Skip to main content

The world is flat and India rocks

Thomas Friedman's new book, The World is Flat, is already at the top of NYT best selling non-fiction list! From The Indian Express:
Indeed, there is a huge famine breaking out all over India today, an incredible hunger. But it is not for food. It is a hunger for opportunity that has been pent up like volcanic lava under four decades of socialism, and it’s now just bursting out with India’s young generation.
Reading the article this morning, I wondered where will this hunger eventually lead to. We are a nation of young people with more and more entering the so called productive age group, and that too, at time when the rest of the world is greying. One cant deny that all this is creating more and more opportunities for the people, but the hard reality remains: the opportunity seekers outnumber the opportunities available by factors in digits not single, giving rise to levels of competition unprecedented, stressing out the very generation that is expected to propel itself and India to pinnacle.

"This incredible hunger is for opportunity to realize our dreams!" Unfortunately, we dont know how to dream, rather, I'd say we all have forgotten how to dream. All we *dream* of is just being what the person across the road is. For a vast chunk of the Indian population, this hunger is nothing more than about survival, a hunger that is nothing new to them.

Comments

You gave me an interesting idea. Thx.

Steve @
http://www.lifeincome.org

Popular posts from this blog

Startups for a stronger Resume?

When the whole web is abuzz with keywords such as Ajax, Web 2.0, Meebo and all, there is some uncertainity about how this new Internet Bubble will shape up.

Mike at Techdirt writes that some of these new startups may be only to actually stand out for the crowd and act as a strong resume.

While the complaint is that so many of these companies are built to flip rather than to be sustainable businesses, some are noticing that this process is really just a better way for some to stand out and get a job. You build a company quickly and cheaply that gets some attention, and a bigger company comes along to scoop up your company, giving you a nice "signing bonus." In effect, the purpose of these companies is to act as a strong resume to stand out from the crowd.
Technorati Tags:

Pottermania

I'll have to admit that the nature of Pottermania is beyond my comprehension capabilities! As more and more fans of all ages and countries immerse themselves in Harry’s adventures, adding fuel to the belief that Pottermania is inescapable, I am purely and simply baffled by its ability to appeal to all ages.

Bored by the inactivity prevailing in this muggle world, I began to read the first one of the series and immediately concluded that reading beyond the tenth leaf was something impossible. Undeterred, I watched the first movie. I Hated it. But with the evil-wizard becoming apple of more and more eyes with every passing moment, around the world, it could only have been something wrong with me and so I watched the second movie. And then it became so easy to establish that I loathed the Potter Kid!

Just a passing thought - "Would it be a bad idea for a Potter special appearance in Oliver Twist? The poor kid could do with some wizardry."

Gmail Chat Disabled

The fact that it happened does not surprise me but that it took so long for our network administrators to figure it out does.

And if you are wondering how do you disable Gmail's chat features on your network, you only need locking DNS lookups to chatenabled.mail.google.com, by returning 127.0.0.1.