It is easy to declare bans on phoren phunding from our well-fed armchairs, and ask why it should be greater than Bollywood, but the great failure here is that foreign funding reaches ppl at the bottom rungs of "society" whom the desi "middle class" ignores or shuns. This should be a huge source of humiliation to RNIs, but it is not, and does not bring out any generosity or thought.
I would not support any such "ban" regardless of the conversion aspects, until the foreign funding has been effectively replaced by desi indi-genous programs. Some would argue that food for a child is a higher priority than abstract notions of "nation", and that there is no "security" when one is starving or watching one's children starving.
Elsewhere, someone decries the esablishment of IITs "before there were primary schools all over India". Why is this the proper choice I wonder ... was the funding that went into IITs the only source of funds that could have funded primary schools? Were people in India so incapable of setting up primary schools in their localities and teaching children how to read and write, without the Central Govt. pouring money in? Obviously that model would not have worked to build an IIT (it did in the much-derided "West", where ppl set up universities and THEN extracted $$$ from the govt based on products delivered).
Security does not come just from destroying what other people struggle to establish. It requires hard work to do constructive things as well. FCRA etc already has more than enough regulations to ensure security and proper expenditure of funds. The problem is the corruption in its enforcement - as usual, the govt babus and political netas take joy in bullying the law-abiding taxpayer and kiss up to the scofflaw villains. THEY are the security threat to India.
1. poor people Middle class shuns - rhetorical statement in the mold of leftist naxal crap
Is it Okay to blow up trains or planes by naxals or Islamic terrorists because of all the injustice?
2. People do give money for charity,temples but most Govt. controls the distribution and a MAFIA system eats it away. It is not Congress all the parties Lower caste,SC/ST/OBC parties all have the same foundation.
3. Upper class, Uber class all use Govt. as an excuse to loothttp://www.telegraphindia.com/1140813/j ... 709361.jsp
This is the class that pontificates and preaches middle class. Look how they loot money that should go for development
4. The only way to change Indian society is to build independent institutions that enforce law. When that is done, 90% of work is done.