November 11, 2011

If we want a poverty-free India, every Indian politician must begin their career with a trip to China!

When I went to China a decade back, what I saw hit me very hard. I felt that if all of us in Delhi were to work 24x7 for 25 years, it would still be tough to convert Delhi into Beijing. That’s the China I was expecting to see when I went there again last month. What I saw instead was an extra 25 years of growth in the last 10 years!!! If ten years back, there were gigantic roads but less cars, this time the roads were filled with American cars; brands which American companies haven’t even cared to launch in India! If the last time I saw high-rise buildings, then this time I saw ten times more of them! If the last time I was amazed with Beijing, then this time I realized that we couldn’t even become Guangzhou if we worked 24x7 for the next 50 years. I believe that every Indian politician must have a visit to China as a mandatory part of his induction process into the Parliament (especially the Communists of India who have also so shamefully cheated their respective states year after year), so that they are firstly aware of how they and their predecessors have cheated this country and secondly to know where a country can reach in no time!

They say now that the Chinese economy has caught up with the American economy. In our book The Great Indian Dream, we had written ten years back about the same concept; and today I write that the Chinese economy has left the American economy far behind. Their products are so undervalued that no kind of calculation can show the real value of their humongous economy! And come to think of it, even a few decades back, China was seen with lot of scepticism owing to their political structure and a gargantuan population which was increasing by the day! But when we look at the nation today we realize that it took China just a few years’ time to give this huge population a purchasing power and lifestyle that even many in the West are deprived of and to create an unfathomable miracle! What China did and is doing now is beyond the imagination of many nations; they created this gigantic economy by systematically planning at every micro level – and most importantly, taking its citizen along this growth path! Today, an average Chinese living in Beijing, or Shanghai is almost as well off as an average American living in New York or an average British living in London! So what exactly did China do?
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8 comments:

subhash said...

good article and good to see the younger generations being aware of real, important issues. more power to the young man and his friends in making their dream a reality.

gaurav said...

A number of factors are responsible for poverty in the rural areas of India.

Brijesh Chaudhuri said...

China trip would be good for us because China is roll model developed country.

pramod singh kandasi said...

Definitely Indian politician must begin their career with a trip to China. Relationship between great benefit to our country and are also good........

preeti said...

The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffer.

simran said...

Our politician should go to china because it will be good economics relationship.

mohit said...

China is the most powerful country. Recently china economic very fast growing. Therefore Indian politician must go to china. It is so useful India. Therefore china India with the relationship of economic and Technology will be good. This will benefit India.....

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Great Article!

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