Wednesday, July 4, 2007

India Shining?

These days there is so much being said about the enormous growth that the Indian economy is attaining.The Sensex just touched an all time high of 14,600 and already market speculations are there when it will reach 15,000 but does this so called 'high growth' really indicates India's true story? Is India 'shining'(the so called campaign launched by the NDA govt on the taxpayer's money)? I don't think so that everyone is reaping the benfits of this process.

Much of our India is still suffering. Just a few days back I was watching this report on TV that a town in Jharkhand had electricity cut off for a full 15 days by the Naxalites and people were living in darkness and there was no media reportage as these days TV channels are busy airing idiotic news, such as Khooni Kaun.Can we people imagine living our life in Delhi without electricity for 15 days? Compare with it the media coverage of the Ash-Abhishek wedding!

Farmer suicides in Vidarbha continue unabated. The Army continues to abuse Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir.There are clashes between two castes to proclaim who is more backward among them so as to reap benefits of reservation putting entire north India to standstill. It rains for a few hours and our 'Shanghai' is submerged. Five HIV+ students are thrown out of their schools in the most literate state in the country. The naxalites continue to kill tribals. People continue to starve in Orissa and West Bengal while in the state-owned 'godowns' the wheat is rotting.The government launches a complaint with the UK goverment on Shilpa Shetty being racially abused in Bigg Brother but no body is complaining of their own abuse towards the North East (where we still call them chinkis).

Rather being ecstatic about this "CHINDIA" factor overpowering our thoughts, it is highly desirable that a model of inclusive growth be worked upon.The only problem in India is not planning but implementation of these plans. Let's hope for a developed India by 2025.