Sunday, September 12, 2010

Points to Ponder

Thomas L. Friedman, "China and India have been catching up to America not only via cheap labor and currencies. They are catching us because they now have free markets like we do, education like we do, access to capital and technology like we do, but, most importantly, values like our Greatest Generation had. That is, a willingness to postpone gratification, invest for the future, work harder than the next guy and hold their kids to the highest expectations. In a flat world where everyone has access to everything, values matter more than ever. Right now the Hindus and Confucians have more Protestant ethics than we do, and as long as that is the case we’ll be No. 11"

Martin Peretz, "Why do not Muslims raise their voices against these at once planned and random killings all over the Islamic world?" This world went into hysteria some months ago when the Mossad took out the Hamas head of its own Murder Inc. But, frankly, Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims. And among those Muslims led by the Imam Rauf there is hardly one who has raised a fuss about the routine and random bloodshed that defines their brotherhood. So, yes, I wonder whether I need honor these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse"

Steven R. Pearlstein - Since 2007, the manufacturing and construction sectors have each lost 2 million jobs, with finance, hospitality and retailing accounting for 2 million more .. For the past two decades we have allowed our industrial and technological base to deteriorate as talent and capital were grossly misallocated toward other sectors of the economy, even as other countries were able to attract the investment, the technology and the know-how to serve the U.S. and global markets

Our community focused on education, not politics,” said R. Chandramogan, a Nadar entrepreneur who built India’s largest privately owned dairy company from scratch. “We knew that with education, we could accomplish anything.” Southern India has rocketed far ahead of much of the rest of the country on virtually every score — people here earn more money, are better educated, live longer lives and have fewer children


Anonymous said...

The real downfall of India started when the Khajuraho temples were built. The public display of eroticism is against Hinduism. The Khajuraho temples were built from 950 AD - 1150 AD. And shortly after that, Shahabuddin Ghori invaded India in 1175. The erotic sculptures in the Khajuraho temples need to be "broken" out and replaced with beautiful "paintings" of Hindu Gods. There is an argument that these foreign rulers saved India from Mongol invasion, but if Khajuraho temples were never built, even Mongols would have been defeated. Even Alexander the Great attacked India but failed, although western historians made another story out of it but Alexander was defeated. No one who won India ever returned back. Only those who were defeated returned back. For India to regain its old glory, Khajuraho temples and other temples where erotic sculptures/paintings are displayed, they need to go. Pornography is against Hinduism. One can have as much sex as one wants but adultery and pornography is against Hinduism. The erotic sculptures in the Khajuraho temples and other temples need to be "broken" out and replaced with beautiful "paintings" of Hindu Gods. And then India will rise and will remain at the top.

shanulk said...

Quotes by Friedman and Peretz give great insights. This is the kind of thinking and intellectual level that leads to evolution of civilizations.

Mohan gandhi said...

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India is proving itself in one or the other era day day.
There is a lot of talent coming up in it.

Dr Malpani said...

It is an interesting and true thing.
But India will not be able to beat America till it is surrounded by corruption.

rahul said...

Its true we can defeat america from the tag of no. 1 .
But the main problem is the corruption in this journey.
If corruption is remove from both the countries than their growth increases exponationally.

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