Friday, July 20, 2007

The Idea of India

"The Dollar earning generation of this country is just the 0.5% of the lot what this country is capable of. The Idea of India is still hidden in clouds and when these clouds will be cleared India will again be the world leader". I read this sentence somewhere and it pretty much summarizes
what our visionaries are thinking of our future. "India Shining" this is the term that has been overused in various forms these days. and it prompted a debate inside me some excerpts from it.
A lot of fortune tellers, financial experts, politicians claimed that India will be next Superpower/World-Leader, I don't know whether they actually believe it or they are just in search for short cut to fame club. The reality is Indian economy is at least 50 years behind US and hugely dependent on it, our fellow runner in the Superpower race is China.Research says even if we maintain GDP rate of 9% till 2020 India will accumulate same numbers for foreign reserves that Chinese targeted and achieved in 2007.Despite producing maximum number of movies Hindi film industry is still a poor cousin of Hollywood. Olympic medals that we have won till date is less than china or US get in one year.
We often get thrashed in the game of cricket that we play best.Oscar,Booker and Nobel has been the ultimate dream for us but we were only able to produce 3 4 so called Indian winners( i dont want to challenge here the nationality of Amartya Sen and Salman Rushdie).
But despite all these failures or partial successes we had a glorious history behind us. India was at the top of the world for nearly 4000 years.But future can not be written from the old ink. So are we really capable of achieving that glory again. well may be India is shining for BJP but this shine is not bright enough to light tomorrow..... or may be it is !!!

3 comments:

Sohil Shah said...
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Sohil Shah said...

I am big fan of Prashant's writing skiils....
Keep it up...

Nilesh said...

This is excellent Prashant. I am too a big fan of Gulzar...how can he think such simple things and present them as a rocking song. I bet no one else can think of such a song like Bidi jaliele or Kajrae, JBJ and so many...at this age he is mind blowing...is aadmi par kisiko PhD karna chahiye...

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