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Unlearn - For a Better World!

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Submitted by KK Verma (India), Dec 21, 2005 at 02:39

Hello,

I would like to express my gratitude to the people of developing world who shows the path towards a better and fulfilling life. I think the people in power generally look towards developing countries for getting money but I feel otherwise and that they must look for better ideas, views and certainly better technologies for human development. There are lots of good thinkers in the Western world who have shown the true wisdom and path to the rising community of developing world. That is the simple reason why Narayana Murthy Mentor and CEO of M/S Infosys, India have so much high regards for USA and its policies. Let us unlearn that Western world is there to exploit us only.

The articles written by Daniel generally touch my sentiments and emotions. We in developing countries have plenty of those ill ideas, feelings and views among even the intellectuals and policy makers. The unfortunate part is that they are being spread and communicated through out the year rather year after year. These are being done even at the zenith of Internet age. The result is painstaking obvious and clear – deep rooted poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, discrimination, corruptions and so on.

In developing countries, the biggest hurdle is lack of information even at this age of information overflow. People are hardly well versed with the correctness of information. If information itself will be wrong how the ideas could be correct? We are still struggling with lot of medieval concepts because we are not unlearning self defeating thinking and ideas. Our government is still struggling with vote politics in the name of cast, religion and regionalism rather than progress and development.

You are very correct to point out that 9/11 has initiated USA to focus on the issues that have been worrying the world. A good and friendly relationship with the democratic country like India is the need of the hour for the betterment of humanity. In India, even Nobel laureate Amratya Sen says that democracy is a very good thing. He is happy that election is taking place in Iraq. He is happy with the emergence of democratic system in Muslim countries. But he does not support the war on Iraq? This, from my point of view, has a significant flaw in the thinking process. If we remember, election is happening in Iraq at what cost? USA had to fight for more that four years in a row to reach to this position for a Muslim country and Muslim population to have a respectable and elected government. Democracy is costing so much to the human being of even 21st century. The peace not war will bring the prosperity to the human civilization, but how to bring peace. We have to sacrifice so many lives to bring an election system in Iraq? If the same democratic process has to reach to all Muslim countries including Pakistan, how many lives will have to be sacrificed? Are we ready to do this for the peace in this world? The human and the policy maker of this world have to understand this. The reason is simple. Till the time people is deprived of their basic amenities, terror will be their on this land. And providing basic amenities to illiterate, religious and conservative people is not a joke. When the religion is spread by force then why not peace and basic amenities? We have to develop this by force only. People in the long run would realise.

In India, government is still thinking of reservation quota in private Institutions. When country is developing so fast at the normal growth rate of 8%, the people will be benefited sooner or later. But still government wants to go ahead with reservation which does not spread anything other than mediocrity, discrimination, laziness, corruption and stagnation. Today, no one rather no individual or community in this country needs reservation. Even though we have reservation of the tune of approximately 50 -70 % in government institutions, the results are open in front of all of us. None of the government agencies are functioning at optimum. The basic infrastructure is in shambles even if we are rising very fast. Government is unable to concentrate on bigger issues; the country is facing hurdles in attracting bigger FDIs for removal of poverty and deprivation at large sacle.

Like you have mentioned that Hravard and Georgetown Universities have taken money from Muslim countries, how could they be neutral to terror? It is correct. The same thing is happening in the developing country like India. Ex. foreign Minister Mr Natwar Singh, was doing just opposite to what Indian government was doing in the year 2001. The reason was simple to get hold of big money. Natwar was doing business with Iraq to spread his empire in Congress as well as in the poor people of Haryana. In India, we have a very open society with lot of freedom, but the path to some of the highly effective medium of communication is limited to few people. They are not ready to share the work with lesser mortal even at the cost of their own development and progress. Time is ripe and they will have to maintain more transparency to execute their hidden agendas and operation. There should be more integrity in thinking of the people in power.

You are very correct to mention about Israel's defeating government statement. Today Indian IT and ITES industry is growing fast. The people are becoming rich. They are getting the basic amenities on their own. The social responsibilities are being taken care slowly and steadily by the corporate world. Even though government starts their self defeating concerns like how Indian industry and its product will survive in the Indian market, the corporate world is going ahead and fighting a tough competition with their counterpart across the world. They are doing perfectly well. Without government concerns the people of India have been able to achieve the self reliance and win over confidence. Government must get out of those self defeating statements and policies and let the people find their ways and means to live a better life. They must concentrate on the bigger issues for which they are elected. They must unlearn old methods and conservative operation to lure the public vote. They should think for more technical and better ideas. Today when speaker of the Lok Shabha speaks about the ousted ex. skipper of cricket in India, it stinks as a case of regionalism to the core. Let us do better job for the better lot. Let us unlearn bad politics and bad approaches!

Thanks to the mind opener of the Western world to show us a better life, better equipment, better technology and over all a better ideas. What a greatest gift of God or Alah…..!
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