Must Watch India's Gift to Humanity

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    Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

    [video]http://www.ted.com/talks/bunker_roy.html[/video]

    Just see this video to understand the huge resource that is lying untapped!
     
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    Bunker Roy is from Doon School
     
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    Aruna Roy the RTI activist is his wife!

    For Christ's sake someone keep commenting to keep this thread alive for others to realise that India is not a dead country only concerned abouit GDP that can feed neither man or beast!
     
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    I got goose bumps seeing the video. Made me feel very proud.
     
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    my sense is, when jairam ramesh was talking about sustainability and when he was making a comparison between US, india and china and the latter two trying to follow the first and better the first, which he was doing in a critical manner, he might have all such methods in mind.

    indeed fabulous stuff, you've made the most illiterate do what people who have specifically studied and are trained to do that not even attempting to do. chaps from other fields of engineering ending up in IT industry, or pursuing MBA, and here are people who are not even supposed to understand any of it, but delivering par excellence, and its quite a compliment when Bunker Roy says, they are half germans in precision.

    and aga khan architecture award for people who have never been to school, let alone an architecture school, one cant have words for appreciation for that sort of work.

    what it most importantly shows and as put forth by mr Bunker Roy, the solutions are there, dont force it on them. try figuring out those solutions, and implement those, and not some which come from WB or from a babu sitting in some cushy room.
     
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    How about India exporting this concept wholesale to the impoverished parts of the world.

    Will that help India's image and acceptability in the rest of the world?
     
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    US foreign aid seems, somehow, to go no further than the ruling classes or dictators in those impoverished countries. Any other concept must be a better idea.
     
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    I have never doubted the ability of Indians.

    This should be shown to all those "elitist and snobbish" who think they know better and belittle India at every opportunity.
     
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    Actually Bunker Roy was a part of the elite and snobs! :)

    Though he was a small town boy!
     
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    This activity also indicates that even though people may have very privileged backgrounds, it does not mean that they are totally devoid of the feel for rustic India!
     
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    Thats some idea!
     
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    This thread deserves a bump!
     

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