opportunity to Learn

  1. Rajesh,

    thanks for the post. For the ignorant young (28 yrs) like me, could you give some pointers as to how we can start contributing towards politics…how to start interacting with political parties.

    anonymous coward

  2. Rajesh,
    I just want to point some contradiction in your thinking with respect to 2 very similar situations (at least in my mind ) : With regard to education you are willing to throw out the current system and start with a fresh system while with respect to politics you prefer to find out how things are and then change the system by working with it .

    I think the reforms in education will also work with the systemic incremental changes rather than trying a completely drastic new system

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