Saturday, August 14, 2010

Poverty, diseases, and illiteracy

One day when I was ten years-I suddenly got out of my otherwise normal calm mind and asked my aunt-a very devoted woman “If India is so rich and great with her Vedas, Upanishads, Gita-and with the numerous sadhus , monks, yogis and devotees sacrificing so much for the sake of God-why is this country suffering from poverty, diseases and illiteracy? Why are we lagging behind the West?]

Debabrata Ghosh passed away in June 2009; the questions that bothered him when he was young, however, are still alive. A firm resolve for sensible political action alone can give us the necessary handle. [TNM]   

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