This is because the Indian will become
the most numerous species of human
beings on earth by 2030.
It is expected to have at least 7% of the world’s spending and
To be an attractive
destination for world
capital because its GDP
will grow and it will be
home to many rich
persons in the world.
But it will be
increasingly be home to
the world’s largest
number of the
appallingly poor, hungry,
homeless, ill, illiterate,
unemployable and the
Will mean knowing its paradoxes and understanding them and
of course, eventually working through these contradictions.
A set of pagan practices which can vary across
households in the same spatial vicinity.
Its rituals have no textual or ecclesiastical backing.
It is a dharma which literally means what one usually
has taken upon oneself to do. Dharma is actually
something that one holds on to.
And the individual is in charge of holding up the Universe in
balance along with others.
The individual should remain very still
In cooperation with others
And in fixed positions relative to the rest.
She should not move or change or shift and shuffle,
lest the Universe topples over because of her.
Because committed by balance, we find it difficult to see progression
and change, evolution, transformation and hence have little regard for
Knowledge gives power and this may upset the balance by changing
the relative positions among people, a catastrophe if you are
precariously holding the Universe in a balance.
Knowledge has the potential to “add” something to the system which
might again mean a realignment of the set up..
Indians can adapt to it, absorb it, bend it and twist it to suit the
We are contemptuous of people achieving and
doing well because by someone else’s success our
relative positions are threatened.
We also need more money that our ‘posts’ provide
us with because economic power would help us
attain the social status that we otherwise find
difficult to attain.
We are unhappy about anyone doing anything
that would change systems and make fresh
demands on us and thus would like to sabotage
This is because we neither wish to
change the system and our clients would
want it even less.
Hence while we are very corrupt in our
own offices, we are very sensitive about
politicians being very corrupt.
When countries in south Asia are at best dictatorial
and otherwise anarchical and ochlocratic..
The modern state that
shelters the individual
against the pressures of
the society to maintain her
social role. Democracy
somehow helps engender a
Democracy plays out the
opposing forces in the
society so that some forces
contained by others
through the impersonal
Has revolved around the
nature of the state that
gives equal social
opportunities to all and
And/or around gaining
more share of the overall
power in a zero sum
That many say is a lack of national pride..
No idea that “I” can be an agent of change.
No idea that the order needs to be “created” and
recreated because it is supposed to be eternal and in
search of balance.
No connection between ends and means and hence
fails to see things in terms of their consequences and