Therefore, it requires maturity from both political-bureaucratic circles and public to deal with the pressing issues that India is facing. The biggest issue requiring attention is corruption. The fact is that Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption campaign subsided as soon as the US withdrew the vital support to it. But equally, corruption is one of the biggest evils plaguing Indian society and something needs to be done about it.
The first offer should come from Indian political executives. They need to ascertain that degree of corruption needs to be frozen immediately and that over the years they would constantly and continuously bring it down up to a limit. In order to make it a practical idea the salaries and perks of the lawmakers should increase and those who draft laws and bills should get additional bonus for their activities. At the worst the lawmakers can confine corruption to higher circles and should not pollute the middle and lower levels of society. All of them should unite on this issue.
Politicians must also cleanse the system. The first thing that they need to do is to rule out murderers and rapists’ entry into lawmaking institutions, be it in the assemblies or in the Parliament. Once they make appropriate and effective laws regarding this then they should implement forcibly on all others. After all, India is a society where elites appear bigger than what they are and if they cannot be corrupt and criminal then others just cannot be. Therefore, the first step should come from the politicians.
The Indian politicians should also appear more realistic. If they do not accept oligarchy and dominance of the upper class people and always talk about elusive equality that does not exist in Indian society then their approach towards resolving the problems faced by Indian society would be wrong. Asymmetry, inequality, difference and distinction are the inherent and intrinsic laws of Indian society. The edge should always be maintained even though economic activities should become more inclusive and growth should be more equitable. But this is possible only by accepting the reality and not by rejecting it.
The law is simple if all grow then richest and the most powerful will grow maximal. If the middle classes want to improve their lots and poor want to get rid of the poverty then they would have to accept asymmetric and ‘unequal’ theory of economics; capitalism. Only wealth generation can enhance the standard of living for all Indians. But then wealth generation requires the constant investment of capital and technology by the Westerners, particularly by the Americans. This may put a lot of constraint on Indian society.
What it means is that there is no alternative to Anglicization and Westernization. What these mean in local context is that caste would never end in India even if Indian society is transformed into race-based society. In fact caste egos and values may be enhanced because of the investment and economic growth. Indians on their own should understand that English is must for Indians but then they should use it with discretion. They should do as much work that is possible in native languages.
It should be understood that English brings equality in homogeneous society while it can increase conflicts in divided and heterogeneous society if misunderstood. India comes in between the two extremes. What India requires is more communications among its people divided on the lines of caste, creed, class, region, religion etc. The barriers should be reduced in a time bound phased manner to the extent possible and desirable. Indians as a group should first try to understand India then they should discover the rest of the world. But it may require a language-therapy to try so.
Another issue facing India is the rise of nationalism. The fact is that like China, India is superheated on the issue of nationalism. But it needs to be understood that in this consumerism-based era, nationalism favors capitalist maximal. This is true both for India and China. But Indian nationalism is completely different from Chinese nationalism: India is big because of Indians being big while China is big because of the communist state and almost exclusiveness of Han Chinese. More infrastructure Indians and Chinese create more dependent they be on the Westerners, particularly on the Americans. But if they do not do so then other than developing obvious social and political conflicts, they would develop psychological disorders. This is the duty of political elites to scale down non-economic inflation to proper level even though their hands are tied in this ever-interacting world.
Consciousness is a very asymmetric phenomena; it favors the first producer maximum but makes the second producers most vocal. This increases the trade in favor of first producers. But in second producing countries the hierarchies become more evident and omnipresent. Consciousness based conflicts are the worst kind of dispute. In India people should try to be as tolerant as possible and this should be true of both elites and commoners.
The fact is that Indian society needs proper quantification and Indians as people should be more data-conscious. While Indians should be more argumentative in defending their ethos if the arguments are local, the unnecessary arguments, particularly imported ones, could be catastrophic for Indian society. There is a report in scientific journals that because of widening genetic pools due to hybridization combined with increased homosexuality, humans one day may lose fertility and become impotent. In order to continue the human civilization on earth they may have to do sex with aliens. This may not be the exact thing that is going to happen. But yes, brazen and crude consciousness and unnecessary arguments could kill the humanity.
It is high time that Westerners start undoing attempts to spread second kind of illiteracy and invest in humans. On their part, Indian politicians need to make sure that the Union and states’ governance should be based more on consensus than on enmity. For that they need to be better empiricists and they should better assess Indian system. Let all big unite not to suppress but to invest in Indian society. Theism, other than sexual, should increase.
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