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  •  Diversity and Democracy (1+ / 0-)
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    Vladislaw

    These are myths for some and reality for some. Depends on who you talk to you may get a different picture. On one hand you have the Gen-x and Gen-Y adopting more advanced thinking and then on the other hand you have the Hindu Taliban that would like to take the law into their own hands and the Indian government does not even lift a finger to tackle this menace. The response comes from the very women who were harassed by these Taliban. That was one hilarious story. So the diversity IMHO and Democracy is Myth. India has had the same family ruling the country since independence for pretty much the entire time since then. Do you really think a common man there has any chance of success in the political arena without having any connections? The myth of diversity is also glaringly displayed in every community when in a mega-polis like Mumbai there are certain apartments that can only be purchased if you belong to a certain sect or caste and it is perfectly legal to do so in India. So there goes your diversity me me. I'm glad that the Indians are making progress in space technology but this is all to create the facade or rather to put on a show for the international community under the garb of Diversity and democracy. Even today abject poverty is not given the urgent attention required by the Indian government as the only need for the Politicos is to ensure that they do a little bit for the poor populace and then make sure they get their votes. Once they have that they will never visit the same populace till the next election cycle. By and large the poor have realized that to get anywhere they need to come out of this rut themselves and a conscious movement towards education was seen amongst the urban poor. The rural poor still are quite a few decades behind the curve. I recommend that people should visit the country and then make their opinions. Sorry for the rant.

    I'd rather have liberty with NO security, than security with no liberty..

    by Denversk on Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 04:16:26 PM PST

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    •  I have visited the country (2+ / 0-)
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      Vladislaw, Subo03

      atleast 10 times and stayed there for a couple of months every time.
      My grandparents live there.

      Wake me up...we won..

      by soms on Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 04:40:56 PM PST

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    •  Do you prefer China? Indonesia? (2+ / 0-)
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      Denversk, Vladislaw

      Anyway, I do find this amusing, but also sad and representative of what you describe:

      Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women

      India’s religious right has been taking a public relations beating this past week. The newly formed Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women (which, by the way, is the greatest name for a group since the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice) has organized the Pink Chaddis Campaign to oppose the Sri Ram Sena’s despicable actions last month and their impending Valentine’s Day protests:

      "Seeing our planet as a whole, enables one to see our planet as a whole" - Tad Daley

      by Bill White on Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 05:20:48 PM PST

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      •  China? Indonesia? (0+ / 0-)

        Well Democracy and Diversity are definitely a myth in these countries. I wanted to link to that article but was in a hurry to get home from work. Thank you for letting me vent.

        I'd rather have liberty with NO security, than security with no liberty..

        by Denversk on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 03:09:58 PM PST

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