Friday, October 30, 2009

Some thoughts on the idea of India and Asia!!

While inaugurating the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit today The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has said something interesting. It doesn’t mean that it’s entirely new but it is as old as the 1991 economic reform, at least to my mind.

  • …..our challenges in nation building are primarily at home…….. We do face external and global challenges. The global slowdown is a reality, rise of terrorism is also a reality and we have to face these challenges. But I sincerely believe that they are nowhere as daunting as the ones we face at home. If we get our house in order, if we can liberate each and every citizen of this free nation from the tyranny of poverty, ignorance and disease, there is no external challenge that we cannot overcome.
  • Our philosophy of “vasudhaiva kutumbakam” has encouraged us to accept pluralism as the natural order of all civilized existence.

Quite true another interesting one the word ‘natural order’!!

  • I do believe our destiny is intrinsically linked with that of all our neighbours.

Both at society and individual level

  • …….the growth of the market economy and with individual talent and enterprise being unleashed, no agenda for building a new India can any longer be imposed from Delhi.

In other words, the State has no real knowledge to say on what to produce, how to produce, how much and for whom to produce!!!

Undoubtedly, unlike socialist Chacha, our reform India Chacha understands the market economics or principles of catalytic!!

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