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India, Politics, Shantanu Bhagwat, Satyameva Jayate, Current Situation in India, India in 2011

India, Politics, Shantanu Bhagwat, Satyameva Jayate, Current Situation in India, India in 2011

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  • 1. India: T he Comi ng Dawn Shantanu Bhagwat 6 th Apr ‘11
  • 2. India, 2011…
  • 3. India, 2011…
    • Rising, shining, thriving…
  • 4. India, 2011…
  • 5.
    • 100m more Indians now living in poverty .. as compared to 2004
    • Almost half of all of rural households continue to be without electricity…
    • … and 2 kms away from an all-weather road
    India, 2011…
  • 6.
    • Between 2005 to 2007 India lost almost 4000 lives to terrorism
    • On an average, three people have lost their lives in a terrorist attack every single day between 2005 – 2007
    • If you add deaths from terrorist attacks in 2008 and 2009…
    India, 2011…
  • 7. On an average, five people have lost their lives in a terrorist attack every single day of the last five years
  • 8. India, 2011…
    • Rising, shining, thriving…
  • 9. NB: Images may have copyright restrictions & should not be copied without consent of original authors India, 2011… Str uggling, stumbling, surviving…
  • 10. Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors India, 2011…
  • 11.
    • “ The system has already become sick…
    • What can be the expectation of the common man for speedy justice?”
      • - Justices G.S. Singhvi and A.K. Ganguly
    India, 2011…
  • 12.
    • 4180, 000
    • Backlog of cases that remain suspended at high court level
    • 25 years
    • Number of years since the Bhopal Gas Tragedy (worst industrial accident in human history); Victims still await justice
    • 8 years
    • Number of years a special leave petition takes to reach final hearing
    India, 2011…
  • 13. India, 2011…
    • 14.5 million
    • 10,000 Godhras
    • The number of children that would have survived if India’s economic reforms had started a decade earlier
    • This number is
      • about 10,000 times worse than the number of people who were killed in the post-Godhra riots
      • more than the total population of Jews worldwide
      • more than the population of Sweden
      • more than the populations of entire communities, entire nationalities
  • 14. India, 2011…
    • Rising, shining, thriving…
  • 15. Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors India, 2011…
  • 16.  
  • 17. India, 1711…
    • Rising, shining, thriving…
  • 18. India, 1711…
    • Rising, shining, thriving…
  • 19.
    • Almost a quarter of the world’s GDP
      • with a sophisticated market and credit structure
      • wealthy mercantile class and
      • ...bills of exchange that were honoured in all the major cities of Asia
    • “ The most formidable commercial republic known to the world”
      • Warren Hastings*
    * Source: India Today, March 31, 2008 Cover Story “Leadership for the 21st century” India, 1711…
  • 20.
    • Between 2 ~ 5% of world’s GDP…
    • With a “capitalist” class that is fast losing public trust
    • A “socialist” mindset that distorts incentives, promotes corruption and curbs freedoms
    India, 2011…
  • 21.
    • A 1.76 Lakhs Crores scandal
    • Equivalent to
      • 3% of our total GDP
      • 20% of the total funds needed to connect all the rivers in India and ensure water to each village
    • …and a list of scams starting from 1948…
    • ..that now adds up to Rs 73 Lakhs Crores
    India, 2011…
  • 22.
    • Facing a hostile neighbour that can...
      • ...in real time, within 48 hours, move 1 Mechanised Division of troops into Tibet
      • Airlift 15000 troops with equipment in single operation
    • ..that has the infrastructure to support 50,000 troops in Tibet
    • ...and demonstrated ability to move them over 1600 kms via rail and road
    India, 2011…
  • 23. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jammu,_Kashmir_and_Ladakh.JPG and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kashmir_map.svg India, 2011…
  • 24.
    • Aggressive Christian evangelism
      • Forcible conversions at gun-point
    • Cross-border infiltration
      • In thousands – per day
      • The “D-voters”
    • Land encroachment by illegal migrants
      • Even Satra land not spared
    • Changing character of the local communities
    India, 2011…
  • 25.
    • Looting, Clashes, Sec 144, Flag March: The Curious Incident in Deganga
      • http://satyameva-jayate.org/2010/09/08/deganga/
    India, 2011…
  • 26. India, 2011…
    • Rising, shining, thriving…
  • 27. Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors India, 2011…
  • 28. How do we fix India?
  • 29. By changing the paradigm of popular politics
  • 30. ? How do you do it…
  • 31. Rewrite the rules... Redraw the contours.. Set the agenda...
  • 32. ? What can you do…
  • 33. Get Informed..
  • 34. Getting Informed…
    • The *real* analysis e.g. http:// nationalinterest.in
    • The *real* news e.g. http:// my.alltop.com/jaihind
    • The *real* discussions e.g. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com /
    • … …
    • Stuff that forces you to think e.g. http://Satyameva- Jayate.org /
  • 35. Get Involved..
  • 36. Getting Involved…
    • Vote!
    • Become an active citizen
      • Monitor
      • Complain
      • Support and…Join hands
    • But remember…
      • Real change will only come by changing paradigms…
        • not by putting a fresh face… or by coining a new slogan
    • Therefore…
  • 37. Think hard about a political career..
  • 38. ..and think how a profession so noble became a word of insult
  • 39. ? What are we doing…
  • 40.
    • Creating policies and developing leaders for tomorrow’s India
    • Organising meetings
      • … and outreach events
    • Debates, Discussions, Conference Calls and Live Chats
      • on issues from J&K to Corruption
      • + a lot of other activities…
    • Reclaiming India – One Step at a Time
    What are we doing…
  • 41. How can you help?
    • Volunteer
    • Help us spread the message…
      • On the streets
      • Online, including via social networking
    • Help us translate documents, policy papers
    • But above all, help by becoming…
    • A Leader in Your Own Right
  • 42. Join us on the web…
  • 43. ..and on facebook
  • 44. Together…
    • We can fix India…
    • …and make the 21 st century, the century of a resurgent India
    • A truly Rising, Shining and Thriving India!
  • 45. Remember…
      • Nothing in the life of a nation is inevitable
      • We are at the crossroads
      • … and the outcome will depend on one critical factor
  • 46.
      • Leadership…
  • 47. Leadership
    • If not you , then who?
    • If not now , then when?
  • 48. Questions, Comments... Jai Hind, Jai Bharat! Shantanu @ Satyameva- Jayate.org

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