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India: The Coming Dawn


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Some slides from a presentation at the IIT Alumni London Chapter, 3rd June 2009

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India: The Coming Dawn

  1. 1.   India: The Coming Dawn © 2006 Shantanu Bhagwat Not to be distributed without prior consent © 2006 Shantanu Bhagwat The contents of this presentation and the opinions expressed therein (unless stated otherwise), are the intellectual property of Shantanu Bhagwat and should not be used, quoted, transmitted or distributed in any form or manner, without the explicit and written consent of the author. © Shantanu Bhagwat, 2009 Email: jai.dharma AT Shantanu Bhagwat June ’09
  2. 2. The Challenges… <ul><li>Poverty, Hunger, Malnourishment…a vast population deprived of basic needs…and Dignity </li></ul>NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors
  3. 3. The Challenges… <ul><li>A country that is increasingly ungovernable… with large areas that are “out of bounds” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Challenges… <ul><li>…with no place left to “hide” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Charity can’t “fix” India
  6. 6. The Root Cause… <ul><li>Ineffective Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That blithely ignores the misery and the deprivation of the masses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To recognise existential threats to territorial integrity, sovereignty and identity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor choices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialism vs. Liberalism </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ This is not my problem…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I pay my taxes, I obey the laws…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If only our politicians and our bureaucrats did their job properly” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The problem is with the “system” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The problem is “we have too many people” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why should I bother?” </li></ul>The Excuses…
  8. 8. The 3 “I”s… <ul><li>Get Interested </li></ul><ul><li>Get Involved </li></ul><ul><li>Get Informed </li></ul>
  9. 9. Getting Informed… <ul><li>The Indian National Interest Site http:// </li></ul><ul><li>My selection of Top News http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Bharat-Rakshak / </li></ul><ul><li>… … </li></ul><ul><li>My blog / </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions, Comments... Jai Hind, Jai Bharat! Shantanu @