Gaurav Moghe Superb article, Mythili. The old generation women have no sense of 'self' or 'independence'. They view themselves nothing more than working class of their husbands. And unfortunately that culture still exists. Look at the daily soaps for example which are meant for the 'working class'. They portray a wife as something as a Goddess, meaning even if she is hit hard by her husband or if she is insulted by her mother-in-law, she will choose to stay silent for sake of her family's peace!
Gaurav Moghe Hello Susan. :) I completely agree with your point..and just about a year ago i felt the importance of a woman. My mother was out for 3 days and within a day i was in chaos..not knowing how to manage food, not knowing how to deal with the day w/o my mother. Until she was with us, we didnt feel her importance and just when she moved out for THREE DAYS it stuck to me that how precious she is to me and my family. I sincerely believe that women folk, when it comes to labor, top the charts and when it comes to importance, male counterparts take all the credits.
Gaurav Moghe hello Ed. i was about to write on this issue, and let me tell you i agree you over each of the points you discussed. "geopolitical realities of the 21st century" don't reflect in UNSC. France and UK should not be where they are and they should be replaced by India nd brazil/SA.
Gaurav Moghe and it's also difficult to maintain the economic growth, whatever the system you may have. in last 5 decades, no country managed to grow continuously for more than 3 decades. and China has already lived its 3 glorious decades.
Gaurav Moghe yes india has got many thngs in its favour such as growing young population, booming IT industry, strong democratic institution, increaing urban-middle class consumers etc. but again we are being too hopeful. corruption is intense at every level of bureaucracy, coalition govt is paralyzing parliamentary procedure, unfriendly opposition which is in no mood to allow further freeing of foreign markets. so, its difficult to say that india will grow at 8 or more % growth rate. but i don't think it can surpass china.
Gaurav Moghe and the courageous and continuous reforms that China took till 2000 are now drying up that too at such crunch time. this will definitely help other export dependent economies to compete with china, as they are improving and china is stagnant considering reforms.
Gaurav Moghe totally agree with you. china will continue to influence the world economy largely because of its $6trillion strong economy. and in this article i've tried to tell that the one who argues tht china will continue to grow is wrong.
Gaurav Moghe well, looking at the stats it looks quite impossible for china to escape the inevitable decline. one interesting fact is that after world war 2 no country managed to grow continuously for 3 decades, booms followed by recession was the order of the day and it continues to be so. and china is growing for last 25 years. so i strongly feel that the age of dragon is over.
Gaurav Moghe thanks, David. and yes, china is releasing incorrect data. i read an article few days back and it said that China, which claims that it is very less debted, on the contrary, is very highly debted. and it can really hurt the sentiments of investors.
Gaurav Moghe well, definitely. not just India or China but the whole emerging market club had kept environmental issues in the dark to prosper in last decade when almost every emerging market grew by 5.5% or more. and as now emerging markets are struggling with debt, deficits etc, the weakening climatic conditions may see a turnover.
Gaurav Moghe Hello, Susan. It's nice to be in contact with you again. Coming to your question i don't think US will jump in the internal issues of china for 2 reasons: 1) US-china economic relations will get hit but won't collapse, as i've said in the article that china has strong economy somewhere near $6trillion and so i don't think US, which is already indebted, will think of helping the pensioners. 2) political instability that is growing in china will resist US to take such steps. and i think US today is thinking of counter balancing china which is growing at a threatening level for last 10 years.
Gaurav Moghe Hey Sal! thanks for putting this piece. i'm a college student and Zakaria's words have inspired me to the brink. And the last paragraph is a sheer gem! amid severe competition of getting into best college, or dreams that you want to achieve you somehow forgot about your parents - i think anyone would agree that they deserve a hug everyday for their love, their caring, their efforts to see us achieving our goals.
Gaurav Moghe Hello Sameer! i started reading your piece presuming it would be about BRICS bank as a weapon to fight depreciation of currencies of brics, but i ended it with gaining amazing knowledge of an alternative measure that India can take to fight away the devils of CAD, depreciation of rupee and poor economic growth. Thank you.
Gaurav Moghe Hello Kevin! never underestimate the role cricket plays in building cultural ties b/w nations of subcontinent. however, you can overestimate. there was a bilateral series b/w the 2 before 2008, and let me tell you that was a phenomenal success. the cultural ties the 2 nations had tht time is unparallel. If Presidents watch match together in stadium, i don't think anyone would have kept cricket outside the list i mentioned. about free trade, i suppose everyone have their own opinions over it. i believe free trade reduces chance of war, example lay in indo-china relation. abt "earning" mics, my experience suggests people earn mics when they speak logical irrespective of being amiable or not.
Gaurav Moghe thanks, Nafy! totally agreed with you. military's role in foreign relations has damaged indo-pak relations sorely. Govt. has to step up and particularly the public to bring Pak into good relations with the world.
Gaurav Moghe a bilateral series had been in place before Mumbai attacks but since then there hasn't been any. and you're right. it is just great to see the hostile neighbors of south asia live in peace and harmony and as friendly neighbors in US, UK, Australia and every where else other than their home, south asia.
Gaurav Moghe Free trade agreement will soon be in place. Regular visits of external ministries is there, however nothing productive comes out of talk over issues regarding border and terrorism. A bilateral series had been in place before Mumbai attacks, but India will resist such idea for now given security of players (NOTE: sri Lankan team was welcomed by bullets of terrorist gr in 2010). so, yes the areas are implementable.
Gaurav Moghe Natasha, you did it again! every time you come with article which worth grand attention but remains, unfortunately and shamefully, in the dust (even i was unaware of agarwal's fast). thanks very much for bringing such critical issues into public. and while you have already touched on various issues - ranging from political scandals to corruption scams to society-in-transition - i just wonder: what next?