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Ah..Come on guys..Indians love their country.
You wouldn't even know how it is like to live in a free country. You are happy about your life style( I mean city life style) but think about the people who got displaced forcefully by your authoritarian government to construct those huge buildings and dams. How many of those whose livelihood is taken away. Last year there were 540000 demonstrations in your country( for rights).Do you guys even know that? |
China is developed faster than india in the last couple of decades because there were sanctions on India after our nuclear tests. Technology driven business was restricted in India. But things changed now. Also,In last 2000 years, India was richest for more than 1300 years ( while china was richest for about 500 years). Ancient Chinese used to revere ancient indians as their gurus.
India is a free country where one can abuse our prime minister on his face if he doesn't like his policies. Can you do that in your country?
If there was injustice meted to you by any government official,would you be able to talk back to him? Right now, china is developing because of its autocratic government based solely on its decision and not consenting to allits citizens. What will happen when people are pushed to an extent and they snap? there'll be a civil war.
India, is a democracy, it is slow in development sure, but it moves forward with consent from all its citizens. Thus civil unrest is highly unlikely.
I agree that India has a lot of challenges ahead(corruption, bureaucracy, poverty), but things are changing fast. Government of India is addressing them. It wont be long before we catch up with you guys. It might take us another 10 years , in the course of history 10 years is a minuscule number.
In 2000, chinese GDP was 1.08 trillion, right now it is about 4.97 trillion. Currently, India's Gdp is 1.3 trillion, so it'll take about 10 years for us to get to where you are right now (assuming we grow at the same rate as you).
Let me tell you this, a free country will produce people who are innovative, a authoritarian state will produce people who are subservient but hard working. You guys lack innovation which is essential for product development
Copycat'ing will help you to an extent, but to seriously become a super power you need innovation. I hope your government understand this and hopefully one day you'll all be free.
PS: The article suggests that by 2020 India will be growing faster than china and not that India will be bigger than china economically. There is a significant difference between the two.
[ Last edited by eamanis at 2010-7-5 05:38 AM ]