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Re: The real issue

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
The tragedy is that we could have 1000 Singapores over the last 50 years
but for Nehru, his clan and their mad desire to reach the commanding
heightsds of the economy. We took the wrong road; its has taken us 50
years to realise this, and yet, we continue to argue HOW not to get off
this wrong road. This is because of a weak political executive and a
strong and determined bureaucracy which has entrenched itself so swell
in India's economic life that I wonder if we'll ever see salvation.

Indrajit Barua.

>Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 19:33:42 -0800 (PST)
>From: Sanjeev Sabhlok <sanjeev@sabhlokcity.com>
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: Re: The real issue
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
>At 06:27 PM 11/7/99 -0800, Vikram Vasu wrote:
>>the biggest
>>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 . ..Let us not
>faith in our country .
>* Factual analysis and solution finding is the task here. Kindly help
>in that task. If you are very satisfied with the state of affairs, IPI
>not your kind of forum. Kindly open a "Mera Bharat Mahaan" forum and go

>about singing praise for India. Vamsi might even give you free web
>for that kind of forum.
>* We had BETTER compare ourselves with "developed" countries. The goal
>here, as Sauvik Chakravorti stated so well over phone the other day to
>is to have ***400 Singapores in India***. We can have it, and we shall
>it. Those who wish to compare India with Bangladesh or Somalia of
>and feed proud of themselves are welcome to leave IPI at once. A vast
>of complacency is out there. The perspective here is very highly
>We are not happy with what is. We KNOW what India can be with the right

>* I believe that those who thnik India is "OK" are the worst enemies of

>India. Chalta Hai is not the motto here. It is unacceptable. I have
>faith in India than a million "chalta hai" wallas. I have seen this
>of 'feeling satisfied' too long to be willing to tolerate it. Let us
>tolerate shoddiness. By repeating our stupidities and somehow propping
>outdated methods and corrupt 'systems' for a million years we will not
>become 'developed' one fine day. We will realize a worse plight than
>before. We need to find the  correct path and move fully to that path.
>Join in this task here of moving ourselves to the right path.

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