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Blog Past: A Nation Adrift

July 10th, 2011 · 4 Comments

From a post a year ago:

I cannot but help think that we in India don’t have a clue how to solve the big challenges that we face. Whether it is getting 500 million out of extreme poverty or dealing with Naxalism or handling our neighbours (Pakistan and China) or even something seemingly simple as dealing with errant Ministers at the Centre, the belief seems to be that problems will solve themselves if we left them alone.

At a time when India needs leadership of the highest order, we are getting silence and seeing weakness. At a time when India needs big vision and rapid execution, we are getting inaction and petty thinking.

It is because We, the People of Middle India, have seceded and created our own mini-worlds that we inhabit, unconcerned about what is happening around. Some day soon, we will realise that this is the biggest mistake made by one of the largest collectives in the world.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sunil // Jul 10, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Very well said. Add to this a weak opposition
    which cannot take up issues, push/ probe
    the govt .. So even if no performance
    no alternative

  • 2 Manoj Agarwal // Jul 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Completely agree. The middle India aka people like us (PLU) is a rootless society. They neither have any appreciation and understanding of Indian ethos and cultures nor have they any understanding of Western cultures (well, homosexuality is not the only thing over there). Basically a totally ignorant bunch of people living in a closed world who have their counterparts in frogs living in the well of darkness.

  • 3 yayaver // Jul 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Unconcerned is a small word for describing such apathy of elites. And also we can’t grow like US and Europe. The environment all around us is demoralizing. A nation that looks for each advice and recommendation can’t have independent thinkers and there is no scope of an anarchist…

  • 4 Yogi // Jul 11, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Unfortunately that is true! Solution is only to have this middle class wake up. I am optimistic things will change, but million dollar question is when?

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