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Is India ready for the big league?

November 26, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Oflate, India has been in the news for a number of positive reasons… which does give an image of we having reached a position of importance in the global scheme of thigns. On top of it, it is very encouraging to get outsiders (non-Indians) realize the potential for India to get into the big league. However, one needs to note that economic growth, scientific advancement through space missions or nuclear deal and international involvement as in the UN peacekeeping missions or the anti-piracy mechanism are not the only parameters to judge India’s candidacy. Are we really there??

Unfortuntely, we are very close to that coveted slot… and yet we are far away from it. The ecosystem within India has to favor such a move since with the position comes a whole lot of international responsibility and the challenge of sustainability. I must highlight the urgent need for India to focus on basic issues that still continue to seek attention of our policymakers without much success – education, healthcare and public utilities (infrastructure). The sustainability of a nation depends purely on its masses and the state they are in! This is where, education and healthcare are of prime importance as has been seen in the journey of the developed world.

Unless, we make sincere efforts and resolve these issues, we are not in a position to seek a position in the big league and more importantly, retain it in the long-term. But yes, while I might be sounding “pessimistic” on the whole prospects thing, I do earnestly hope that we reach there… and undoubtedly, this journey isn’t unachievable… we have the wherewithals to tackle these challenges – only thing needed is determination and a renewed thrust to address these!

  1. Muazzam
    November 27, 2008 at 5:28 am

    I think there is a desperate need to add the moral dimension to the list along with education, healthcare and public utilities (infrastructure).Considering the recent events I think the most serious challenges facing the nation are how can we root out terror, corruption, injustice and greed for attaining wealth and power.
    There seems to be unrelenting sequence of events aimed at creating suspicion, confusion and communal tension among the masses. There is an urgent need to provide a sense of security and protect the common man against terror (from extremist ideologies and state agencies).
    The religious, cultural & national ideals our country was built on seem to have blurred… blurred in our zeal to have our names listed by Forbes and putting the tri color on the moon.

  1. November 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm

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