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Re: How about a higher level to our game?



Thats the kind of stuff that I've been trying to urge: a detailed plan
on the execution. But this task is so huge I would wait till the group
grows to a reasonable size of significant contributors.

Puneet

> Hi folks,
> 
> I was considering revising our task as follows (to make it even more
> difficult!). I mean, a Manifesto/ Agenda is a very easy task, more like
> fun - a Ph.D. dissertation maybe, but still fun. But we like real
> difficult tasks! We like climbing virtual Mount Everests!
> 
> Scenario 
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> The year is 2005. Assume that the People of India, fed up with the lack of
> results of the past 55 years decide, reluctantly, to give you a bare
> mandate (51% majority) to take India into the future, through a democratic
> process.  You have exactly 4 1/2 years to make a difference to the people
> else your mandate will be withdrawn in the next elections. 
> 
> The task
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> You are not power-crazy. You wish not to seek re-election merely to get
> "power" (i.e., you are a good, middle-class, guy). You wish to be
> re-elected only if it helps to carry forward your vision of the future.
> 
> Task 1: Make a blueprint of each and every step across the first 4 1/2
> years, that would have to be taken, in order to not only materialize your
> vision but also to convince the people to give you the mandate that you
> think you need, again.
> 
> Task 2: Define, in even greater detail, what you would do, on each of the
> first 30 days of your mandate. 
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> I think we have emerging, over the course of the last month, the very
> broad outlines of a consensus on the "manifesto."  The detailed writing of
> it will carry on across time. What this new task will focus us on is the
> Agenda and Policy Framework, which must be as precise as possible. 
> 
> What sayeth thou? Art thou game to this new challenge? A "higher level" of
> the game of virtual reality? 
> 
> Let us see how far our "elites" can imagine the task of taking India to
> its position at the top of the world, using each mandate of 5 years to
> further this task. We have enough fun criticizing all the politicians and
> their failures. Now, imagine that you are "it" and that the buck stops at
> you. 
> 
> What would you do?
> 
> Sanjeev
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