Tuesday, March 8, 2016
WHAT MUST BE ENGAGED IN INDIAN DEBATES/DISCUSSIONS?
Written by Khan Shaukat Ali
My problem with what's happening in the India is not about BJP and Congress, Or JNU and anti-nationalism, or Jats and reservation, Or Hindu Extremism and Muslim Extremism, Or Beef Ban and Porn Ban, Or Kejriwal and Modi, Or Ravish and that 'India wants to know' guy.
My problem is our mindspace being occupied with futile, useless, fruitless, negative, regressive thinking.
In an age when this country should be thinking of inventions and ideas, we are discussing subjects mentioned above.
I like Modi's 'Make in India' initiative. Why can't we discuss that and talk about it? That can be a game changer for this country if the entire nation gets involved in it and if the government practices it and not just makes hoardings out of it.
Why isn't the government and media talking about it?
Why the subject of debate is not development?
Why isn't RSS talking about it?
Why the news channels aren't focusing on it?
Why Indians on facebook not discussing it?
Or spreading that idea to the world?
Saffron or Green, Beef or Chicken, Porn or Sanskari channels, Temples or Mosques, Jats or Kashmiris aren't tools of development.
These subjects of conversations are anti-development. And anything that's anti-development is anti-national atleast for me.
I want to see my India look better than Switzerland.
I want my India to do better than the US in the Olympics.
I want to see my India more civilzed than the most civilized country in this world.
I want my India to be more innovative than Japan.
I want my India to be more safe for woman than Copenhagen, Denmark.
I want my India to be more open minded than Canada.
I want my India to be better than what it is today. And not worse.
And that can only happen when we start thinking productive. Else we will all be wasting time doing something that is useless, futile, infertile.
Like this post of mine. I could have used the half an hour I took to write this, as a reaction to what's happening around, for better purposes.
Like cracking an Idea.
Now that even sounds like India
.(Source- Via e-mail from Col NK Balakrishnan (Retd)