Friday, March 16, 2007

And that's the trouble with India

And that's the trouble with India

Though the tone of the above well-written article can at some times be seen as complaining, the statements made in that are all, unfortunately, true.

Being a witness to the daily traffic in Bangalore and its horrors, I totally agree with the basic thrust of the article that India has a lot of catching up to do in the infrastructure area. Or, India has to risk going back in time. I felt vexed that several people and politicians look at development of roads as something that harms agriculture.

It will benefit the reader to read the article with an open mind.

Reading this article was like an emotional roller coaster for me. Naturally, a question arose as to what the role of the individual is. This is something that I have to reflect about. It sure means paying taxes and staying honest. But is there something else that we as individuals can do?

Janaagraha is a good movement in this direction in Bangalore. But honestly, I have not found time to check it out even after a couple of years (as a come-back-Bangalorean) in Bangalore. I also don't know anybody who has directly worked with this organization.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In Trouble with India, Dr VS Rao Director of BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus may think that Chandrababu Naidu was wrong in considering Economics as more important than politics. Who told Economics is urban and politics is for rural? Bihar gave importance to politics instead of economics and see the state of affairs there. Bhagavat Gita says that you cannot do good somewhere without doing bad somewhere else and vice versa. Naidu did not mean to do bad for rural and intended to do good for urban. In West Bengal Left Front used to give importance to Rural and win all votes there but used to loose seats in Kolkata city. Naidu’s Urban development with subsequent rural benefits was indeed wise thinking. Success is not to be measured by CM designations, elections fought and seats won but by the enormous obstacles which were overcome and there is no doubt that with Economic Focus Chandrababu Naidu is indeed a success which pigeon headed fellows have failed to appreciate.