Friday, April 3, 2009

Need of the Hour

India is a very vast nation with diverse cultures, languages, customs, religions, castes, creeds and personal appearances. We feel proud that we are a developing nation and have a strong desire to see that we are in Developed Nations Club by 2020. But is it possible? Let us carry out SWOT analysis.

STRENGTHS : We have rich heritage. We have been pioneers in many fields. We have vast land which is mostly fertile. We are blessed with landscape diversely rich in nature which is tourist’s paradise. We are rich with minerals. Our natural resources are in abundance waiting to be tapped properly. We have large intelligent population. We have rich culture with long tested traditions and it has adopted many good traits of other cultures. Our culture has withstood aggressions of many invaders and still survived coming out stronger. We have deep love for our country. We are brave though very tolerant. We have burning desire to be ON TOP again thus getting back our past GLORIOUS STATUS.

WEAKNESSES : Legacy of “ Bakshish “ culture introduced by the British has grown into enormous proportions of CORRUPTION fondly nurtured by our politicians for their vested interests. We are caste & creed conscious. Thinking of majority of population is still confined to regionalism.We do not have one ethnic linking language accepted by one and all. Majority of our population can still get carried away by forceful speeches without any substance by unscrupulous politician who exploit regional and caste issues for their gain. “ Chalta Hai “ attitude of majority unwilling to take a stand to bring out change. Criminalisation of politics. Unfortunately our leaders are not farsighted as they tend to confine to what is there at present or at the maximum only a couple of years hence.

OPPROTUNITIES : It is certain that with our vast resources available including skilled manpower we have capacity to lead in fields of IT, Medicine and number of Technical avenues. It has been stated that many of the skilled personnel in NASA as well as in IT field in USA are of Indian origin.

THREATS : Our biggest threat in not from outside, say our neighbors, but from within. With unlimited number of political parties it is virtually a “ Khichari “. Precious time of our leaders who wish to see India progressing is wasted in placating dissidence within the party. Any dissatisfied member of a party floats another party with a handful of his or her supporters causing undue division of public. Last decade or so we have seen amalgamation of parties forming government at centre with small regional parties with just a handful of MPs holding government to ransom. Regionalist calls given by politicians who feel insecure of their position and wish to strengthen the same without even giving a thought to what harm it is doing to our national integration.

In the Balance Sheet we can safely say that though we have the capacity and will to be ON TOP but manmade hurdles make it very difficult. To overcome these hurdles we need to educate our masses to see the reality. We need to tell these selfish leaders to stop trying to divide India again on regional or religion or caste basis for their vested gains. Let us all vow to BE INDIAN FIRST and anything else later.

24 comments:

mudita said...

Hi Jack, We should indeed be proud of our country.The petty politics of parties has ruined our country. In US there are certain core issues eg.terror threats,that are tackled beyond party lines, where differences in party ideologies don't come in the way. In India everything becomes an issue for parties to fight over and pull each other down. And this resulted in the downfall of the entire nation.What a pity! Mudita.

Jack said...

Mudita,

I am delighted to see you here. We need to tell our NETAS to pull up their socks now and work for nation.

Hope you have read some of my other posts too.

Take care

Rinkal said...

hi thanks for posting comment.we should be proud of our country keep it up friend

Jack said...

Rinkal,

It is young persons like you who have to make the nation achieve glory.

Take care

Keshi said...

Jack this is a very good post abt India...and u laid out all the facts w.o. covering anything up. Im proud of ya mate!


**THREATS : Our biggest threat in not from outside, say our neighbors, but from within

thats so true! Often we think our greatest enemies come from OUTSIDE...but our greatest enemy is within us. It goes very well for the INDIVIDUAL too :)


Keshi.

Jack said...

Keshi,

You are absolutely right that it is so for an individual too.

Thanks for support and look forward to your views on other posts too, specially those which I have not been able to transfer here from o3 site.

Take care

Keshi said...

hey Jack I could never get to ur o3 site...I dunno why :(

Keshi.

ki said...

Makes sense Jack. :)

Rinkal said...

ya i think that only what is ur email id

Jack said...

KESHI :

If you can not open with o3.indiatimes.com/niceguy251 then I suggest you visit www.indiatimes.com. Then click on more at indiatimes>> on the left of page in the lower half. Thereafter you can move to Blogs and open anyone's space. Then substitute niceguy251 in his or her name. Hope to see you soon.

Take care


KI :

So nice of you to be here. Please do try to read my other posts too. If you can visit my o3.indiatimes.com space too as I have briefed Keshi above.

Take care


RINKAL :

I had already intimated my e mail id. It is niceguy251@indiatimes.com . Hope to hear from you.

Take care

nups said...

hey jack
well said... u knw in fact my next post, still in my mind not in ink yet, is on smthng similar.. hope to post it soon....
u knw wat can save our country is the youth, and unfortunately they have forgotten wat our motherland is all about .... u knw i feel all schools shud take their kids for trips to Kala pani.. show documentries on Kargil .. to tell them wat freedom fighters went thru..wat soldiers go thru at the territory....a bit more compassion for the motherland would do the trick... well the youth can hardly see beyond pubs n sex n alcohol n rave parties...
they no longer stand up for the anthem.. it pains me to c that.. well i get carried away when we talk abt India... its sad how some of us work so hard for our people and the rest couldn careless...

Rinkal said...

well my id is rinkal astik@gmail.com

Jack said...

NUPS :

I agree with you. It is us, the society who are responsible for this decay. We accept all sorts of nonsense as long as it does not affect us. We surely need to start an awareness programm to tell each and everyone that today it may be someone else, tomorrow it could be you. Take care



RINKAL :

Thanks for intimating your e-mail id but please kindly let me know what would you like me to tell you. I will surely reply to your mail and do my best to advise you about what you wish to ask.
Take care

Rinkal said...

any thing diffrent and best and i know u will send best



take care

Sonal Arora said...

few days ago even i thought of writing on a similar topic...but u put it so well...u did my work...and yes these politicians are doin nothing at all... no definite value system nothing...bribery ate it all...
damn...
no matter what...I love being an Indian...but the terrifying politics is infecting the entre nation too badly...
tc

Jack said...

Sonal,

You made my day. Let us try and raise awareness level of general public. We could start by speaking on this to our friends, near & dear ones. We could also inculcate sense of pride as Indian in our domestic help as well as those persons who are not highly educated or well placed. They could be educated to use their vote judiciously.

Take care

Sonal Arora said...

yes indeed...we shud start it through us...
we should always make our society a better place to live in
people makes society and society together comes as a nation...

Jack said...

Sonal,

I am with you for this. You can call upon me anytime to do this noble work.

Take care

Keshi said...

ok I'll try that, tnxx Jack!

Keshi.

Rinkal said...

you have forgotten me

Jack said...

Rinkal,

How do you imagine I have forgotten you? I was hoping that you would write mail first asking me what would you like me to tell you. Do so soon.

Take care

Rinkal said...

okay but mail is not received by you then also i will try






take care

Ketan said...

Sir,

Though on surface it might not seem pertinent, I'd like to have your views on this post (click) of mine.

I hope my views don't turn out to be too radical for your liking. :)

TC.

Vandita said...

Bang on Jack...makes a whole lotta sense