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IIT Delhi and FTI Aug '10 Final

  1. 1. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat An Evening @ IIT-Delhi 2nd Aug ‘10 Shantanu Bhagwat Satyameva-Jayate.org
  2. 2. 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.orgSource: From “Modern India”, NCERT, 1986, Pg 219; Image Courtesy: Mohan Chandran
  3. 3. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2010… Rising, shining, thriving… Satyameva-Jayate.org 3
  4. 4. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2010… A vast population deprived of basic needs… …and dignity Satyameva-Jayate.org NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors 4
  5. 5. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2010… A country that is increasingly ungovernable… with large areas that are “out of bounds” Satyameva-Jayate.org 5
  6. 6. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat India, 2010… …and unsafe Satyameva-Jayate.org 6
  7. 7. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Cheque-book Charity is NOT the answer… Satyameva-Jayate.org
  8. 8. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat …to India’s fundamental problem Satyameva-Jayate.org
  9. 9. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Poor Governance Satyameva-Jayate.org 9
  10. 10. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Charity can’t “fix” India Satyameva-Jayate.org 10
  11. 11. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat How do we fix India? Satyameva-Jayate.org 11
  12. 12. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The Root Cause Satyameva-Jayate.org 12
  13. 13. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The Root Cause(s) Satyameva-Jayate.org 13
  14. 14. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Ineffective Leadership Satyameva-Jayate.org 14
  15. 15. 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 details Satyameva-Jayate.org 15
  16. 16. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Strategic Failure Satyameva-Jayate.org 16
  17. 17. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Satyameva-Jayate.org 17
  18. 18. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Poor Choices Satyameva-Jayate.org 18
  19. 19. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The lost decade… If India’s economic reforms would have started a decade earlier… 14.5 million more children would have survived 261 million more Indians would have become literate 109 million more people would have risen above the poverty line From “Socialism Kills”, Swaminathan S Aiyar Satyameva-Jayate.org
  20. 20. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The Root of All Causes Satyameva-Jayate.org 20
  21. 21. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat A Dysfunctional Middle Class Satyameva-Jayate.org 21
  22. 22. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat …that is “least bothered about corruption in high places, the relentless loot of public money, the sagging physical infrastructure …the repeated terrorist attacks…”* Satyameva-Jayate.org “Three Myths and an Election” by Kanchan Gupta, The Pioneer * From 22
  23. 23. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat …that constantly finds excuses Satyameva-Jayate.org “Three Myths and an Election” by Kanchan Gupta, The Pioneer * From 23
  24. 24. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat …that constantly finds excuses “This is not my problem…” “I pay my taxes, I obey the laws…” “If only our politicians and our bureaucrats did their job properly” “The problem is with the system” “The problem is we have too many people” “Why should I bother?” Satyameva-Jayate.org 24
  25. 25. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat …that tries not to think about it.. finds reasons not to do anything.. keeps saying this is someone else’s problem.. pretends everything is fine… Satyameva-Jayate.org 25
  26. 26. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat It is NOT… 153 MPs with criminal charges Satyameva-Jayate.org 26
  27. 27. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Satyameva-Jayate.org 27
  28. 28. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The only way out is for YOU…and ME to get involved Unless the educated, the healthy and the ones with their stomachs full… …unless WE start thinking about changing India, NOTHING will change Satyameva-Jayate.org 28
  29. 29. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat The 3 “I”s… Get Interested Get Informed Get Involved Satyameva-Jayate.org 29
  30. 30. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Getting Informed… The Indian National Interest Site http://nationalinterest.in My selection of Top News http://my.alltop.com/jaihind Bharat-Rakshak http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ …… My blog http://Satyameva-Jayate.org/ Satyameva-Jayate.org 30
  31. 31. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Getting Involved… Recognising that the route to change in a democracy lies in politics Connect with the “real” India Networks and relationships Policy and related matters Joining hands With others groups, associations and individuals Satyameva-Jayate.org 31
  32. 32. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat FTI is about Leaders Leaders Committed to democratic route to change Having the courage and determination to fight it out With empathy and sensitivity towards the unfortunate and the deprived Having the realisation that this is going to be a very hard…and a very long journey.. Having the highest standards of ethics And much more.. Satyameva-Jayate.org
  33. 33. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat FTI is a Platform For leaders with shared beliefs to come together towards a better India FTI is a “Coalition of the Willing” Satyameva-Jayate.org
  34. 34. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat I’m not ready…yet Satyameva-Jayate.org NB: Images may have copyright restrictions and should not be copied without prior consent of original authors 34
  35. 35. 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 word Satyameva-Jayate.org 35
  36. 36. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Next Steps FreedomTeam.in FreedomPartnersDelhi @ GoogleGroups.com somnath@bhartiassociates.com 99100 44233 dipinder@gmail.com 98992 58440 shantanu @ Satyameva-Jayate.org Satyameva-Jayate.org
  37. 37. Not to be distributed without prior consent © Shantanu Bhagwat Questions, Comments... Jai Hind, Jai Bharat! Shantanu @ Satyameva-Jayate.org Satyameva-Jayate.org 37

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