Wednesday, March 01, 2006

India Shining.. or not?

I was interviewed today by the university television channel for my views on USA and India as an Indian student ... nice to see the motherland getting importance.

This was aptly followed by an article link sent to me by Rishi.. so here it is.

India, Asia's other Superpower Breaks Out - article in Newsweek. It is a little long, but worth the read. This issue of Newsweek is dedicated to India!

However, I should also point out a couple of other articles that bring us back to the ground and show how there is much more to be done, and India's prosperity will come in spite of its politicians/bureaucrats, as opposed to due to them.

Here is Rabri Devi, the leader of the Bihar opposition, showing a chappal to someone in the state assembly, and there are reports about how a dalit woman who was going to represent India in a UN forum was given her passport one day after the convention started in New York! That is why I say we need to progress despite the system.

Here's to Mera Bharat Mahan [? maybe not yet.. but in some time]



  1. In fact....that Dalit woman going to UN convention was a big news in Indian media...and I believe, her not getting a Visa was not related to her being a dalit (It was the usual bureaucratic lethargy). Also, Rabri Devi and her boorish husband have set new standards every few days...but the good thing is, they are outta power now.
    And yeah....maybe not yet...but not very far off too.

  2. Anonymous8:12 PM

    many many happy returns of the day
    god bless u.....
    give u more energy 2 post..

  3. Hey dude ... just curious about what were you asked in your interview ... and your response

  4. Anonymous11:26 PM

    I totally agree with you. I strongly believe that we have a long way to go. We should take things with a pinch of salt and not just get euphoric about the economy and sensex.