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It’s Up To Us Now – Part 20

June 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments

What I have outlined may seem quite simplistic. But it is a start, and there is much more to it. What I wanted to do is get us start thinking about change. And that change is not about a generational shift from one member of a dynasty to another. It is about doing away with dynasties altogether since India’s troubles can be traced back to policies set by members of the dynasty. And those who have got us into the mess are not the ones who can get us out of it.

What we need to start doing is to stand up and be counted. Stand up and say, Yes, I am willing to do by bit to help change India’s political and policy climate by 2014. And then, look around. You will be amazed by how many people you will see standing. Today, we sit and think – and so do many others. And so, we don’t see anyone else.

Middle India is waiting for real leadership. We can either continue on the dismal path that India’s past leaders have set India upon, or we can create a different path that leads India to its true destiny. It will not be an easy path – it is a road that will have many twists and turn, and obstacles at every turn. We have do take this new path if for nothing else but to be able to look our children in the eye and say, “Yes, my dear, we did what we had to do and we did it well.”

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Praveen // Jun 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Rajesh

    good to see the points, makes a lot of sense.

    How do I contribute? it will be great is there is an execution plan attached to the ideas.

    On other note, sad to see no comments from 100’s of people who must be visiting your blogs. wonder why are we so passive…

  • 2 Aravind // Jun 4, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan of Loksatta is embarking on several of these goals and changing the tone, tenor and practice of politics in India. Loksatta has opened state units in AP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu etc and they are looking for motivated individuals and leaders to take up leadership. Please go through the website

    http://www.loksatta.org/cms/

    Dr.JP, as we call, is an exceptional and inspirational leader who leads by example and has been a successful administrator, IAS and contributed in path-breaking reforms through non-profit Loksatta. Loksatta became a political party in 2002 and has contested in 2009 Assembly elections in AP and municipal elections in Bangalore and Hyderabad.

    Loksatta speaks to the ideals of middle India and espouses to achieve them. I would be interested in knowing what Rajesh Jain would think about the party and its agenda. I would suggest all interested individuals to join and contribute to Loksatta in te form of ideas and leadership and help in ushering political and social change.

  • 3 Aravind // Jun 4, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Rajesh,

    You might have heard of Surendra Srivastava. He is part of Loksatta too.

    http://news.loksattamaharashtra.org/

  • 4 Aravind // Jun 4, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Loksatta stand on contemporary issues, Dr.JP performance etc:

    http://news.loksatta.org/

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