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Blog Past: Two Questions and Answers

April 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

From a post a year ago:

If there was ONE thing you could Change about India, what would it be?

Middle India Apathy towards the nation. It is almost as if most of us in Middle India (young, educated in urban India) have switched off from trying to make a difference to what we see happening around us. It reflects in the voting percentages in urban areas, in the quality of candidates that we see contesting for elections, in the deteriorating quality of life in cities in India, and in the debates that we have for what India needs to become.

What is India’s Greatest Asset?

I also think that Middle India is the country’s greatest asset — if it can get its act together. The Rich don’t really care to bring about Change — they are beneficiaries of the existing system so status quo is good enough for them. The Poor cannot bring about Change. It is we in the Middle who are the country’s hope. We have the benefits of education, growing incomes, material benefits that are more than what our parents had. We need to get more engaged in defining our country’s future.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 StatSpotting // Apr 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I suspect that this attitude comes from not suffering so much in terms of day to day activities. If there was no option but to suffer, the “i have given up” attitude would change.

  • 2 Talll.com // Apr 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

    “Punish the Guilty” – is the one thing that should actually be implemented in India as the number 1 change.

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