21st August 2016
A comment received on my FB page:
I am not asking of a smartphone or a laptop or an LCD/LED monitor! I am asking why in my modernized India which we all consider to be a top ranker in the IT industry (Well that what Modi Ji and PMs before him have been telling the world), can a Rs.300.00 worth USB Wi Fi connector not be made in India and a run of the mill Chinese make like TENDA or ENTER be allowed for import in volumes worth millions of U S Dollars for home consumption?
I am only talking of a tiny gadget of the equivalent size of a SSD Micro Memory card holder which unfortunately is also imported in cheap unreliable versions from the R O C, the same way a DVD blank gets imported.
We keep importing goods that we can make here and stop the outflow of precious foreign exchange and improve upon our negative balance of trade and negative balance of payment with that nation that stations its army on the border of our state of Arunachal Pradesh and makes incursions every now and then tu bully and browbeat our army! A country that openly aids our sworn enemy Pakistan with finance, arms and votes against us in the U N O!
The state of our home industry has become so deplorable that our once thriving manufacturers of molded polymer luggage like Blow Plast Limited and Piramal Brothers have closed facilities at home to import Skybags from China!
When shall we recall the message of Mahatma Gandhi asking our forefathers to boycott the import of British textiles and adopt home grown Khadi? We were slaves of the Great Britain then! We have been free for 70 years from the British Raj. Why are we becoming economically dependent to China that wants to kill our industry and annex our territory at Arunachal Pardesh in the same manner that it had annexed Tibet in 1962?
It is the most ridiculous nonsense to try to be self-reliant. The ONLY way to prosperity is through free trade.
Gandhi had a political message – his economics knowledge was zero (rather, negative).
The problem with India is socialism and its ridiculous policies that have destroyed the country from its deepest innards.
Trying to impose Gandhi on top of socialism will kill India. Gandhi is largely irrelevant for India’s future – assuming India wants a future.
Btw, you may benefit from reading my short comment here:https://www.facebook.com/sabhlok/posts/10154414141813767
I say so, since understanding economics and good governance is hard, but talking about Gandhi and other emotional things is easy. Indians always avoid hard work. Success in this world only goes to those who use their head. Please use your head.