Why has India not progressed as much as China?
Subhash Chandra Sawhney, former Senior Manager (Management Services) at Scooters India Ltd., (1973-1992)
Updated Jun 16
Just have a look at the following two pictures – one of a railway station of a second tier city of India and another of a second tier city of China.
Sight of an Indian Railway Station
Sight of a Chinese Railway Station
While travelling by a bullet train in China we don’t even notice when the train may have stopped at a station or may have picked up speed again, how long shall it take us to have such a luxury here in our country? Is it not time we got over to live more gracefully in our country than we have been living all through, so far?
Just think, what may be ailing India?
Why there is so much of opposition in our country to have even a single bullet train track in our country while almost a hundred bullet trains run side by side in China as shown in the above image?
It is time to retrospect and do something to set the country on the right track that may help us to get out of the smog that surrounds us.
What is bogging us down?
Why have we been left that far behind the rest of the world except in the field of launching satellites?
Here are some of the reasons.
DEMOCRATIC SET UP
Way back during my childhood one of our family friends had shared his mind with me in the following words, “Anybody who wishes to please everyone would end up pleasing none - whosoever.”
We have lived up with democracy for about seventy years by now in our country, which is long enough of time to ponder over the pros and cons of democracy by looking back how it has benefitted us or how it has hurt us on our back.
In democracy, we aim to accommodate all sorts of communities and all sorts of cultures in our social fabric – to name a few, for instance, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jains and Budhists.