Friday, June 03, 2005

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.

1 comment:

internet business said...

You gave me an interesting idea. Thx.

Steve @
http://www.lifeincome.org