Thursday, October 20, 2011

India on its own

Political discourse in the country has intensified in the wake of the Hazare hurricane. But the international situation is so dismal that the earlier habit of finding safety in Western theory appears shaky. Although, nothing outstanding has been written by Indians by way of political theory, the story of the last sixty years has many lessons to offer.

Fortunately, our leaders have been wise enough in avoiding extreme ideological avenues. A pragmatic approach with periodical course correction has served us well. Democracy, though constrained by dynasty and feudal tendency, has survived and matured.

With an advantageous geographical location, free trade can work wonders for the country. Tourism potential too remains almost untapped. The Judeo-Vedic legacy of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo also has much to offer in the field of Philosophy, Religion, & Cosmology. [TNM55]

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