January 11, 2013
The greatest tragedy of India: Its utterly useless “eminent” people and intellectuals
Extract from an email I just sent out:
I've been working precisely on the project you refer to: that of a liberal party which will ensure rule of law in India. I'm afraid the task is far more challenging than you think. After 15 years working on this project, I can tell you that it will never happen till India's elite put in the hard work to build the kind of party India needs.
Even today, getting millions of unhappy people on the streets is easy. But doing anything constructive is well outside the capacity of most Indians.
I'm only looking for those who can organise. That's why the Freedom Team of India.
Unfortunately India's elite also have a general policy: they will NEVER mention anything about the efforts underway to bring reform in India.
That means I have had to operate amidst the stunned silence of the media and intellectuals. Everyone wants to express an idle opinion. No one is willing to either do the necessary work or to at least guide the youth to the right place.