Yes+ Pune Feb 10

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Yes+ Pune Feb 10

  1. 1. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat A Thought for Today… “So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor, who having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them” Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: From “Modern India”, NCERT, 1986, Pg 219; Image Courtesy: Mohan Chandran 1
  2. 2. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Satyameva-Jayate.org
  3. 3. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat A little bit of History...  The annual revenues of Aurangzeb in 1659- 1701 are said to have been more than 10 times those of his contemporary Louis XIV  By the early 18th c., India had 22.6% of world’s GDP Satyameva-Jayate.org * Source: India Today, March 31, 2008 Cover Story “Leadership for the 21st century” 3
  4. 4. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat A little bit of History...  In 1830s, Bengal alone had 100,000 schools and a fairly advanced indigenous medical system that included inoculation against small- pox*  The literary rate in India before the British (c. 18th century) was higher than that in England* Satyameva-Jayate.org * Source: Sh S Gurumurthy 4
  5. 5. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat A little bit of History...  The number system and the very powerful concept of zero  Takshashila: World’s first university (700 BC), offering more than 60 subjects to students from all over the world  Aryabhatta: First to explain the spherical shape, size ,diameter, rotation & speed of Earth - in 499 AD Satyameva-Jayate.org
  6. 6. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat A little bit of History...  MahaRishi Sushruta (c 600 BC): Conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, artificial limbs, fractures and plastic surgery  Usage of anaesthesia was well known  Over 125 surgical equipments were in use Satyameva-Jayate.org
  7. 7. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2010… Satyameva-Jayate.org 7
  8. 8. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2010…  Poor, dangerous, ungovernable… Satyameva-Jayate.org 8
  9. 9. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What happened? Satyameva-Jayate.org 9
  10. 10. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What happened?  How did things come to such a pass? Satyameva-Jayate.org 10
  11. 11. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What happened?  How did things come to such a pass? Satyameva-Jayate.org 11
  12. 12. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What happened?  Poor, dangerous, ungovernable… Satyameva-Jayate.org 12
  13. 13. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What happened? Satyameva-Jayate.org 13
  14. 14. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Not everything is lost.. Satyameva-Jayate.org
  15. 15. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2010…  Rising, shining, thriving… Satyameva-Jayate.org 15
  16. 16. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Another way of looking.. Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: Link 16
  17. 17. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The World in 2050… Forecast GDP ($ trillions) 2010 2050 China 3.0 44.5 United States 13.3 35.2 India 0.9 27.8 Japan 4.6 6.7 Brazil 0.7 6.1 Russia 0.8 5.9 United Kingdom 1.9 3.8 Germany 2.2 3.6 France 1.5 3.1 Italy 1.3 2.1 Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: McKinsey Quarterly, Nov ’04 17
  18. 18. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat But…  Nothing in the life of a nation is inevitable  Remember Former Soviet Union  Remember the British Empire  We are at the crossroads Satyameva-Jayate.org 18
  19. 19. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2050 The most populous country on the planet Satyameva-Jayate.org
  20. 20. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2050 The most populous country on the planet with  A vast frustrated, restive and deprived population  OR  The largest pool of talent anywhere in the world Satyameva-Jayate.org
  21. 21. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2050  A shining example of a successful democracy  OR  A country on the edge of chaos  facing insurgencies in borders regions  …and breakdown of law and order Satyameva-Jayate.org
  22. 22. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2050  The second-largest economy in the world  OR  An economy being choked due to infrastructure bottlenecks Satyameva-Jayate.org
  23. 23. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Remember…  Nothing in the life of a nation is inevitable  We are at the crossroads  …and the outcome will depend on one critical factor Satyameva-Jayate.org 23
  24. 24. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Leadership… Satyameva-Jayate.org 24
  25. 25. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Leadership  If not you, then who?  If not now, then when? Satyameva-Jayate.org 25
  26. 26. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat What can you do? Satyameva-Jayate.org 26
  27. 27. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The 3 “I”s…  Get Interested  Get Informed  Get Involved Satyameva-Jayate.org 27
  28. 28. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Getting Informed…  The Alternative Media…  Blogs  Forums and portals  nationalinterest.in  www.bharat-rakshak.com/  satyameva-jayate.org/Links/  satyameva-jayate.org/ Satyameva-Jayate.org 28
  29. 29. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Getting Involved…  Connect with the “real” India  Join hands  With others groups, associations and individuals  Prepare for a political career  Financial independence  Networks and relationships  Policy and related matters Satyameva-Jayate.org 29
  30. 30. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Questions, Comments... Jai Hind, Jai Bharat! Shantanu @ Satyameva-Jayate.org Satyameva-Jayate.org

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