"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the
person nearest you."
Why Politicians and ministers
always talk about Pakistan everyday?
am a avid reader and follower of the happenings in Indian
politics. I diligently read the websites that carry daily
Indian news and also the weeklyís. If you have ever
noticed, mentioning Pakistan has become a rule for all
politicians. I take a step back and look at the things
happening in the last six months. When the politicians dont
have anything to talk about, when their constituency is in
drought, when there is communal violence, when there is
negative growth or when there is rabid arson and looting
every day, they always say "Pakistan is creating this
problem and that scene" I wonder how much these people
actually know about these problems. We all know AND agree
that Pakistan is a troublesome neighbor.
that the job of the armed forces to keep them out? Why
politicize an issue like Pakistan? Lets look at the facts.
India * First in IT exports * worlds largest food exporter
in many items * GDP of 6% and climbing * A secular and free
Now lets look
at Pakistan * IT, what is IT for them? I do know quite a
number of absolutely brilliant Pakistani engineers and they
are my very good friends, but as a country they are not a
match to us in that arena *food, well the only export that
comes from them might be wheat * GDP is a joke in Pakistan
*Democracy is more like Demo Crazy there with a Dictator
elected government trying to cover itself in lies and
Now, WHY are
we comparing ourselves with this country? Do we compare
ourselves with other under-developed countries like Ethiopia
or Sudan? They too have the same kind of status as Pakistan!
How many of us compare ourselves with our friends who got
lesser marks than us in our exams and felt happy about it.
And if we did, how did it help us grow? Anytime our Defense
Minister talks, its about Pakistan.
standing army is more than 1/6 th of their population. If
they launch a nuclear attack on us, maybe one part of India
will be gone. If we retaliate, there will be Afghanistan and
then India with no Pakistan in the middle. I think its high
time we quit trying to measure up to a failure of a country
and start measuring ourselves to the big guy, China. Say
what you may, but the discipline and the dedication of the
Chinese are something that you and I have to admire.
democracy doesnít mean that we can act in every
irresponsible way and get away with it just like being a
Communist country doesnít mean that even the slightest
fault should be severly punished. So where do we start?
Exports, of course. I am from Tamil Nadu and I have heard
that our sarees are as inventors of the saree, its a joke to
see people from the western world buy a Thailand made or
Taiwan made saree. Let the state government form society
clubs that compete with each other and sell it in the open
market without any duties. That is just an example of what
we can do to improve exports.
then defense. We should NOT care about Pakistan's minor
irritations. Its like a little mosquito humming around your
ear. You know that you can squash the mosquito any time and
so you dont want to spend five hours of your working day to
hunt a mosquito at home.
Let us focus
on OUR growth rather than others impotence. Let us focus on
improving our systems than laughing at other peopleís
failures. I hope this message gets to every Indian
politician someday and I hope they realize that once upon a
time, they too were ordinary people just like you and me.
And someday they will have to step out of the limelight to
be back among us. I hope they understand that their deeds
will reflect the way they are welcomed back. Forget
Pakistan, letís focus on ourselves and set high goals to
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