India rising was the bold slogan that described the ascendancy of India in the world stage after the economic liberalization of early nineties. In fact, Manmohan singh, the economist, was one of the principal architect that turned the Indian economy, perennially stuck in “Hindu Growth rate” into one of the sizzling economies of the world. India has lost its way, claim many letter writers to Publishaletter. Under the current climate of non stop scandals, the appropriate slogan could very well be India Stinking.
In fact more and more writers appear to question PM’s integrity and capacity to lead as scams after scams continue to take place under his watch. Here is an excerpt from just one such letter. (For more visit Publishaletter and look under Scams India
An Open Letter to the Prime Minister says
: Sir, let me quickly walk you down our history the way I see it. The first 30 years of our Independence were spent in building polices and licensing resources aimed at preserving the Indian Union when many predicted that it would disintegrate, given the religious, linguistic, ethnic and political diversity that is our great nation. By the 1980s this challenge was well behind us and we crossed the proverbial Rubicon when you helped usher in the ‘liberalization era’ to Indian society. After that, we have never really looked back. Well into the 1990’s, India was clearly emerging as a great power with a rapidly growing middle-class, services led export growth and a young population. Furthermore, I felt that an enlightened era of political processes had dawned given the cordial relationship you shared with your previous incumbent Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee………….
…….However, corruption along with vile scramble for wealth and power is what Indian society is about these days. The lead-up to CWG exemplifies this as much the 2G spectrum scam or the Adarsh Society scam. The ‘Indian way’ to get things done appears to be either SHIT (somehow in time) or SHUT (somehow under the table). But isn’t India an emerging power with entrepreneurial success and innovation as its core-strengths. While, USA is exporting culture and ideas (Mcdonalds, facebook etc), Japan has been about ‘total quality’ for a long time, China is about low-cost and large-scale manufacturing, Europe has been about classy and aesthetically designed products, what does India represent ? What is the Indian way ?
What is the Indian Way, Indeed.