India: T he Comi ng Dawn Shantanu Bhagwat  29 th  August 2011
India, 2011…
India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
India, 2011…
<ul><li>100m more Indians now living in poverty .. as compared to 2004  </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half of all of rural hous...
<ul><li>Between 2005 to 2007 India lost almost 4000 lives to terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>On an average, three people have ...
On an average, five  people  have lost their lives in a terrorist attack  every single day  of the last  five  years
India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
NB: Images may have copyright restrictions & should not be copied without consent of original authors India, 2011… Str ugg...
Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consen...
<ul><li>“ The system has already become sick…  </li></ul><ul><li>What can be the expectation of the common man for speedy ...
<ul><li>4180, 000  </li></ul><ul><li>Backlog of cases that remain suspended at high court level  </li></ul><ul><li>25 year...
India, 2011… <ul><li>14.5 million  </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 Godhras </li></ul><ul><li>The number of children that would ha...
India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consen...
 
India, 1711… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
India, 1711… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
<ul><li>Almost a quarter of the world’s GDP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with a sophisticated market and credit structure </li></...
<ul><li>Between 2 ~ 5% of  world’s GDP… </li></ul><ul><li>With a “capitalist” class that is fast losing public trust  </li...
<ul><li>A 1.76 Lakhs Crores scandal  </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent to  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3% of our total GDP  </li></ul...
<ul><li>Facing a hostile neighbour that can... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...in real time, within 48 hours, move 1 Mechanised D...
Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jammu,_Kashmir_and_Ladakh.JPG   and  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kas...
 
India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consen...
How do we fix India?
By changing the paradigm of  popular politics
? How do you do it…
Rewrite the rules... Redraw the contours.. Set the agenda...
? What can you do…
Get Informed..
Getting Informed… <ul><li>The *real* analysis e.g.  http:// nationalinterest.in   </li></ul><ul><li>The *real* news e.g.  ...
Get Involved..
Getting Involved… <ul><li>Vote! </li></ul><ul><li>Become an active citizen  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor  </li></ul></ul>...
Think hard about a political career..
..and think how a profession so noble became a word of insult
? What are we doing…
What are we doing…
<ul><li>Creating policies and developing leaders for tomorrow’s India </li></ul><ul><li>Organising meetings </li></ul><ul>...
How can you help? <ul><li>Volunteer  </li></ul><ul><li>Help us spread the message… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the streets  <...
Join us on the web…
..and on facebook
Together, we can fix India  … and make it truly…
Rising, shining, thriving…
Questions, Comments... Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!  Shantanu @  Satyameva-Jayate.org
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  • The rising India is “incidental” and superficial. The destitute India is structural and deep What do I mean by structural? *** Chandrayaan Image: http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan/htmls/resources_image.htm Dhanush image: http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00017/dhanush_17394f.jpg Infosys Image: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/journalist-resources/Pages/infosyslogo.aspx Tata Nano: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=gallery&amp;id=17 Iflex image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iflex51.JPG Middle class image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greatindiaplace.jpg
  • Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/100-million-more-Indians-now-living-in-poverty/articleshow/5829267.cms
  • Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/100-million-more-Indians-now-living-in-poverty/articleshow/5829267.cms
  • The rising India is “incidental” and superficial. The destitute India is structural and deep What do I mean by structural? *** Chandrayaan Image: http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan/htmls/resources_image.htm Dhanush image: http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00017/dhanush_17394f.jpg Infosys Image: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/journalist-resources/Pages/infosyslogo.aspx Tata Nano: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=gallery&amp;id=17 Iflex image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iflex51.JPG Middle class image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greatindiaplace.jpg
  • The challenges we face as a country Maoist Image courtesy: http://www.sify.com/news/hostage-crisis-orissa-begins-talks-with-mediators-news-national-lcuodlhagbf.html (IANS news-report) Naxal-affected are map: Source: http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/database/conflictmap.htm Malkangiri Collector PTI Image, courtesy http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/other-states/article1464721.ece
  • Let us look at some of the challenges we face as a society// SO: As you begin to think of these challenges, ponder on the root causes…unless you attack the core nothing much will improve; Beggar Alsm pitcure: K L Kamat/ Kamat.com// Bent Beggar picture source: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/weekinreview/05india.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/G/Gandhi,%20Indira Bolangir Family Image: Source: http://www.outlookindia.com/images/bolangir_poor_family_20070409.jpg Slum Picture Image: Source: http://www.unep.org/OurPlanet/imgversn/144/images/sharma.jpg
  • Total cases pending (all courts: Indian judiciary would take 320 years to clear the backlog of 31.28 million cases pending in various courts including High courts in the country http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-03-06/india/28143242_1_high-court-judges-literacy-rate-backlog *** From “Justice in Decay” http://www.indianexpress.com/news/justice-in-decay/752281/0 Justice in decay Sun Feb 20 2011, 23:48 hrs// 10 high courts alone account for 68% of these; All the 10 are desperately short of judges ** From wikipedia On 28th Feb 2011 the Supreme Court of India issued notice to the Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals and others on the Centre’s extra-ordinary petition seeking an additional compensation of Rs7,844 crore for the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Through its curative petition, the Central Government has requested Supreme Court to take a re-look at the entire evidence and enhance the compensation amount. The bench also decided to hear CBI&apos;s curative petition asking the court to restore the stringent charges of culpable  homicide  not amounting to  murder against the accused in the criminal case. [8] On 28th Feb 2011 the Supreme Court of India issued notice to the Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals and others on the Centre’s extra-ordinary petition seeking an additional compensation of Rs7,844 crore for the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Through its curative petition, the Central Government has requested Supreme Court to take a re-look at the entire evidence and enhance the compensation amount. The bench also decided to hear CBI&apos;s curative petition asking the court to restore the stringent charges of culpable  homicide  not amounting to  murder against the accused in the criminal case. [8]
  • Remember Godhra? Post by Harsh http://swaraj.nationalinterest.in/2010/02/10/ten-thousand-godhras/ *** Socialism Kills: The Human Cost of Delayed Economic Reform in India by Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar Also see: http://swaraj.nationalinterest.in/2010/02/10/ten-thousand-godhras/comment-page-1/#comment-8400#comment-8400 Source: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10628
  • The rising India is “incidental” and superficial. The destitute India is structural and deep What do I mean by structural? *** Chandrayaan Image: http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan/htmls/resources_image.htm Dhanush image: http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00017/dhanush_17394f.jpg Infosys Image: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/journalist-resources/Pages/infosyslogo.aspx Tata Nano: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=gallery&amp;id=17 Iflex image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iflex51.JPG Middle class image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greatindiaplace.jpg
  • Let us look at some of the challenges we face as a society// SO: As you begin to think of these challenges, ponder on the root causes…unless you attack the core nothing much will improve; Beggar Alsm pitcure: K L Kamat/ Kamat.com// Bent Beggar picture source: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/weekinreview/05india.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/G/Gandhi,%20Indira Bolangir Family Image: Source: http://www.outlookindia.com/images/bolangir_poor_family_20070409.jpg Slum Picture Image: Source: http://www.unep.org/OurPlanet/imgversn/144/images/sharma.jpg
  • The rising India is “incidental” and superficial. The destitute India is structural and deep What do I mean by structural? *** Chandrayaan Image: http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan/htmls/resources_image.htm Dhanush image: http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00017/dhanush_17394f.jpg Infosys Image: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/journalist-resources/Pages/infosyslogo.aspx Tata Nano: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=gallery&amp;id=17 Iflex image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iflex51.JPG Middle class image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greatindiaplace.jpg
  • The rising India is “incidental” and superficial. The destitute India is structural and deep What do I mean by structural? *** Chandrayaan Image: http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan/htmls/resources_image.htm Dhanush image: http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00017/dhanush_17394f.jpg Infosys Image: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/journalist-resources/Pages/infosyslogo.aspx Tata Nano: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=gallery&amp;id=17 Iflex image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iflex51.JPG Middle class image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greatindiaplace.jpg
  • India Unbound Slides – Gurcharan Das *** Warren Hastings quote (1780): (1732–1818). Painting by a Mughal artist c1782 Or 6633.f.67r © British Library
  • World GDP: (Wikipedia) on basis of currency = 61.96 trillion/ India is 1.43 Trillion (2010) On PPP Basis: Worls id 74 trillion; India is 4 trillion (2010) 11 th largest GDP in world
  • The rising India is “incidental” and superficial. The destitute India is structural and deep What do I mean by structural? *** Chandrayaan Image: http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan/htmls/resources_image.htm Dhanush image: http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00017/dhanush_17394f.jpg Infosys Image: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/journalist-resources/Pages/infosyslogo.aspx Tata Nano: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=gallery&amp;id=17 Iflex image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iflex51.JPG Middle class image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greatindiaplace.jpg
  • Let us look at some of the challenges we face as a society// SO: As you begin to think of these challenges, ponder on the root causes…unless you attack the core nothing much will improve; Beggar Alsm pitcure: K L Kamat/ Kamat.com// Bent Beggar picture source: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/05/weekinreview/05india.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/G/Gandhi,%20Indira Bolangir Family Image: Source: http://www.outlookindia.com/images/bolangir_poor_family_20070409.jpg Slum Picture Image: Source: http://www.unep.org/OurPlanet/imgversn/144/images/sharma.jpg
  • I’ll try and avoid the “P-word” during the next one and half hours
  • What does this mean? It means moving away from the politics of narrow identities, of vote banks, of poor policies. We are focusing on the VOTES TODAY to the detriment of COUNTRY or SOCIETY TOMORROW
  • 3 steps to change: Agree that things need to change// Agree on change to what// Then mobilise to bring about change
  • What does this mean? It means moving away from the politics of narrow identities, of vote banks, of poor policies. We are focusing on the VOTES TODAY to the detriment of COUNTRY or SOCIETY TOMORROW
  • 3 steps to change: Agree that things need to change// Agree on change to what// Then mobilise to bring about change
  • I’ll try and avoid the “P-word” during the next one and half hours
  • So getting interested, getting involved and finally, about getting informed
  • I’ll try and avoid the “P-word” during the next one and half hours
  • If you really want to make law, you have to contest elections, SC said recently UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING BUT THIS
  • I’ll try and avoid the “P-word” during the next one and half hours
  • I’ll try and avoid the “P-word” during the next one and half hours
  • 3 steps to change: Agree that things need to change// Agree on change to what// Then mobilise to bring about change
  • The rising India is “incidental” and superficial. The destitute India is structural and deep What do I mean by structural? *** Chandrayaan Image: http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan/htmls/resources_image.htm Dhanush image: http://beta.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00017/dhanush_17394f.jpg Infosys Image: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/journalist-resources/Pages/infosyslogo.aspx Tata Nano: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=gallery&amp;id=17 Iflex image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iflex51.JPG Middle class image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greatindiaplace.jpg
  • Talk at XIMB, Bhubaneswar Aug '11

    1. 1. India: T he Comi ng Dawn Shantanu Bhagwat 29 th August 2011
    2. 2. India, 2011…
    3. 3. India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
    4. 4. India, 2011…
    5. 5. <ul><li>100m more Indians now living in poverty .. as compared to 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half of all of rural households continue to be without electricity… </li></ul><ul><li>… and 2 kms away from an all-weather road </li></ul>India, 2011…
    6. 6. <ul><li>Between 2005 to 2007 India lost almost 4000 lives to terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>On an average, three people have lost their lives in a terrorist attack every single day between 2005 – 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>If you add deaths from terrorist attacks in 2008 and 2009… </li></ul>India, 2011…
    7. 7. On an average, five people have lost their lives in a terrorist attack every single day of the last five years
    8. 8. India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
    9. 9. NB: Images may have copyright restrictions & should not be copied without consent of original authors India, 2011… Str uggling, stumbling, surviving…
    10. 10. Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors India, 2011…
    11. 11. <ul><li>“ The system has already become sick… </li></ul><ul><li>What can be the expectation of the common man for speedy justice?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Justices G.S. Singhvi and A.K. Ganguly </li></ul></ul>India, 2011…
    12. 12. <ul><li>4180, 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Backlog of cases that remain suspended at high court level </li></ul><ul><li>25 years </li></ul><ul><li>Number of years since the Bhopal Gas Tragedy (worst industrial accident in human history); Victims still await justice </li></ul><ul><li>8 years </li></ul><ul><li>Number of years a special leave petition takes to reach the first hearing at Supreme Court </li></ul>India, 2011…
    13. 13. India, 2011… <ul><li>14.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 Godhras </li></ul><ul><li>The number of children that would have survived if India’s economic reforms had started a decade earlier </li></ul><ul><li>This number is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about 10,000 times worse than the number of people who were killed in the post-Godhra riots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more than the total population of Jews worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more than the population of Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more than the populations of entire communities, entire nationalities </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
    15. 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… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
    17. 18. India, 1711… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>Almost a quarter of the world’s GDP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with a sophisticated market and credit structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wealthy mercantile class and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...bills of exchange that were honoured in all the major cities of Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ The most formidable commercial republic known to the world” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warren Hastings* </li></ul></ul>* Source: India Today, March 31, 2008 Cover Story “Leadership for the 21st century” India, 1711…
    19. 20. <ul><li>Between 2 ~ 5% of world’s GDP… </li></ul><ul><li>With a “capitalist” class that is fast losing public trust </li></ul><ul><li>A “socialist” mindset that distorts incentives, promotes corruption and curbs freedoms </li></ul>India, 2011…
    20. 21. <ul><li>A 1.76 Lakhs Crores scandal </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3% of our total GDP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% of the total funds needed to connect all the rivers in India and ensure water to each village </li></ul></ul><ul><li>…and a list of scams starting from 1948… </li></ul><ul><li>..that now adds up to Rs 73 Lakhs Crores </li></ul>India, 2011…
    21. 22. <ul><li>Facing a hostile neighbour that can... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...in real time, within 48 hours, move 1 Mechanised Division of troops into Tibet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Airlift 15000 troops with equipment in single operation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>..that has the infrastructure to support 50,000 troops in Tibet </li></ul><ul><li>...and demonstrated ability to move them over 1600 kms via rail and road </li></ul>India, 2011…
    22. 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…
    23. 25. India, 2011… <ul><li>Rising, shining, thriving… </li></ul>
    24. 26. Struggling, stumbling, surviving… NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors India, 2011…
    25. 27. How do we fix India?
    26. 28. By changing the paradigm of popular politics
    27. 29. ? How do you do it…
    28. 30. Rewrite the rules... Redraw the contours.. Set the agenda...
    29. 31. ? What can you do…
    30. 32. Get Informed..
    31. 33. Getting Informed… <ul><li>The *real* analysis e.g. http:// nationalinterest.in </li></ul><ul><li>The *real* news e.g. http:// my.alltop.com/jaihind </li></ul><ul><li>The *real* discussions e.g. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com / </li></ul><ul><li>… … </li></ul><ul><li>Stuff that forces you to think e.g. http://Satyameva-Jayate.org/ </li></ul>
    32. 34. Get Involved..
    33. 35. Getting Involved… <ul><li>Vote! </li></ul><ul><li>Become an active citizen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support and…Join hands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But remember… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real change will only come by changing paradigms… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not by putting a fresh face… or by coining a new slogan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Therefore… </li></ul>
    34. 36. Think hard about a political career..
    35. 37. ..and think how a profession so noble became a word of insult
    36. 38. ? What are we doing…
    37. 39. What are we doing…
    38. 40. <ul><li>Creating policies and developing leaders for tomorrow’s India </li></ul><ul><li>Organising meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… and outreach events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Debates, Discussions, Conference Calls and Live Chats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on issues from J&K to Corruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ a lot of other activities… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reclaiming India – One Step at a Time </li></ul>What are we doing…
    39. 41. How can you help? <ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Help us spread the message… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the streets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online, including via social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help us translate documents, policy papers </li></ul><ul><li>But above all, help by becoming… </li></ul><ul><li>A Leader in Your Own Right </li></ul>
    40. 42. Join us on the web…
    41. 43. ..and on facebook
    42. 44. Together, we can fix India … and make it truly…
    43. 45. Rising, shining, thriving…
    44. 46. Questions, Comments... Jai Hind, Jai Bharat! Shantanu @ Satyameva-Jayate.org

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