Recently one of my replies in rediffmail
Spate of affairs
The net and media currently dominates a mans way of thinking. recently I got an opportunity to meet some people in a train journey those who have some how been non initiated with the net and television too. They belonged to a senior group of devotees in some religious group. all educated, strong intellectuals ( at least acc. to me )
I found their opinions completely non biased and without doubt one of the best assessment of the country as we know it.
We in India consider the rediffmail statistics as a good benchmark, the world leaders invite India in almost all the meeting, we have billionaires in the top lists.
But there is a one inherent problem, and that is common mans perception. Why does the common man still feel that it is difficult to buy houses in India, start a business in India, none of the jobs makes your life secure. and even if it does, it is in the dynamic private industries, where nothing is static. In the public services where the salaries have seen changes, the rates of potatoes and rice have seen double changes.
We no longer worship the merit. In the 1960s when Jawaharlal Nehru , was running the machinery in terms of new deals, and was going to become a part of the new world order the rise of the east. ( does it a ring a bell ) . there were newer opportunities since all the government offices were new and jobs were offered. An entire generation of Indians started thinking that changes are right around the corner. Those men are now 60 plus