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RE: The real issue

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
"90% hai beimaan, lekin hamara desh hai mahan."

The point is that we could have been much better off, but for nehru &
his socialism which overly stressed the distribution of wealth without a
thought of how to create them. Result: distribution of poverty and
creation of the dishonest rich.

We did not deserve this. We have been on the wrong road for the last 50
years and should now get on to the right track, pronto. Dismantling the
huge bureaucratic apparatus and the public sector behemoths which have
eaten up OUR capital should be our priority.

Self criticism is good balm for the soul.

>Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 18:27:58 -0800 (PST)
>From: "Vikram Vasu" <laxindco@vsnl.com>
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: The real issue
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
>Our  country is going through a crucial phase . Yes, in many areas we =

>have serious problems . Our population is getting out of hand , social
>inequalities continue to exist and the economy has a long way to go . =

>However , this situation is by no means hopeless . In fact , the
>dangers are skepticism and pessimism . It has become fashionable to =
>criticise the country and anti-establishment seems to be the order of =

>the day . While constructive criticism is helpful , if not essential ,
>meaningless India-bashing on trivial issues will not take us anywhere .

>There are  many things that are still very sane about this country .
>    I have noticed that India has been compared to " Developed "
>like U.S.A  on this forum . This , I think , is unfair . Though as a =
>republic nation we are only 52 years old , we are a 3000 year old =
>civilisation . Where was America in 1827 AD , let alone 1500 BC . It =
>would be unfair to blame the British for all of our problems , but
>are early days yet . Let us not lose faith in our country .
> We may have cows on the roads , BUT , we certainly don't have 12-year
>olds shooting down  their class-mates . Which do you think is more =
>worrying ?
>Regards ,
> Vikram Vasu

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