2nd September 2011
Rajesh Jain’s brilliant characterisation of India’s so-called freedom (independence) movement
Here's something worth thinking about. Well said, Rajesh (of Indiaworld fame – Samachar.com, Khel.com, Khoj.com etc.). Now I wonder if you are ready to DO something about it. As I said, it is much easier to teach/ preach than to DO. We need doers, not preachers.
The great revolutions of history (American, British/ Industrial, French) have all centred around the notion of freedom. Our Indian revolution ended with a skin colour change. And the result – a country that still counts hundreds of millions amongst its poor – is there for us to see. But even that is changing. We are building enough cocoons and gated communities that we will not have to see the poor. For this select set, India has arrived and is an IT superpower on its way to becoming an economic superpower.
India’s lack of freedom is at the heart of India’s lack of development and central to the issue of corruption.
Rajesh, I believe you are one of those exceptional engineers of India who actually understands economics and politics (most of India's brightest people have NO clue about these disciplines and pontificate based on their "engineered inventions" about society). I invite you to implement your ideas. Please step forward and lead. Please join FTI and let's offer a high quality leadership team to India. Else your insights are essentially pointless, just hot air.