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Slides from my talk delivered at the IIM Europe Alumni Meeting in London on 23rd Aug '12.
Hope to put the video soon.
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!
Shantanu @ http://Satyameva-Jayate.org/

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  1. 1. Why bother with “Politics”? B Shantanu 23rd Aug ‘12 IIM Europe Alumni AssociationSatyameva-Jayate.org
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  7. 7. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat This is since 1995. Police admitted they have no information on names and contact addresses of Pakistanis staying here till 1994.Satyameva-Jayate.org
  8. 8. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat“Inch-by-“Inch-by-inch” in far-away Ladakh.. far-Satyameva-Jayate.org 8
  9. 9. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatSatyameva-Jayate.org 9
  10. 10. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Number of CBI cases pending in courts - 10,000 % pending for more than 10 years - 23%Satyameva-Jayate.org
  11. 11. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat More than 40% girls drop out of school after ten (due to lack of toilet facilities)Satyameva-Jayate.org
  12. 12. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Rs 1,76,000 croresThe notional loss due to under- pricing of the 2G Spectrummore than entire defence budget for 2011-2012Satyameva-Jayate.org
  13. 13. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat On an average, five people lost their lives in a terrorist attack every single day between ‘04 – ‘09Satyameva-Jayate.org
  14. 14. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat 14.5 million The number of children that would have survived if India’s economic reforms had started a decade earlier This number is more than the total population of Jews worldwide more than the population of SwedenSatyameva-Jayate.org
  15. 15. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat 4,180,000Backlog of cases that remain suspended athigh court level 8 yearsNumber of years a special leave petitiontakes to reach first hearing at SCSatyameva-Jayate.org
  16. 16. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat “The system has already become sick… What can be the expectation of the common man for speedy justice? ”Satyameva-Jayate.org
  17. 17. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat If you are a male, more than 14 years of age..and living in Delhi, the Collector can requisition your services to destroy locusts..Satyameva-Jayate.org 1 7
  18. 18. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat If you refuse, you can be fined Rs 50/- or imprisoned for 10 daysSatyameva-Jayate.org 1 8
  19. 19. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat 42%Children under five who are underweight 58% Children under five who are stunted Satyameva-Jayate.org NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors 19
  20. 20. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatAmount of illegal money intax havens abroad~ $500 billion (CBI Estimate)~ $7 trillion (Baba Ramdev’s estimate)Satyameva-Jayate.org
  21. 21. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat 50% India’s workforce toils in the fields to generate 1/6th of GDPSatyameva-Jayate.org
  22. 22. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to a quarter of gross domestic productSatyameva-Jayate.org 22
  23. 23. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatNumber of people joining the workforceevery year: 12 million - more than the entire population of GreeceBy 2022, India would be home to a 500million workforce- more than the entire population of USA 23Satyameva-Jayate.org
  24. 24. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat A government-owned company that loses Rs 8crore a day while earning Rs 10 crores a day Another that loses Rs 8crore a day while earning Rs 90 crores a daySatyameva-Jayate.org
  25. 25. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat By 2050.. India’s population will peak at 1.7 billion The country will also run short of water.. This is an official estimate from more than 10 years agoSatyameva-Jayate.org 25
  26. 26. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The 15th Lok Sabha 153 MPs with criminal charges 74 with serious criminal charges 9 Ministers with pending criminal cases against them 25 “crorepati” MPs who have not declared their PAN detailsSatyameva-Jayate.org 26
  27. 27. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatWhy bother with Politics?Satyameva-Jayate.org 27
  28. 28. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatIndia, 2012Rising, shining, thriving..Satyameva-Jayate.org 28
  29. 29. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Rising, shining, thriving…Satyameva-Jayate.org 29
  30. 30. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Rising, shining, thriving…Satyameva-Jayate.org 30
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  34. 34. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Rising, shining, thriving…Satyameva-Jayate.org 34
  35. 35. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatSatyameva-Jayate.org NB: Images may have copyright restrictions & should not be copied without consent of original authors 35
  36. 36. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat 400,000 ~ 500,000 displacedSatyameva-Jayate.org 36
  37. 37. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatSatyameva-Jayate.org 37
  38. 38. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatIndia, 2012Rising, shining, thriving?Satyameva-Jayate.org 38
  39. 39. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatOrStruggling, stumbling....surviving?Satyameva-Jayate.org 39
  40. 40. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatSatyameva-Jayate.org 40
  41. 41. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwatइससे हारो यालेनो-दे नो ? (what ो देhas this got to dowith me)Satyameva-Jayate.org 41
  42. 42. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat First, you get a "No Objection" certificate from the Fire Department ..followed by a Health license from the Municipal Corporation Then you need three different police clearances One from the police station in the area where the restaurant is located Next from the police station in the area where the restaurant manager lives ..then another one from the police licensing departmentSatyameva-Jayate.org Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123451653488482115.html 42
  43. 43. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatNot done yet..Satyameva-Jayate.org 43
  44. 44. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Next, you apply for Tourism & Excise licenses The Excise license is issued only after approval from the Tourism department Inspectors check out the premises and paste a notice at the restaurant inviting objections from the neighborhood This is accompanied by beating of drums – literallySatyameva-Jayate.org Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123451653488482115.html 44
  45. 45. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatBy the way, the process can onlystart once the restaurant is ready open!to openSatyameva-Jayate.org 45
  46. 46. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat To get a permit you have to be 25 or more. You need a certification from a doctor that you need to consume liquor for the preservation of your health Then you apply for a permit with a fee, address proof, age proof and a photograph. You get a yearly permit for just Rs 100 and a lifetime permit for a bargain of Rs 1,000.Satyameva-Jayate.org
  47. 47. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Violators (i.e. those without a permit) face fines of up to Rs 50,000 and five years in jailSatyameva-Jayate.org 47
  48. 48. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Politics Matters - more than you think. A lot more..Satyameva-Jayate.org 48
  49. 49. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What can you do…Satyameva-Jayate.org 49
  50. 50. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The 3 “I”s…Satyameva-Jayate.org 50
  51. 51. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Get Interested..Satyameva-Jayate.org 51
  52. 52. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Get Informed..Satyameva-Jayate.org 52
  53. 53. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatThe *real* news, the *real* analysis e.g. http://niticentral.com http://centreright.in http://nationalinterest.in http://newslaundry.com http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ ……..and one more! http://Satyameva-Jayate.org/Satyameva-Jayate.org 53
  54. 54. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Get Involved..Satyameva-Jayate.org 54
  55. 55. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Getting Involved… Vote! Become an active citizen Become aware Monitor Complain.. But remember… Real change will only come by changing paradigms… not by a fresh face… or a new slogan Therefore…Satyameva-Jayate.org 55
  56. 56. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Think hard about a political career..Satyameva-Jayate.org 56
  57. 57. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatSatyameva-Jayate.org 57
  58. 58. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatThink how a professionso noble became a word of insultSatyameva-Jayate.org 58
  59. 59. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What are we doing…Satyameva-Jayate.org 59
  60. 60. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat FreedomTeam.inSatyameva-Jayate.org
  61. 61. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What are we doing… Creating policies and developing leaders for tomorrow’s India Organising meetings … and outreach events Debates, Discussions, Conference Calls and Live Chats on issues from Illegal Infiltration to J&K to Corruption + a lot of other activities… Reclaiming India – One Step at a TimeSatyameva-Jayate.org
  62. 62. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat I’m not ready…yetSatyameva-Jayate.org
  63. 63. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What can you offer? Resources, Money Always needed “Outreach” efforts Time, Effort Policy work, back-end work, logistics and communications All the thankless jobs Spreading the wordSatyameva-Jayate.org 63
  64. 64. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu BhagwatSatyameva-Jayate.org 64
  65. 65. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Too much work? Then start with one step at a time.. Join us on facebook Satyameva Jayate, Freedom Team Sign up to the newsletter Join the monthly chats ..and please stop reading the newspaper for “news”; instead “dive deep” Into the world wide whirl of information..Satyameva-Jayate.org 6 5
  66. 66. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What am I doing?Satyameva-Jayate.org 66
  67. 67. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Raising Political Consciousness Working with others.. To build a Coalition of the Willing!Satyameva-Jayate.org 67
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  70. 70. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Questions, Comments.. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat! facebook: http://SatyamevaJayate.BShantanu Blog Satyameva-Jayate.org Twitter twitter.com/SatyamevaJayateSatyameva-Jayate.org YouTube youtube.com/JaiDharma 70

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