This is the first post on my blogging website. So I would like to start by introducing myself a little bit and the purpose of this blogging site.
I am an Indian living in the UK for over 10 years now. I work and live in the UK and that forms the very essence of starting this blogging site. I have always appreciated the good things in both the countries and shaped myself taking those positive things from both the cultures. I think we are swift in learning fashion, movies, technology etc from the western world but what about administration, governance, infrastructure and other basic systems which makes Europe and America as the world’s developed countries. So my focus will be on India learning from the UK and other countries than the other way around.
India is 1 of the developing countries in the world which is growing at a rapid pace. Have we all heard this before? How long has India been a developing country? When I did my schooling 20 years before I was taught that India is a developing country and even today we are a developing country. So would it be better to set ourselves a target that by 2050 India will be a developed country.
That brings the question of why 2050? India at the moment is in a highly infuriated or volatile state, people are desperate for a change but with very little patience. The AAP effect has given hope to a lot of people and I am 1 amongst those people who has the hope that we will become a developed country 1 day. But change takes a lot of time and it has to be done systematically.
Aren’t we expecting too much too soon? Think about the AAP in general terms like getting a new job. When you are given a new job you get a probationary period where you are given a chance to settle down and prove yourself, add to that a place where there are no systems in place or an existing system which is reluctant to change it becomes really complicated and it will take a long time to bring about change.
So we need to be patient and I think for us to be a developed nation in 2050 we need not just a political change but also a cultural change. It will take 20 years at the least for this change and add another 15 years for the next generation to grow into that changed world. So by 2050 we can hope that India will be a developed nation.
In my next few posts I will be writing about various topics, some of them might be current issues and some longstanding issues in our country and try at my best to open up a discussion with the blog and give examples of good practice from the UK and any other country which has a better system.
I will try not to be political in my views and all the views expressed in the blog will be my personal views a lot of which will be based on research from the amazing World Wide Web
I want to finish this post by quoting Mr Mandela’s words who the world lost in 2013. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion, People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate they can be taught to love, for love comes to the human heart more naturally than its opposite.”
Love all and have a happy peaceful week.