India can't be China

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    India cannot be China, nor should it try.

    Each country has its own forms of Govt, its own culture, its own history. And this plays a role in the mindset, ethos and approach

    It is also silly to give this argument that 'we' are simply not 'mature enough' to be a democracy, and are too driven by ancient psychological drives that lead to irrational behaviour that holds back 'progress'.

    What is 'mature' and how much mature we have to be, to be mature?

    The writer raises a good point. If 21 social networking sites for carrying material that promotes 'enmity between classes' and offends 'religious sentiment', then why one is yet to hear of a move to prosecute political parties for not only choosing candidates solely on the basis of their religious, ethnic and caste affiliations, but also highlighting and promoting them?

    The history of bans and censorship in India is the history of producing the smug belief that Indian culture is brimful of the most wonderful virtues. It is in the nature of social media to reflect social reality, some of it not pretty to watch.

    What say you?
     
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    As a foreigner, my opinion is that democracy is the only way that all indian groups can work together.
     
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    Indeed you are right.

    Clamming up diverse opinion just to ensure that none speaks against the Indian Govt in power is ridiculous.

    The fact is that because there are people who can see through the shenanigans of the Govt and take them to Court, it enough to tell the Govt that they are the servants of the people and not the Sultans of Delhi!
     
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    No, what I mean is that there is no other factor can hold india together. In history, india doesn't have a thousands years lasted nothern nomadism threat or a yearly disaster like flood/drought.



    And these servant just do nothing except calim their pay cheques.
     
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    Rahul M Regular Member

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    the very premise of the article is dubious.
    really ? how come our enlightened commentator doesn't provide any examples. perhaps they are far too few isolated instance to merit a serious monograph on the issue.

    this article is a typical example of intellectual masterbation, set up a fancy straw horse and then demolish it with lots of pomp and ceremony.
    well neither did china. forget 1000 years, most chinese kingdoms didn't survive a full century and were much smaller in size than corresponding Indian kingdoms as well.

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    in the modern world, nothing but an agreement among the population to live with each other (aka democracy) can provide longevity, not force. PRC would discover that too.
     
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