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Reduce taxes on high-employment sectors. Give tax breaks for companies that move headquarters to smaller cities. Do anything to take skills and jobs to the interiors.
Fix the primary schools. They have to teach well. Half our schoolkids cant read properly. The cities need extensions with very low-cost housing solutions, with good water, electricity and transport infrastructure.
That is the only way the urban poor can live a life of dignity. Give them dignity. They didnt vote for you in Delhi, remember? Win them back.
Be real. Have a worklife balance. Why cant the prime minister catch a movie sometimes? Or eat chaat in Delhi somewhere?
A humanized prime minister works better than a glorified one. No statues, please. School or statue? Hospital or statue? No need to explain further. No personal attacks on opponents, no matter how punchy the joke or the temptation to say it.
Again, run it past those critical advisers first. No hanging out with rich industrialists. Of course, you may need to officially. But it doesnt have to be a media event. Hang out with the billion people, not billionaires. Finally, all of the above comes down to the party listening and acting according to the wishes of the people.
If a father downloads his child toffees instead of books for school, it may make for a happy child. But does it make a good father? The strategies adopted by political parties tell you what matters to people, or answer the elusive questionhow exactly do Indians vote?
Certain moves announced by political parties, whether absurd, controversial or unethical, provide you immense insight into what works for the average voter. Even the most rational, modern-thinking politicians adopt primitive and regressive measures in trying to pander to the electorate.
They do this for one and only one purpose to win. In fact, victory becomes so important that they forget, or ignore, the long-term repercussions of their actions on our society and nation as a whole.
Whether it is taking in corrupt members only for the votes they can procure from their communities or announcing unrealistic freebies or quotas on the basis of caste or religion, politics becomes a circus at the time of elections. For a change, I am not blaming any of the politicians for such actions.
If we were in the same situation, perhaps we too would be left with no choice but to adopt similar measures. The problem is not with the politicians, who simply mirror and adapt to the environment.
The issue is with the Indian electorate, or us. The great Indian mind is filled with prejudice. Centuries of persecution and discriminationeven in the present dayon the one hand and a belief in the superiority of ones own kind on the other, have led to these prejudices.
These in turn have led to a haphazard democracymore cacophony than consensus. The ruckus that we often see in Parliament is nothing but a visualization of the average Indian mind, of chaos and confusion about who we really are. Even the most educated of us are prejudiced. One simple test of prejudice is this will you allow your siblings or children to marry outside your community or religion?
If your answer is no, then no matter how much you cheer for the Indian team, stand at attention for the national anthem or cheer the Indian flag, you are prejudiced.
And as long as most of us stay prejudiced, we will have the confused and mediocre leadership that we have right now. No matter how many fasts activists undertake or good policies economists suggest, if we dont get the concept of being Indian in our heads and treat that above anything else, we will remain a messed-up country.
Yes, Dalits were treated badly in the past, and some still suffer. Muslims were and some of them still arediscriminated against. However, things have improved. If you shed your prejudices, they will improve even faster. If there were no prejudices, there would be no need for political parties to play the caste card or to announce quotas within quotas. If we dont change, however, we are moving towards disaster. There will be lack of decision-making, inefficiency and a stalling of progress and growth in our country.
The young generation will find it even more difficult to get a good education and wellpaid jobs.
After all, if we choose our leader based only on the toffees he gives us, then we somewhat deserve our fate. However, not every Indian feels it is the number one priority. The question baffles the educated middle classes.
Why is a reasonable, universal and noble demand for an honest society so difficult to achieve in a democracy? And why is it that corrupt parties win elections time and time again? Frustrated, the educated middle class comes up with elitist theories like 90 per cent of Indians are stupid or most voters are dumb.
None of this is true. The Indian voter is rational. However, he is rational within his own framework.
It is important to grasp the demographics and social context of Indian voters. Sure, at one level everybody wants to remove corruption. Every Indian would like a clean society. For a lot of Indians, corruption doesnt determine their voting behaviour. Removing corruption is important to them. However, it is not as important as, say, a ones identity; b their safety; and c obtaining some instant gratification from politicians during voting time.
Clever politicians understand this. They work to deliver on these priorities and, in return, are allowed to be corrupt by the voters. This often occurs amongst the section of voters that has historically been oppressed or sees itself as a subjugated minority. Of course, this is an oversimplified generalization. The situation is changing.
For there are Muslim voters or lower-caste voters or low-income voters who want corruption removed more than anything else. However, a lot of Muslims also vote to feel safe hence they may avoid voting for the BJP. Many low-income voters would rather have bird-in-hand freebies at election time as later on the politician will forget them a completely rational view.
Similarly, many lower-caste voters may feel happy to see their communitys candidate in power, as it makes life seem a little fairer after generations of oppression. With such conflicting agendas, the issue of corruption gets clouded. Voting patterns do show corruption as a variable hence ministers step down. However, it is not the top influencer yet. Thus, a corrupt party can enjoy power as long as it keeps the oppressed classes happy and can play Robin Hood to them.
Every party knows this; thus, every party is corrupt, though to varying degrees. In some ways, the stickiness of corruption is the revenge of the oppressed. It is we, the educated, usually upper-class, upper-caste Hindus, who are empowered enough to have higher-order needs of an honest and fair society.
The oppressed wont let us have it just yet. They do want to remove corruption, but they also want certain injustices fixed and other scores settled. For this, they send agents to power who might loot the nation, but protect them and even share the booty through the occasional handout. It isnt fair to todays youth, who want a corruption-free India to maximize opportunities above anything else.
How to Vote
However, there were centuries of unfairness that the oppressed had to bear too. Will it ever change? It has to change because plunder and redistribution is a highly inefficient model for societal fairness. We are a poor country. There isnt much to plunder anyway. The solution lies in setting aside differences for a while.
The uppercaste, upper-class Hindus have to let go of their bigotry and prejudice. The oppressed have to let go of their justified but expensive urge for revenge and retribution. All over the world, the oppressed have only risen through self-empowermentlook at the Jews and the Parsis. Oppressed community voters are realizing that many of their current representatives have harmed the nation, filled their own pockets and done little for them.
We are not a nation of stupid voters. We are simply a nation where people want different things, and thats okay. However, removing corruption will require it to be made the number one priority for all Indians.
It is a secular issue, and removing it will be beneficial to all. When the roof of the house is leaky, you need to fix the roof first rather than fight family feuds. We do become one during cricket matches, and we did win the World Cup in If we can become one on this issue of fighting corruption, we will be able to win against it as well.
Game for it? Its time to stop blaming just our politicians for corruption and look within. Their first standard excuse is nothing malafide is proven yet.
The second classic excuse is look at what other parties have done. Therefore, a murderer can be spared, as long as he can find another murderer. It is important to understand why all political parties back their corrupt members, despite massive allegations and enough circumstantial evidence against such people.
The answer lies in the way Indians think. While it is easy to blame politicians, the fact remains that our politicians are not ethical because we arent ethical. A large number of politicians have lost track of the idea that every profession in this world has ethicsit may not be illegal to break them but still is definitely wrong. A doctor must treat his patient as soon as possible, it is assumed, under ethical medical practice. But if he delays treatment, it would be hard to prove it illegal. A teacher must try to teach her students well, though if she doesnt, it wont be illegal.
Society needs ethics as much as laws to function well. The simple, bitter truth is that the electorate just doesnt care much about financial impropriety. Sure, we bicker, moan and fuss about politicians looting us. However, it is not that high up in the hierarchy of wrongs a politician could commit. A moderate amount of corruption is almost expected and accepted.
It is only when graft is done in an obvious large-scale and arrogant manner that Indians get somewhat upsetand that too for a short period of time. Do it, but dont be so blatant and rub it in our faces, is what we seem to be telling them.
Tax evasion, dubious accounting and shady friendships are almost seen as natural behaviour for an Indian businessman. We dont see them as crimes. We treat them on a par with, say, eating four plates of desserta bit greedy, but understandable.
Until we, as a society, really feel that graft, unethical behaviour and nepotism are huge problems, and start to truly care about all of them, politicians will not change. Take, for instance, a hypothetical situation. Say, a prominent politician went into a temple with his shoes on, with a bottle of alcohol and kicked the idols. What would happen? Of course, there would be huge societal outrage. In our value system, we hold our religious shrines extremely dear. Such a person would never be allowed to remain party president.
In all probability, the persons political career would end overnight. But this value system does not apply when we see shady businesses being conducted, state coffers being looted or politicians placing self-interest above national interest. Even abuse of power is something we only talk about in public. Deep down, we are complicit. We may want political leaders to not abuse power, but do so ourselves. Just take one example, the status of domestic help in India.
How do Indians treat their domestic help? Why dont we ever talk about a minimum wage for them? Or perhaps a compulsory day off every week?
When we ourselves have no qualms abusing our power, it is difficult to attack others for doing so. We, the Indian society, need to reflect on who we have become.
Organizations like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS , which claim to care for Indias glory, should be fixing this by propagating good values in society.
And parties which claim removal of corruption as their topmost agenda, like the Aam Aadmi Party AAP , should also send out the message that it is a lack of values within us, and not just a few bad guys at the top, that has turned India corrupt.
More than anything, we ourselves must change, and see the sense in doing so. A society without values cannot survive or function, let alone progress. When this realization dawns on a larger section of society, politicians will change. Right now, they dont, because they think you, the voter, doesnt care.
That you will see Gadkaris punishment as a slight to the RSS, or to the community or caste he belongs to. Similarly, no Congressman will stand up for what is right in Vadras case, as the Congress voter cares for the Gandhi family more than for right or wrong.
We live in shameless times. When long-overdue self-reflection and shame strike us, India will be ready for change.
How To Sell Yourself
We have seen many exposs on corrupt leaders in the past few years; it is time we did an expos on ourselves. The Kings in Our Minds Kings and colonizers left our country nearly seven decades ago. It is time they left our minds. This vital suburban highway connects various important points of the city, including the airport.
I, like several others on the road, had a flight to catch. On a normal day, it would have taken ten minutes to the terminal. However, that day, the traffic had not moved for over half an hour. The jam wasnt due to road construction or a vehicle mishap. Instead, a few cops had intentionally stopped the traffic.
VIP movement, is all a cop told me when I asked. Some of us begged the cops to let us pass, lest we miss our flight. The cops shooed us away. The stranded crowd smirked at us, as if saying how stupid of us to even try. I saw the faces of people waiting on their bikes, in cars, buses and autorickshaws. The long jam meant literally thousands of people waiting to move behind us.
People were late for work, business meetings, doctors appointments, social visits and college.
Yet, while everyone was uncomfortable, nobody seemed agitated either. After all, this was a part of Indian life. A neta passes, the world around has to stop. I made frantic calls to the airline staff and managed to get a boarding pass printed. When traffic finally cleared, I was lucky to make it to the flight.
The airline, aware of the jam, had delayed the plane somewhat. It would now delay other flights elsewhere in India. Despite this, many passengers couldnt make it. These people spent considerable time, effort and money to rebook themselves to their destinations.
I had a speaking engagement in my destination city. If I had missed this flight, the function would have had to be cancelled. Meanwhile, I assume the neta arrived in Mumbai, had people salute him, lift his bags and shut his car doors. He would have zipped off on the highway, on his way to cut a ribbon somewhere or for a meeting; probably important but not terribly urgent either.
If the road had not been cleared for him, he would have still reached his destination, perhaps ten minutes later and with a more realistic picture of the roads and traffic in Mumbai. However, to ensure his comfort, thousands waited for an hour, airlines upset schedules and at least one event planner in the country had a panic attack. Who was this VIP? He was a member of Parliament, a minister. He was neither the king of India nor the colonial ruler of our country. We dont have those anymore.
The person was an elected representative, someone people had chosen to do a job. Sure, to handle a ministry of a large country is not a small job.
He does deserve respect for it. However, does respect mean subservience? If someone has a powerful job, does that mean we accept any form of power abuse from him or her? Do we think it is okay for a busy city to stop just because some elected leader needs a smooth ride to his or her meeting? If we do, arent we at some level accepting, and even becoming accomplices in, the subjugation?
Of course, some would argue: what other option do we have? Creating a ruckus on the jammed road would only create more havoc. A public protest could turn into a moblike situation, which isnt the solution either.
The answer to power abuse is not anarchy. According to Bhagat- Indian youngsters live under pressure-cooker conditions to succeed. Entrance to top universities often requires ninety percent- plus averages and most children have after-school tutoring to attain such marks. His writing subjects include parental academic pressure along with pre-marital sex, drinking and other topics taboo in socially conservative India.
Following are some themes which are reflected in the fictions of Chetan Bhagat. Love, Sex and Marriage Throughout his novels Chetan Bhagat has given emphasis on the treatment of of love, sex and marriage as theme. Love, as it is an instinctual feeling the young generation feels the vibrations of it every now and then, but the way they propose it and the carrying out love have definitely changed.
The Girl In Room 105
As we see in his fictions, there are love proposals and rejections, but everything is taken quite healthily or say in a matter- of fact way. In India, where marriage is a sacrament, a man and a woman living together Confidential without getting married is a sin.
No other writer of the past, but Bhagat sanctified sex in his works. They watched the reluctance of the woman in it, whereas Bhagat has installed it in the willingness of the woman. They are equal to them in all respects. He is an advocate to the liberation and empowerment of women, but the pity is that he has equaled them only in doing the wrong things and taking wrong turns like Neha enjoying her loss of virginity and thanking her partner, which shows her hunger and want for sex.
He has even raised the issue of Inter caste Marriage in his works. Representation of Youth In the third chapter there will be the detailed study of the representation of youth in the novels of Chetan Bhagat.
Almost in every novel he has highlighted his deep concern about the youth today i. His novels give us a clear picture of his concern and the present paper is based on those issues 3 only. Throughout his novels he has tried to present the different problems that the youth is facing. Everyone is trying to get success in their struggle in love, business, employment, relations etc.
The youth presented in the fiction has hope and aspiration. They are optimistic. Because of these novels has mass appeal. He stresses the importance of redefining the social values.
He writes about India as an Indian. He writes about each aspect of India like its culture, its problems, and its language and depicts the life of young generation. According to Bhagat today's young India wants a good life, a good job and romance -- "meri naukri, meri chokri". Bhagat says;"The youth want to first fulfill their own needs and only after that are they willing to support a certain cause. Today's youth wants a good well-paying job 'naukri' and a nice girlfriend 'chokri' in a decent urban city.
I don't think there's anything wrong with that but what is important is to earn that living honestly, with integrity and excellence and without compromising the core values that build our Confidential society". The traditional Indian society is in a state of metamorphosis.
The old practices and customs have not given way to new and hence creates conflict in the life of the characters. Chetan Bhagat has written in his novels about love, sex and marriage. He has presented new generation women in his novels. All this happened in the modern culture that he very well spoke.
Best of Chetan Bhagat
His characters are social rebels and his female protagonists remind us of the Natural female instinct. The place of action of his novels is set in the hustle and bustle of Metropolitan Indian cities. With the growing urbanization and globalization, a number of opportunities have opened up all around.
Men and women are no more seen through the old spectacle which marksmen as superior and women as inferior. In this global atmosphere, so far belittled women are given their due place and respect.One Indian Girl. Give them dignity. For one, his role wasnt clear and hasnt legally been proven. So let us work on changing this mindset if we want a better India. Like Shakespeare, 4 he too deserves to be criticized for creating better heroines than heroes. And most probably they tried making Radhika and Aditi a brother on two more occasions — but their mother aborted twice because in both cases they would have gotten a third sister.
Confidential Bhagat is the first to admit that he is no Arundhati Roy, the Indian Booker Prize winning author and says he knows critics feel his books are shallow.
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