Perhaps India as a Nation is sailing as a Rudderless boat for the last two and one half decades. I think at present except our Clothing, Aluminum every good we use is imported. Cooking Oil, Food grains, Sugar, Paper, even small Calculators, wood for our furniture, Fertilizers for Cultivation, etc., and not to speak of Computers, Aeroplanes, Heavy Machinery, Cell Phones, Motor cycles, Cars and what not ? For everything India has become eternally dependent on other countries
India lags behind in every front. Indians, especially the Establishment, inherently lack Nationalism - not to speak of Patriotic spirit. There is apparent Social degeneration and Cultural bankruptcy in Indian Society.
Once upon a time, Indian trade based on goods manufactured in India controlled world trade. "Indian trade is the trade of the Europe and one who control Indian trade is the master of Europe", declared #PetertheGreat ( 1672 - 1725 ) of Russia.
India made history in the past on various counts as a fabulous Country.
Entire Sea stretching from Eastern coast of India to the end of China Sea was called #Chola Lake after a Tamil - Telugu Dynasty that ruled South India one thousand years back. Indian Ocean is called after India.
No other country has this credit to name an Ocean after a Country.
#Pliny, a Roman writer, complained, 2000 years back, that Roman Gold was being drained out to India for importing of Indian goods – Cloth and precious stones.
It must be remembered that Columbus did not sail to America to discover America but to find a westward sea route to India !
Western Navigators called Cambodia / Vietnam as #IndoChina under the illusion that they reached India.
And Central American Islands were called by sailors as West Indies and American Natives were called #Red Indians under the illusion that they have made out their journey to India !
Cotton cloth was exported from India on a large scale by Indus Valley people 5000 years back. Perhaps, Indians were pioneers in spin cotton threads and thereby making cloth.
Food grains were exported from Indus valley.
Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi strived their level best to lead India out of backwardness during their regimes. Jawaharlal gave us Irrigation and Hydel projects and also developed heavy industries for infrastructure development. Indira Gandhi gave us National pride by initiating self reliance Defense projects. After them, except for a brief period of Mr. P. V. Narasimha Rao, now, India lost its face internally and internationally.
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నా ఇతర వెబ్ సైట్లు చూడడానికి ఈ క్రింది బటనులు నొక్కవలెను.
Now, it is all Topsy Turvy dom.
Politically, after Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s regime, Indian Nation lost its prestige globally. Sovereignty of the people over Indian Republic has lost its meaning. Politically India as a Nation has become a rudder less boat. It offers little security and gives little pride to Indians abroad. That is why Indians who live in the USA call themselves as South Asians not Indians !
Al Beruni, 1000 years back, complained that learned Indians think that they know everything on Earth AND they do not share their knowledge with others.
Then, how could corpus of our literature including Vedas, Vedangas, Upanishads, Puranas, Ithihasas – Ramyana and Maha Bharatha , Siksha, Nirukti, Ganita Sastras , were all translated first into Persian, then to Arabic and later to German and English ?
How could this happen if Indians did not reveal their knowledge to others? Perhaps, Learned Indians revealed their knowledge to others , may be, for two reasons : One - Inducements, Two- Threat to Life.
Look at this: When, Vincent Arthur Smith, in his Oxford History of India proclaimed that Hindu puranas have little historical value, Indian babus exclaimed saying “Yes Yes” to Adam Smith.
Afterwards when Purgiter claimed that Hindu puranas have abundant historical references, Our Babus pat their backs and started telling us that events told in Puranas have historical value!
One Century back, Swami Vivekananda lamented about the fact that America at that time was well advanced scientifically and India was lagging behind.
And Swamy Vivekananda lamented that in India Upper classes are morally and physically dead. Only hope lies with the masses.
Of course, what would masses do if there are no leaders to lead them into light? Now Nationalism lost its meaning in the minds of the Youth. In the absence of Role models youth have become goal-less. Youth is running after instinctive pleasures – lively hood, material comforts , etc,. Perhaps, there is ANATIONALISM ( Lack of Nationalism ) among all in India from top to bottom. Everyone, every group is after his or their self interest only.
Nationalism should be imbibed by masses from the words and deeds of Role models, such as, Honest Bureaucrats, Self less Political Leaders, Statesmen, Teachers with High moral values, Dynamic and honest Engineers, Service oriented Doctors, etc,. But now youth are imitating Anti heroes shown in Movies, and corrupt bureaucrats and politicians, etc.,
Lack of Nationalism among Indians is not a new phenomenon !
Let us see what Gopala Krishna Gokhale said 100 years back - “ the Bureaucracy is frankly selfish and openly hostile to National aspirations” . This comment proves even today. Babus' actions are determined by Sycophancy and self conceit.
Socially, the society of India is drifting towards ANOMIE. Moreover, the State ( Union of India ) is imposing Western (Christian ) social norms on the Indian society by promulgating Social Laws in the name of equal rights to Men and Women. But in practice it is undermining faith and belief systems in India . Indian family which is otherwise a sacrament is now getting reduced to a contract. Break down of Indian Family system is the main victim of new individualism. By the way , the New generation is rejecting what is Indian or Hindu.
And As a corollary Crime and Divorce rates are increasing alarmingly.