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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fourteen Reasons why India cannot become a Super Power

Before going point-by-point reasons, I want to make it clear like most of the other fellow citizens I too love my nation. The brainstorming on reasons stating facts obstacles for India to become a Super Power is just a positive criticism. I have more reasons but I would like to confine to top FOURTEEN reasons.

INDIA cannot become Super Power despite of having all the qualities of becoming a Super Power, rather India is an unofficially declared Super Power!

The following are the reasons:

ONE. Indian political leadership is more concerned about itself; In place of Nation First, Nation Last is a sad but true fact. Indian democratic system has not matured in 62 years to bring quality in politics.

TWO. India is too crowded. So it will always remain a soft target to hit from inside. The nation guarantees safeguard to the life and property, but sadly enforcement of even fundamental rights is a time consuming costly affair. The densely populated unorganized towns do not promise safety even to a common man. There are so many porous entry points to sneak into Indian soil that it is easy to attack India by guerrilla warfare. It is stupid to think of an ambience which promotes economic development. Without economic development only terrorist, separatists and naxilite groups can flourish.

THREE. Indian borders are full with nasty neighbours. They will never appreciate a Super Power neighbour. China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar are not friendly neighbours who would like to go an extra mile to ensure that India does not become a Super Power.

FOUR. There is a vast difference between quality of life of people. The highest class perhaps spends more on mineral water than what a below poverty line person (With new poverty line bar to $1.25 from $1.08 per day earning), almost half of the Indian population is below poverty line.

FIVE. The Indian Defence Forces themselves need freedom from the Bureaucracy to groom itself. So with all due respect to the defence personnel, India forces look formidable only on paper. They need a lot more to make India to the class of Super Power. The glaring example of defence needs is flying coffers. Courage, honesty and high quality defence personnel are good for nothing without state of art warfare gadgets. The arms and ammunition should be at least matching the standards of the enemies. But it is no one’s concern as decision makers don’t sent their sons and daughters to serve in defence forces.

SIX. Corruption! Corruption is a deep rooted termite to Indian system. It exists in the form of bribe and commission in government machinery and in the form of dowry in our social life. Think of the alarming sex ratio. Where from the country will bring young blood to keep the life line of the nation live without girls?

SEVEN. Justice delayed is justice denied. India needs to improve both judge: population ratio and judgment: Cases ratio. Without efficient rule of law, no country can even dream of becoming a super power.

EIGHT. The Government machinery needs overhaul (rather replacement). Rajiv Gandhi discovered that each Rupee 1 send from Delhi reaches to the pubic in the poor shape of Paisa 15. Rahul Gandhi, son of late Rajivji, admits that now only Paisa 5 reaches for each Rupee sent from Delhi to the public. I appreciate the truthfulness of father-son duo who dared to accept this fact of eating up of public money by the government machinery. Their admission becomes more important with the fact that their own political party ruled the nation for the most of the time since independence in 1947. None else ever came forward even to make such a statement. Both Rupee One send from Delhi and Paisa 15 received at public end are public money. We do not need such a machinery which eats more than what it delivers. India cannot become a super power with this useless Government Machinery.

NINE. India has not preserved her natural resources. From digging Arawali Hills in North West to exploring natural gas in Cavery basin, polluting rivers to such an extent that they are in their dying stage, cutting trees to make forests cover to a pity state, depletion of ground water level and covering the land with a thick layer of poly bags has made India man made desert.

TEN. There is senseless development. Virtually nothing has been done in the North East part and most of the stress has been given for the economic development to a few places like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. It is an amazing fact of our constitution which permits a state (J&K) to have her own constitution. We not only discriminate among States which in integrity makes India but also discriminate people on the basis of caste and religion. With so much stress on breaking apart the things which makes us a nation, how can we dream of becoming a super power?

ELEVEN. India does not have a vision. After a long time India had a visionary leader, India’s missile man Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, at the top most constitutional post of President of India. He gave India vision 2020. But did we moved ahead with the same synergy after his retirement? We have lost vision 2020 for history books.

TWELVE. We, the people of this great nation, who in integrity make India, have grown to 130 Crore in number but unfortunately do not have even a single leader who is acceptable and respected across the length and breadth of this great country. This is the reason we don’t have a vision. Without a road map and a leader to lead the nation on a single track, how is it possible to even think of becoming a Super Power?

THIRTEEN. India is a growing economy considered among top ten growing economies of the world. But India does not have sufficient energy to run the engines of economy. It has persistently failed to generate enough electricity for fulfilling the demand of industry and simultaneously provide electricity for agriculture and domestic use. People live in horrible conditions without electricity for hours in temperature above 42 degree Celsius. The economy of the nation dances at the tunes of fossil fuels price fluctuations. This is one of the strongest reasons for India lacking quality to become a super power.

FOURTEEN. India is in sub-tropic part of the globe. It provides an ideal environment for most of the bacteria and virus. The poor hygiene manners among almost all of us make the nation vulnerable to brisk business in medical science related trade and profession. Water is life. None can survive without water. There is almost no public place where safe drinking water is available without a price tag. There is no public place which is not carrying an evident of Paan lovers. Splitting at public places is a right. Similarly releasing oneself from urinal urge at any place is a birth right. If one thinks that so called high status people take care of common hygiene manners, the toilets of Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains, Aeroplanes and even Ministries would prove you wrong. This is one such topic in which habits of most of us are common and thus unite us. No one has right to misuse rather abuse freedom granted through independence. The readers may strange what is the big fuss in this topic in relation to reason for which India cannot become a super power. Well, your behaviour pattern at public places indicates our alertness for behaving like a responsible citizen. The pity looking lack of hygienic manners shows lack of discipline. Lack of discipline is nothing but failure and anarchy, which does not take us towards becoming super power.

I wish none of the reason remain even a single day to release India from obstacles to become a Super Power. But wishes seldom come true by just prayers.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Terrorism in Pakistan

Late Benazir Bhutto’s daughter is mourning for her mother by writing poems on her mother and singing the same. I can understand the pain and agony of the young lady who lost her mother in a terrorist attack. When I see towards this poor young lady with inconsolable sympathy, my attention invariably goes towards her immediate family members. I regret that the father of this young lady has learned nothing from the tragic loss of his ‘beloved’ wife. Perhaps Mr. Ten Percent of the yesteryears of Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto’s regime has earned the last bounty by the tragic death of mother of his children by getting elected to the top official position in Pakistan. Had it not been so he, and under his reign the Pakistan Government, would not have reacted so shamelessly to the Mumbai terror in front of the world community.
Pakistan is the hub of terrorism; this fact is now well known to the world. Unfortunately it has remained at the top of agendas of each Pakistani ruler for the last two decades. Terrorism has friends only among death, mourning and destruction. The fire of terrorism, which is the creation of Pakistan, has created destruction around the globe and has come back to Pakistan to create more friends for her known as death, mourning and destruction. I wonder what Pakistan has earned by inventing terrorism? The more surprising is the fact that after knowing and experiencing the havoc created by the dinosaur of terrorism there is not even sign of reprimanding what a blunder they have created.
I praise the patience of my country, India, in keeping calm and not indulging in the loop of mistakes with our beloved neighbour Pakistan by waging a war. I say beloved neighbour because excluding the ruling class which has always reasons to curse India, I have seen the affection and similarity among people across the border of both the countries. I have witnessed the rolling tears in the eyes of Pakistanis while going back to their home countries after paying friendly visits to India. The economic condition of Pakistan is well-known the world. It is not long back to get faded away in the memory of people that Pakistan was virtually bankrupt. On a plain and simple demand of India to handover those nasty elements responsible for the terrorist attacks on her soil, Pakistan is threatening for waging a war against India and doing all possible efforts to save the skins of terrorist attacks masterminds. If Pakistan dares to repeat the mistake to wage a war against India for third time, I am afraid it would collapse due to financial crunch in between the war itself. The land of Gandhi which practices non-violence is the fourth mightiest in terms of defence forces in the world. India’s patience should not be mistaken as her weakness. Pakistan has tested and experienced the India’s mettle in past, so knows it better. As far as trigger of war from India is a concerned, it is a very remote possibility. It is a remote possibility because as a land of Buddha, India, knows that peace cannot be traded in the coins of artillery shells. India knows who are the friends of terrorism. If Pakistan continues the friendship with terrorism, there is no need to name who would be next friends to Pakistan. In the last two decades of honeymoon between Pakistan and terrorism, peace and wealth have fleeted away from Pakistan. If this trend continues and rulers of Pakistan could not see the poems of their daughters wet with their tears, Pakistan will die natural death. Terrorism will eat it up. India needs just to wait and pay the price of being a neighbouring country to Pakistan by bearing perhaps, God forbade, a few more burnt of terrorism.
I, as a proud Indian like any other Indian, assure Pakistan that India is not going to wage a military war against her, as it is not required. If Pakistan does not break relationship with terrorism and India’s patience prevails, terrorism will eat up Pakistan; else if India’s patience could not persist to see the imminent fall of Pakistan then there are many technological methods to bring Pakistan on the right track.
Pakistan boasts for being a Muslim country, but still India has more proud Muslims as her sons and daughters. The rulers of Pakistan have sown the seeds of hatred against India in her masses to mislead them to secure their votes to rule them. This is communication age; Pakistan should learn that such propaganda is not going to work anymore. The Pakistani rulers will have to serve the masses to win their votes. Pakistan will have to learn that it is in a very crucial stage of an endless civil war which may give birth to multiple nations out of it. This is in the interest of Pakistan to see terrorism as its enemy and stop treating it as a friend.
I shall be glad to see peaceful, happy and prospering Pakistan enjoying friendly neighbour relations with India. But for that the rulers will have to have the hearts to feel the pain, agony and helplessness of their children and eyes to see tears wet pages on which their children are mourning deaths of their dear beloved ones by writing poems and ears to listen what they have lost in the words wrapped in poems.