What’s Your Opinion?


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nikki on July 25, 2010 at 2:57 am

    My dear…go for it as you should always follow your dreams. But be prepared it’s a heck of a rough and rocky road!


  2. Posted by Sharad on July 26, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Positive politics in India-not possible atleast in the next 50 years

    I dont mean to discourage you but I strongly believe that it is not possible atleast in the next 50 years unless the old blood is purged from the system and the new blood flows in who are not influenced by the old blood.


  3. Posted by Krishnan on July 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I think politics in India is positive, in patches.

    Politicians are a reflection of the society.

    To improve it even further, other institutions have to work properly as well – press, police, judges etc.

    Short of most of those institutions working properly, positive politics will remain patchy, as it currently is.


  4. Posted by Veda on July 27, 2010 at 11:05 am

    i believe in u.U have the capability.U always mean ur words.
    Good luck


  5. Posted by Sharmila on July 28, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I believe in your capabilites. But i always have apprehension on how positive politics is possible in India. Politicans are not air dropped from other planet. They are one among us. Corrpution, bribing in our blood ….Look at our rituals and practices…we even bribe god ….Oh god…..bless me with good job…i offer my first salary!……..bless with a son….i give you a goldern cradle!!………… and it is totally accepted. Our rituals and traditions are not formed by any outside but us, which reflects our mind. Most of us are not corrput yet….because we dont hold a plump position…..i see corruption even in private organisation in small/big way…..



  6. Posted by Srini on July 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Aren’t politicians just a reflection of the society? The state of Indian politics is also the state of Indians as a whole. To change that would mean to change the whole society. If most Indians develop higher ethics, conscience, and live and let live attitude, politicians could and would be held for the same standards. I’ve seen some bright spots (that’ve faded pretty quickly) in Indian politics, which I think is because the people aren’t “there” yet.

    You have a tough road ahead, but it is a noble cause that you’re undertaking. I do hope you start by changing people’s hearts and minds and making them socially responsible. That’s the greatest service you can do to the country. I wish you all the best.


  7. Way to go Shanthala. I completely agree with you!

    Non-profit will not solve India’s problems but may help you sleep peacefully. Direct politics is the need of the hour – that is where the bottleneck is.

    Politicans are reflection of the society. So are the ethical folks. And you and me. The current incentives in the Indian electoral system are such that it disproportionately favours the corrupt and goons. This will not change unless educated/policy competent/ethical folks become more responsible citizens, stop passing the buck and take charge themselves.

    This is not trivial ofcourse. But it is definitely not impossible. The fears and scepticism is over-rated. It is good to think of this as a second freedom struggle. Indians have political freedom. It is time to win economic freedom now.


  8. Posted by Anoop on August 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I liked your blogs. As I read the comments and came upon the question “Do you believe in Positive Politics in India?”, I was left wondering …

    1. Are you asking me if a political system of the type we see in the US or Western Europe is possible in India?
    2. Are you asking if Indian govt’s representative politicians can collectively take actions that improve the overall wellbeing (GDP, Healthcare, edu, freedoms…. ) at a fast enough pace?
    3. Are you trying to ask a rhetorical question to inspire people to elect people who espouse some of the “ideals” that they believe in (and assume that you have the same “ideals”, and therefore support/ vote for you)?

    If the intention was #3, I will pass. If it was 1 or 2, there is a lot of discussion possible. In any case, may be you can clarify what you mean by “positive politics in India” in your next blog.


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