Showing posts from March, 2013

Friedman and India

There's great positivity in the academic circle over the potential of India when it comes to growth, with the most respected ones harping on and on about the potential that lies in the country.Maybe it's the fact that I hail from a godforsaken state where all the fruits of economic growth disappear into the pockets of the wealthiest; or that I studied development studies in a leftist oriented college.. I have great scepticism about the translation of this much talked about potential into actual ground level development..I read a rather compelling article by Thomas Friedman in which he compared India with China and Egypt. According to him, India enjoys the advantage of having a strong civil society and she would beat the other two with ease if she were to rectify the issues of governance and corruption, and convert her 560 million strong youth population to what he calls a demographic dividend.
Getting this 'Demographic dividend', it seems entails the provision of educ…

Shut them out...

Screaming voices resonating in my head,Shut them out shut them out..Neurons and brain cells speeding around, The world outside so hostile.Faces get on my nerves..Shut them out. Shut them out.Blink, and I pray they disappear,Open, and disappointed.
It takes no wise saint to sit under a banyan tree to figure out life's biggest truth.. selfish motives.. that's what the world runs on. We constantly find ourselves at crossroads having to choose.. between what's right now, and what's right for later. Maneuvering life's many twists requires such tact, with forces pulling us in unimaginable directions. What then is our guiding light to help our lost souls through.. Life's a befuddled mess,
That's for sure..