India is Developing

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  1. shakshy

    shakshy New Member

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    Its not a political agenda nor a manifesto. Is India really developing??

    If its so why my modem hears the engaged song of my phone, why is it taking me ages to get a broadband connection, why are those ponds growing on my town road, why is my electricity uncle playing hide and seek with us. Why is the pan-chewing fat person over the office asking for a hundred Rs. for tea whenever I ask him to pass my bill. Why why why......
     
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    Aberforth The Internationalist

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    India is developing of course, like it has been for the last 55 years. :D
     
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    shakshy New Member

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    Surely India is developing but at the rate of a snail's racing
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    becuase ur living in india and dealing with indians ...
     
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    mail2and Walking, since 2004.

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    See, development is not something that occurs in a day. If you look at India from a pure economic point of view, then India is the 10th largest economy in the world in terms of GDP(dollar terms) and 4th largest in terms of GDP(PPP terms). Our banking sector and the secondary markets are very well regulated. However, because of the huge population, the general human development in the country suffers.

    But, if you look from the human development point of view, India is still a developing country. We rank 120th out of around 170 countries in terms of HDI(human developmental index).

    We must look at China as an example. Even Sri Lanka has a higher HDI than India. The problem for this is obvious: corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

    Only when we achieve High Human Development status, we will truly become a developed country.
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    I wouldn't call 8% p.a. a snail's pace.
     
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    ^its not all about the numbers...people's attitude has to change. it has to come from within us that we need to keep this place clean. and also govt must adopt the hire and fire policy...babus dont work but still get salary...india's in a big mess and i dont think we'll ever get out of it. we'll keep getting deeper and deeper into problems. the biggest problem i think we're facing now is vote bank politics....
     
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    mail2and Walking, since 2004.

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    Doesn't my point about corrupt governance and bureaucracy cover this. People's attitude changes only when a govt. is serious about the implementation of rules. If a fine on spreading litter is strictly imposed and defaulters are severely fined, I can guarantee that people will stop littering. However, as I and you said, it's about governance and bureaucracy.

    True development will only be achieved when the farmer becomes the king, again. It's all about bringing another green revolution, and ensuring that the wrong policies of the 70s and 80s are not repeated again.

    I feel broadband and all the crap can wait. It's not necessary. We can survive without downloading porn, illegal movies, pirated operating systems and linux distros. I'd much rather have 256 kbps in a small village, than 2 mbps in a big city. The focus should be on the farmer, and not the middle class urban teen who wants to download stuff.

    I also think that cotton cultivation should be severely restricted in India. Because of the subsidies that the US gives to it's large agri-industry, int'l cotton prices have not risen in a decade. However, the input cost has increased. Prime example is Maharashtra. The cost of production of cotton is way more than the MSP(minimum support price) that the govt. can afford to offer. That is why, the cultivation of such crops should be severely limited, as they will lead to nothing but losses and more farmer suicides.

    I'll type more tomorrow morning.
     
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    Welocme to the club of a Billion people who ask this same question sub-consciously or consciously everyday.

    Ponds are growing on your TOWN road?...than you are lucky man, I live in CITY(Mumbai the economic hub of India...oh yeah it is also called "MAHA"nagar) but I've got ponds, craters & what not growing, not just on my CITY roads but also on flyovers...can you beat that?... having a huge pot hole on a flyover on a certain highway called Western "EXPRESS HIGHWAY"???

    So the answer to your question is a resounding YES, YES, YES...we are developing more pot holes, MORE corruption, MORE riots, MORE killings in the name of religion, MORE noise pollution, MORE deseases, MORE govt postal & electricity employees visiting us at all festivals to ask for MORE "donations", MORE downtime from my vsnl broadband...WOW mate we ARE DEVELOPING....Yeh dil mange MORE!!!
     
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    want to make india developed? develop your self and India will be developed :)
     
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    faraaz Evil Genius

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    Developing != Developed...

    So there you go...

    When people call India a Developed country, you won't have all that sh!t...

    But then again, wake up and smell the...uh...cow doings on the road mate!! This is India, not Europe! That stuff is never gonna go away...you just have to work around it...
     
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    Economy is developing but not the people.
     
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    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

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    caleb you didnt even bother to read Andy's reply above yours.

    To add to Andy's reply, I'd add some more .. If India is really developing why is that we are not able to see those changes (positive changes mind you) ..? The problem is people' thinking is self centered. If a flyover is being built, people wont appreciate the building .. they'll curse the roadjam caused cauz of construction work ..
    Definition of development is relative to a person ... If you are compugeek, you'll want "development" in broadband, pricing , infrastructure et al .. You wont even notice a new hospital opened for public ..

    My senior tells me that you new people are like man in a hurry .. You want everything fast .. You dont appreciate small changes .. I guess this applies to all of our generation ..

    @Andy : Comparing India to China isnt justified .. China is a communist country where people comes after development ..

    anyways ..
     
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    The only reason reason for present condition is corrupt politicians.
    We must appreciate the small changes and must contribute for the good of society. We cant simply say that "He isnt doing it, then why should I?"
    We have to join hands with govt to make India the best country in the world
     
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    shakshy New Member

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    Surely we can't say positive development on ^^^those cases. But that's the real picture of India.
    If we are compugeeks it doesn't meant that we want development only on this field (broadband) as you ( it_waznt_me) said. Broadband won't work unless there's telephone line, electricity, and the ISP itself. So it is not likely that there would be a real development if only a particular field growns while others remain undeveloped as it has happened in India. Only the economy has grown which has gone to the pockets of the corporates and we the people are left to suffer.
    ^^LoL say 256 kbps. Think man its the town I am living where the local fone exchangewala dosn't know what is broadband, I wud be much happier if I get even 64 kbps.
     
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    Divide the GDP by the population and you get the per capita GDP which shows the real position of India. GDP is used by ruling party as a propagada to show development. Human Development Index which takes into count the finer points of development gives a grimer picture of India, at 148th rank.

    We have developed as far as protecting the powerful, politicians' interest is concerned. We also have a legislature (Parliament) with lawmakers composed of serious criminals and goons. Now when the court wants to help, they stand in arms and make a hue and cry over an 'over active' judiciary. And then we blame the judicial system?
     
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    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    India is developing ! ! ! ........ LOL .......


    changing from above part ::::::


    POLITICIANS r developing\changing \"ed = fastcars + property + MILLIONS OF MONEY + many more ..............


    rest INDIA is SAME ! ! ! = religious FIGHTS \ KILLINGS etc .........


    & if u say FLYOVERS, its the only easy way 2 FILL everybodies POCKETS (ie low 2 high level GOVT ppl) with THE GREEN STUFF ........... & they (flyovers) do require repair work every 4-6 months .........
     
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    127th rank as per the Human Development Report, 2005; UNDP. I mentioned the population problem, didn't I?

    If you would've read the rest of my post, I mentioned HDI, too.

    HDI depends upon factors like education, literacy, health, and not just material well-being of a person. That's why, Kerala has a high HDI comparable to developing nations like China, when the per capita income of Kerala is lower than some of the backward states in the country. It's called the 'Kerala model of development'.
     
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    well india is developing as posted by andy but indians are not developing as posted by shakshy

    its more to do with the attitude of people which certainly wont change over night and once this attitude changes india will attain development at a rate double than now in a time half tht it took to achieve the development it has
     
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    But, China is ranked at the 80th place in terms of HDI. It is expected to join the 'High Human Development' club in 20 years time.

    We've got a party(CPI), sharing the power, with such double standards that their crap just can't be accepted. They oppose every development policy, they oppose SEZs. They oppose the nuclear deal. Yet, in the state in which they rule, they forcibly evict farmers for the Tata SEZ?

    But, in terms of 'freedom', yes we are much better than China. I can say anything about the country, the PM, the govt, the ruling party in India. I wouldn't fancy doing that in China.

    Some one mentioned about the conflict of religions. I'd request that person to visit USA/UK/France. Those are developed countries and yet ppl in those countries are at conflict because of religion, race, colour etc.

    I feel a lot of ppl in India are too cynical. Bat is correct when he gave the example of the fly over. It's perhaps the trend: Cool hippies find everything wrong about India.

    I hate the political class, too; but I don't hate the people. The people of our country, given a chance, can do anything.
     
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    Kerala has low Per Capita Income:confused:
    I dont believe it:D
    From what i know per capita income is Rs 21,853

    It is in the top 7 of the country in terms of per capita income.

    @mail2and- Which backward states were you refering to?
     
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