Day before yesterday when the budget was being announced, all the Jhollawalahs and Poverty barons went up in arms in TV and print media and unilaterally declared it as a budget of the crony capitalists.They cannot fathom industrial development and market reforms because it will destroy their poverty exploitation business. Why also blame these people,even my family members were upset because service tax increased from 12% to 14% which means you will have to pay 15 rupees on 1000 Rs purchase but while totally ignoring the social security,old age pension and insurance schemes As a growing up kid i wondered why has India remained so poor for so long, but later as i traveled extensively i realized India is poor simply because we love being poor.That is the logical explanation behind why just about every country has progressed minus the holy exception of ours.When someone does something good they are booted out as it happened with Narasima Rao and Atal Bihari Vajpayee governments,so i wound't be surprised if the current government would meet a similar drubbing in 2019. The state in India that i come from just like most of BIMAROU has nothing,no healthcare,no education,no sanitation,no infrastructure and and basically no 21st century amenities but still then people are against any kind of industrial development, so much so that investments and industrial projects worth 12 billion $ which could have created huge jobs and infrastructure were scrapped destituting teeming millions of graduates and youths. India with socio economic and human development index worse than failed states and with an annual revenue lower than that of tiny countries like Switzerland is not just a poor but a dirt poor country.It's shameful and indigestible that our country is not just far behind countries like Brazil and China but also behind the likes of Iraq & Syria.Yet we want to maintain this shameful status quo. What we don't realize is that we are not just compromising with our financial stability but with our security tour neighbor China is a 10 trillion $ industrial juggernaut with a cash surplus of 4 trillion $ and a revenue of 2.2 trillion $.With that kind of financial strength they can seriously harm us. More importantly what people don't realize is that we are dangerously running out of time,we missed one after another brilliant opportunities like that came after the 2nd world war and in the 70's and 80's.We won't be lucky in future as with the advent of technologies like 3D printers dependence on cheap labour force for manufacturing would decline rapidly.If India fails to avail this final opportunity then no force in the world can save our country. And what more should give nightmares is the fact that agriculture's share in India's GDP is declining rapidly but not the work force.Today 60% of population is in the industry which contributes to less than 14% to GDP.So if atleast half of these people are not shifted to Industries in the next decade then one should be prepared for a calamity. And those Indians in IT sector and crony socialists should realize that after conquering manufacturing China has set it's sight on IT and Services.With the kind of resources and infrastructure they have it's only a matter of time before they beat us in that field too. We already have lost the BPO to Philippines,we are facing serious challenge in textile sector from Bangladesh.With Africa,South East Asia and other developing countries massively revamping their infrastructure and rapidly improving their living standards,we run the risk of losing almost everything.If India does not seriously introspect and acts on an urgent basis then in the words of Author and columnist Tavleen Singh "India would stay poor forever". What do you have to say ?