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Jayaprakash Narayan
It is now or never. If we siege the moment, we will do our ancestors proud. If we fail now, 21st century will be lost for us. #India
Can we set aside petty politics & personal greed at least for a generation? Can we do things which are so obvious to help our youth?
Our history & heritage, our need to end poverty & create prosperity; global stability & growth- all demand India stepping up and succeeding.
The USA and the world want us to succeed. Only US, China, India and Russia together can meet global challenges & keep the world safe.
Infrastructure, skills, investments, jobs should be our mantras; not lust for power and plunder of the nation.
Millions of engineers & educated youth are ready to work if we create jobs and give them skills. They cannot wait forever.
Now we are at 3.2%, and we need to reach at least 17-20% by 2050 to end poverty and give full employment.
Our share of world GDP used to be 20 to 25% through most of the history. It was 7% in 1900, fell to 2% in 1950, and bottomed at 1% in 1991
India has the best opportunity to occupy the space vacated by China. This is our best chance to reclaim lost ground.
China is losing 4 million working age group a year as population is aging and their wage rates are rising: giving space for India.
We are adding 20 million youth into the job market every year. At least 10 million new jobs should be created in manufacturing #MakeInIndia
Divisions must pave way to desire for collective success, private greed must yield to public good. #ProudIndian #IndiaAtMars
Lust for power should give way to quest for excellence. #IndiaAtMars #ProudIndian
We need unity of purpose and relentless pursuit of what matters to make all Indians realize their potential. #MOM inspires us all. #India
This success reminds us again of our huge potential waiting to be tapped. Why can't we build infrastructure & ensure growth and education?
That India - after US, Russia & European Union - is only the fourth successful space power in achieving this is a source of pride. @isro
All taxes should go into one bucket and the aggregates bucket should flow out to various expenditure.
There is no substitute to increase system of accountability. All surcharges and CESS is a bad idea.
Indirect taxes help encourage or discourage consumption. Taxation is much too serious. To think we can reinvent the wheel will be a disaster
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Our insularity & taboos hurt India for centuries. We must learn from the past. Our unrelenting focus shd be on jobs, production & incomes.
Cow slaughter is prohibited in most of India. Sheep, goat & chicken are mostly eaten in India. Export is mostly buffalo meat.
Trading and specialized production on the basis of comparative advantage are the essence of modern economy & prosperity. We need more trade.
Our food habits are our business. Veg diet is good for health too. But if others eat meat, let us sell our meat & make money. That is trade.
Our meat consumption is low, as we are largely vegetarian. So we export 1.7 m tons of meat & earn $ 4b a year. We export our surplus.
India has world's largest buffalo population. Most of it is unproductive & slaughtered at 14-15 years age. Worldwide it is 4 years.
Ms Maneka Gandhi is no doubt an animal lover. But as a cabinet minister, her duty is to India first. She cannot bring personal biases.
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Imagining India - Education Policy Watch the hangout live 8PM Post your questions here :
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This week, I'm pleased to announce @ashwinmahesh will join me in a Google hangout for an interaction with all of you on Education.
We need to focus on political reform because we don't have a platform that enables most Indians to pursue happiness. No more, & no less
When society is well-oiled & harmonious, when politics provides platform for our pursuit of happiness, wise people pursue happiness.
Until rule of law & ethics are internalized in all public institutions, our democracy & freedom are vastly incomplete.
Police reform is much more than DGP's selection & tenure. It is building institutions & practices to promote a culture of rule of law.
Not only CBI, all crime investigation must be made autonomous, accountable, meritocratic, professional & reliable. Ie: Real police reform.
CBI's conduct in SEBI case & Parakh case exposes its limitations, mediocrity & worse still, ethical failure. We need a lot more from CBI.
CVC collegium failed in selection process. Real meritocracy & reward for integrity & professionalism shd be embedded in selection process.
CBI's crisis of credibility shows that we need real reform, not cosmetic change. Autonomy, accountability, & ethics shd go together.
When society is well-oiled & harmonious, when politics provides platform for our pursuit of happiness, wise people pursue happiness.
True power is about creating a just & harmonious society promoting opportunity & happiness. Power for power's sake is a sign of insecurity.
New India cannot be built with unbridled lust for power & power without principle or purpose. Politics cannot be a means of domination.
Politics is about competition of ideas & bringing the best into governance. Mindless lust for office & private gain destroy free society.
AAP too shd eschew cheap populism & anarchy. Personal ethics are not enough; respect for institutions and rational economics are vital.
2014 election verdict is about growth, opportunity and change. Politics as usual & power as an end will nullify that verdict.
GoI shd dissolve Delhi Assembly & order fresh election. For a few crumbs of office Modi govt's credibility shd not be undermined.