The #Election Tsunami

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Whatever might have been the criteria for choosing a candidate in the recently held elections, one cannot disregard the impact that the diversionary speeches of the leaders made on the electorate. The congress led government had amply softened the battlefield by their stagnated governance, policy paralysis and erosion of the law enforcement processes. Any pep talk could have turned the tide, so if Narendra Modi swung it in his favour, one need not be unduly impressed. They all thought that they were leading the country in the right directions, but what actually happened was that the country chose to be led. Continue reading

Elections – Not the only Solution

5f99a3d9df25b9b5ceabdd302bce1f5fOne certainly needs an answer for ‘why a potentially strong country like India continues to bear the tag of an emerging economy’. What stops it from acquiring the label of a developed country? If the country has abundance of natural resources, plethora of trained work force and blessings of a great weather, there should be no excuse for inertia. Nevertheless, if things continue to be in a wanting status, should we blame the outdated constitution, the ill-defined federal structure, an unsuitable governing system, the degenerated mindsets of people, the continually increasing population or deep rooted polarisation? Whatever may be the cause, solutions have to be found. In addition, if pleasing numbers are quoted about economic growth, number of people below poverty line, energy generation, or improvement in infrastructure then we must remember that numbers stated in absolute terms do not depict the reality on ground. Is it enough to build four bridges when actually one hundred were required? Unless realistic comparisons are made such as computing the numbers in percentages, or comparing the statistics with similar parameters of neighboring countries like China, Malaysia, and Singapore etc, inferences are unreal. Continue reading