NRao wrote:Chetak ji,
I agree with your args, give and take some perhaps.
But, on the flip side, why has/is India still going and sitting at the table? What is that reason? If you can explain that I would appreciate it.
I have maintained that India does not need the UN (read: forget UNSC, etc, they are worthless). I have also maintained that India is perhaps one of two nations that can survive with minimal exports. My major complaints against India is terrible inefficiency - been complaining against for 40 years now. There a few others, but, let me know why India wants to be at any table where there is no respect. BRICS included.
Why all this silly H-1B? When Indians dominate IT in the US, why is there no Google from India? Why do Indians have to leave India to do well?
Folks who leave India are basically economic migrants and nothing more. Nothing wrong with this but please don't fool oneself and get on a moral high horse and bad mouth India for infrastructure or corruption or whatever. We are like that onlee.
Expensively educated Indians whose expensive educations are by an overwhelmingly large majority subsidized by the Indian state promptly hightail it to the US embassy after graduation where they are welcomed by a grateful US state which essentially gets cheap labor at the cost of a third world country which can ill afford such largesse.
Those claiming to need a much more favorable climate for research etc are talking through their hats barring very very few who have made good on this front. If all these guys were to be taken at face value, then Indians should have swept all the nobel prizes in recent decades.
We are a confused civilization, beset by an inferiority complex and the overwhelming need for approval and so we continue to hob nob with our oppressors as though that trait alone distinguishes us from the rest of the world and attests to the sophistication of our civilization. An uninvestigated form of Stockholm syndrome perhaps, where an entire civilization sees nothing wrong with it??
It's a foolish notion and a dangerous thought process that allows us to be easily manipulated by any foreigner or ideology and such foreign or ideological charlatans find easy traction, all in the name of sickularism and democracy.
why are we compelled to follow such silly self-imposed rules when our oppressors have long ago thrown such garbage into the dustbin and are now demanding more freedom to harm us and we willingly acquiesce, nay actively collaborate with them in hastening our own doom??
we are inefficient because of special interest groups that have subverted the political and social firmament to ensure that each gets much more than it's fair share of the pie with the result that the grab and run technique that can be seen on a daily basis is any queue that forms anywhere in India. It's orderly just so long as the doors are not opened or the bus/train that hasn't arrived yet. The moment the door opens, train/bus arrives, order dissolves immediately as everyone fights to get in because they are fearful that they will not get their due.
In govt and private offices, bribes is a very common and mundane affair. One would be really be surprised as to how much cash changes hands in the dealings of private companies and their tinpot dictators who man the gateways to bill clearances, order placements and overtime payments.
When we have not got what we want in international fora, why then do we persist in kowtowing to the powers that be that actively conspire to deny us our rights?? we should withdraw and minimize our presence in such fora as our enthusiastic participation thus far has failed to bear fruit and bring us the recognition that we crave or think that we deserve??
we have no idea what our economic might is or how to use it to claim what is rightfully ours. Like IG returned the 93k paki prisoners without any gain to India, we are doomed to be lightweight pushovers and piddly countries like srilanka, bangladesh, pakiland and nepal not to mention shitholes like the maldives know this and continue to run rings around us, knowing full well that India
cannot impose any costs on them while we fret and fume at our diplomatic impotence.
As an example, just look at the mindless, spineless way in which ICCR supported the karachi lit festival. What was the need or the necessity to such a foolish thing?? and who gained from such imbecilic behavior?? Did we even bother to a simple cost benefit analysis??