Tuesday, October 2, 2012

~~Behind the Mask~~

     "Economic Reform" is the recent mask wore by UPA as a part of their political game to deviate the attention of people from making sense of the economic deterioration. If you look behind the mask, the face of UPA is still dirty. I perceive that these political chameleons coin the irrelevant initiatives which are not at all synonymous to what they actually mean and in fact, they are trying to mobilize the contemporary Indian economy from worse to worst phase ever. After numerous agitations and controversies, this sarcastic mask of useless reforms comprises some senseless naive policies like intrusion of FDI in multi-brand retail, LPG cap limit and diesel price hike. Though these policies seem like elegant measures of the Government if you see from a bird eye view, intensely, they all need exhaustive implementation which is ultimately the impossible expectation from their side. Then what is the need in introducing these so called reforms? I am completely clueless why the person who is solely responsible for the economic freedom of the country is today keen on these baseless reforms!

     "FDI" which could apparently be tagged as "Firewall Destructive Infusion" of the huge Indian Retail fortress. Yes, hopefully it would demolish the Indian retail firewall if the policy is introduced with no strict legal regulations. But, we could ponder about this contentious issue in two complementary angles. 
     Positive contemplation is that we could get huge capital investments entering into our economic cloud which could enhance the fund flow in the national financial hierarchy and would result in the slight increase in GDP and thereby slight fall in inflation rate. Boom in retail sector would create many naive jobs throughout the business line and also the consumers would enjoy quality products with compressed pricing. 
     Negative contemplation leads to the drastic decline of middle level retail sectors like Kirana stores which in turn would result in joblessness. Ambiguity would be consistent in the survival of the farmers in the offing due to foreign intervention in the supply chain.

     From the complete study of the functionality of FDI driven retail sector in various Asian countries like China, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines etc, we could conclude that the probability of holistic lucre is far better in latter case (discarding FDI) than the former one. In case of approving the latter one, many legal restrictions should be strictly incorporated which is quite impossible with our current spineless bureaucracy. Statistically, for every 1500 jobs created by foreign giants like Wallmart, there would be a loss of 4000 jobs in the middle level which sounds completely superfluous. Coming to quality of products, we could place our hope on the current competitive Indian retail behemoths like future group, Reliance, Aditya Birla Group who would bring down the pricing scale of products nominally with better quality.  Besides, mark my words that the huge capital via this gateway of FDI would take a new corruptive avatar in the near future which would probably triumph all those renowned Forbes, 2G, commonwealth and Coalgate scams of the century. So, no matter who opposes the policy, UPA would welcome it with red carpet bothering no diatribe.

     Apropos the consistent fluctuation on crude oil prices on the global floor, Indian Government has made it a habitual practice of dumping all the subsidies to their bigger figures so as to make the hikes on fuel prices as periodical customs. Aam Aadhmi get used with this "persistent overloading & dumping" and he has learnt to least  bother the hikes and cornered to adapt to conservative life.  This new cap limit in LPG is again a hard hit on his rear head to alarm him that UPA is still ruling his country. 

     The stringent objective behind the Government policies is to magnify the gap between the upper and the lower middle class which would engender serious discriminatory consequences in the offing. So, no point in incorporating this diesel hike and LPG cap policies which would again kindle agitation among the people which would diminish in due course. On the other hand,   only modicum monetary generation would be possible out of these pointless initiatives. 

     If you contemplate from productive angle, these policies stand nowhere in the profitable accomplishment. But still, UPA is cornered to wear this mask to safeguard their baseless Rajneethi with resultant partitions which would end up in nothing. Even the shuffling of their allies make the party bit more complex. Seemingly, they are moving out of their tactic track of political game in garnering their vote banks. That doesn't make the NDA as the better replacement for UPA folks at any cost. End of the day, people are the bees to be eaten!

     Eventually, I wanna state that these reforms are undoubtedly welfare measures for the country's economic paralysis, provided implemented by considering the future consequences which is hardly possible! Anyways, it is already late. Pan is on heat! Let us lit the candle of hope as usual!  

Again, I would like to rephrase what I used to feel, "It is high time for Revolution!". 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Quest of Young India!

Just now finished reading the recent novel by one of the renowned best selling authors Mr. CB! (Chetan Bhagat) Yep, the book was "What young India Wants?". From the prior list of books of this fictitious writer, we could anticipate tons of renditions from the title of the book he has tagged. 

"May be the Young India is quite interested in Gadgets, Cricket, Bollywood, Boozing, chaps or gorgeous ladies, Play station or stuffs like that! So, what we should do to incorporate deviation in the contemporary track of youth to make them productive!" 

This was my anticipation before flipping the first page. Usually, I never used to look at the back cover of CB's book where he used to depict the glimpse of the theme which would dilute my interest in reading further. But, my forethought was completely wrong which I have realized while flipping the first few pages itself. 

     Introspectively, he has attached a letter prior beginning the novel by describing his life story via various impediments from the sediments of our country so as to justify himself for penning this book. From his intense promotional letter, I got to know that this novel would completely disappoint those CB freaks who would anticipate fictions in it. But still, I flipped with the hope that it would be informative throughout. And, yes, it was! More than expected! 

     CB has intricately discussed about three major criteria of the country namely, Our Society, Politics and the Youth of today. His perspectives might not be wholly agreed by everyone including me but the propensity towards all the issues he has depicted was intense and resourceful. 

     He has portrayed many hindrances in our society from all the roots of our tradition to the ongoing issues and their severe resultants in the offing. Also, he has depicted about the political disorders of the country and predicted their effects in deteriorating our national growth in all means. 

     To fix all those vivid issues, India has the greatest potential being young. Yep, the median age of Indian population is 25 and almost 70% of the population is below 35 years of age. CB says, that we need to make use of this phase of generation change to find the solutions for all the social and political paralyses. We should inculcate the youth crowd starting from the re-framing of entire education system in the country which is sick for the past few decades. Reservation system should be precisely defined which has been functioning in the senseless scope all these years. He has also suggested his own ideas to solve certain sensible national issues like FDI, Kashmir dispute etc., which seem quite efficient enough to implement. 

     In a broader view, he wants India which is statistically young to kindle a revolution in the country to burn out all the existing and imminent perturbations to grow at a faster pace in the global stage. Though his objectives of the book are quintessential for the current national scenario, his narration seems to be quite vague and he partially lacks the motivating energy to the readers. But still, it is worth of reading and would has possibilities to wake up the young crowd since most of his readers are youths. 

     Final fictional story was quite impressive enough to fortify his perspectives and suggestions to the countrymen. Way to go CB! Please pen your fictions with motives and messages inscribed in your imminent write ups. It would really matter a lot to your young fan crowd. 

     According to me, "Change is something which would never happen in India" is a kind of long standing superstitious thought which could be eliminated from the minds of whammy people of the country by a social cause called "Revolution".  Hence, this book is indeed the best counsel for the quest of Young India. It would at least make the sluggish youths to think for a while amid their tons of useless commitments. Hoping for the revolution soon in our motherland which is what the young India really wants!  

FYI - Though I am not a die hard fan of CB, he is one who inspires me a lot not only in writing but also in multiple walks of life. His speech at Symbiosis still remains as the mantra of my life. Despite various comments and opinions of critics on him, I personally believe, he is deserved to be where he is today! Love you man :)