The intrinsic strength of India and its people cannot be subjugated to the whims of fleeting individual patrons
Indias greatness and spirit was never conquered despite the long extended colonial rule. The fact that we achieved our independence entirely by an innovative socio political positioning of the Satyagraha, alone is the final proof, if at all required, of our tradition, history and culture having remained intact despite and in spite of equally rich cultures traversing our lands.
This historic fact should put beyond any reasonable debate the latter day philosophy of the aggressor occupier Vs the victim that is being played out by of our democratic Rajas. Indians imbibed the best of these cultures, seamlessly assimilating the virtues and filtering out the viruses that plague any society.
Nationalism was never a reason or basis for cultivating hatred, while being totally non negotiable in matters of governance. But we are today posed with a theocratic approach to any aspect including science, sociology and educative processes in our administrative fabric. Nationalism has assumed a character of divisive force defined by nonexistent, imaginative historical narrative.
But even Inspite of our shared regional traditions with our neighboring countries, geo political forces have ensured we define and treat them as permanent historical foes, including any differing cultural practices within our country. the basis of labeling citizens as outsiders and aliens The nation is actually a combination of over 100 languages and equally divergent cultural and traditions spanning ,.
Our claim of inventing the concept of zero, symbolizes the space for free contrarian values however distanced from ones own view. European history is replete with thinkers ending up on the stakes of fire. Innovation stems from a society where freedom of thought is held in almost revered sanctity. Can we claim India of today as a heaven of free expression of the absurdly different thoughts?
We are closer to the logic of marauders of the helpless and innocent, of power only to secure for ourselves a deeper state that ensures the survival of the kings and his clan.
The knowledge and wisdom of our people can be trampled, but not owned by force other than love and humanism. The blood that was shed on an eventful prayer meeting cried out = Hey Ram with the dying breath. The pangs of pain and humiliation of the Indian people will resonate that dying ethos of eternal divine love for all despite the scourge of hate mongers.
Innovation does not birth from the greed of kings and emperors or dictators. Though they may profess to men for the sake of power and prestige. History repeatedly retells that selfless souls have given ageless benefits and happiness to mankind.
Rulers may claim Aadhar as its brain child. The genesis lies with the corridors of ordinary men in IT that conceptualized and finally rolled it out, any deficiency being limitations as imposed by a ruling class worried of its losing its identity and privileges. It is the fastest growing country in terms of Internet usage, with over 700 million users and the number projected to rise to 974 million by 2025. The JAM trinity (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, Mobile) trinity has 404 million Jan Dhan bank accounts with 1.2 billion Aadhaar and 1.2 billion mobile subscribers. There is a potential to add over $957 billion to India’s GDP by 2035 with artificial intelligence (AI), according to a recent report by Accenture.
Post Covid India will begin the march towards the goal of economic dominance, ever so slowly as it did on the heights of Ladakh.