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[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-india_policy@cinenet.net
> [mailto:owner-india_policy@cinenet.net]On Behalf Of Yazad Jal
> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 1999 5:28 PM
> To: debate@indiapolicy.org
> Subject: Re: for the Preamble
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> [Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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> my comments:
>
> > *  "A nation is intrinsically a voluntary association of
> its members.
> > Like any other association, it is always in perennial
> competition with
>
> > the other nations of the world to retain and attract the
> best 'fruits'
>
> > of the earth: the brightest, most competent, and the
> wealthiest human
> > beings of the world, of each crop of men and women(generation).
>
> 'of each crop .... ' is redundant. otherwise this is a powerful
> statement
>
> > * "That India has failed in retaining much of its best fruit and has
> > summarily failed in attracting the best fruit of other nations is a
> > clear pointer to fundamental failings to provide the competitive
> > features found in some other nations. India has also failed
> to prevent
> a
> > constant expansion of groups which wish to leave India and take away
> its
> > land. The time to review the existing arrangements and to seriously
> > detect the shortcomings in the socio-political-economic package
> provided
> > by India to human beings of the modern world has arrived.
> >
> > "While we say we offer a democracy, do we really offer one,
> or only a
> > hollow shell where only self-declared liars (who lie on their
> electoral
> > finance returns) can enter the realm of politcal
> leadership? While we
> > say we offer freedom to be an entrepreneur, and spend
> crores of rupees
>
> > on 'entrepreneurship development programmes' across the length and
> > breadth of India, do we really allow it? While we say we
> offer freedom
>
> > of expression, do we really allow it? Can our citizens open
> their own
> > private radio and TV stations and say what they want, as free and
> > sovereign citizens of the world?
> >
> > "Why is it that 50 years after gaining political freedom, we are not
> > even able to retain, let alone attract, our best human
> capital? We are
>
> > not really a free nation.
>
> > , it would appear, in brief. All forms of
> > capital tends to flee India. Something is really wrong in our
> > association called India."
>
> Once again we could end by 'we are not really a free nation'everything
> after
> that is superfluous. yes, something is wrong in the
> assocuiation called
> india
> - we are not as free as we would like to be - but we've said that
> earlier.
>
> i agree with everything else. this is great punchy stuff!
>
> -- yazad
>
>
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