Transforming India Speech – Part 9

To summarise:    to transform India,    it requires us to persuade this 25%, these 200 million people or  a large fraction thereof,  that development matters,  that good economic policies matter,   that poverty can be conquered and our problems can be solved –   not between two generations,   but between two elections.

Some chief ministers in India have done this, like we saw earlier. With the same people,  within the same system,  the same bureaucracy .   So it is doable, and  we need to make this happen and replicate theses good examples  nationally.

My focus is really on playing a role in this transformation.   As an entrepreneur,  I realise that the largest/ biggest problem or biggest challenge in India that any entrepreneur can look for solving  is that of governance and creating a better future for India.

I woke up to this when a friend of mine, Atanu, asked me a question 3 years ago.  He said, “Rajesh you have everything. When Abhishek, who was  then 4 years old, grows up, and asks you a question,   ‘Dad,   you  saw all that was happening around you. Why didn’t you do something about it?’, what will your answer?”

My work will hopefully be that answer,  and I hope many of you will also participate in bringing about this  transformation in India.

3 thoughts on “Transforming India Speech – Part 9

  1. India’s transformation is not only the need of the hour, but one that is happening before our eyes. Critics may carp at its speed, but then it has always been this way.

    When we had English medium schools in the seventies and eighties and a lot of unemployability and unemployment, both people and the mass media believed that Indian education was down the wrongest of paths, and many found the system comical.

    Only when it came to pseudonymed Indian Janes and Johns answering America’s business calls in the middle of the night and bring home real money did the value of such educational systems show up, if not in the innumerable software project leaders who became project leaders simply because they had better English than their peers.

    It is very difficult to acquire wisdom and hindsight by being in the flow. India is doing certain things right, and certain things wrong, but as to what is right and what is wrong will be judged in time and by time.

    Rajesh sees a problem, and being the grassroots inventor that he is, cobbles together what looks like an ingenious and optimal looking solution, and much like an amateur entrepreneur who has just started in business, tries to sell it as a all in one solution to the masses.

    With more real world experience, both his methods and experiences will mature. One cannot fault him on passion, but on method.

    The new world that will be will be born out of a revolution rather than an evolution, as he tries to play it. India is an adolescent, and his angry young man years are yet to be. You cannot pre-invite it.

    Rajesh’s problems in politics can be summarised like this.

    There are two holes, both look inviting, but only one makes the baby….

    Which one is the problem. He has poked through the wrong hole once, in the last elections, and found it bad, but is determined not to believe it.

    Another poke at the hole will bring him success, so he believes. Who are we to move him away from his hole of desire? OR from making another try at it?

    Someday some one will poke the right hole and in the right way, and a baby will be made, and Rajesh would have lost another chance to become a father…

    To the nation that is….

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