Challenges and Handicaps Hampering a Superpower in Progress

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India is recognized as a strong regional power and potential superpower, the nation has great many advantages such as a strong and stable Democracy which is the largest in the world. India also enjoys a harmonious diplomatic relationship with the rest of the world and has a large pool of young and energetic youth which it can count on manpower and towards a stable economic platform.

However as with old saying “No body is perfect” India too has its own sets of challenges and some considerable handicaps which are sure to hamper growth and progress. This article is about some of the issues and challenges faced by the potential superpower.

Let’s divide the issues by sectors and try to cover a few in this article:

  1. Politics
  2. Bureaucracy
  3. Education
  4. Economy

These are just a few but these 4 sectors are the fore most important parts and each carry an Indigenous torch that can either result in razing or rising the nation.

1. Politics:

                In the largest Democratic nation, democracy makes no good for the People as voting system is wasted by the People (most) and for the politicians, democracy is giving money to the people before election and earning it back after elected.

“It’s Poly-Tricks rather than politics as People blame the leaders and leaders blame one another.”

There are more Parties than Policies here and more Problems than police could handle. Nowhere else on the planet one can see so many parties one or more for each and every religion, caste (already Millions and still counting + Sub-castes), Races (same as previous), Languages, States, Regions and many more which opposes one or more of the above mentioned classifications. In short there are more party votes than public votes in the ballot boxes.

“These parties based on diversities are the reason why religions, castes and race based trouble or to the least animosities are almost omnipresent in India and its these parties who are sole responsible for these differences as Indians are generally secular and the nation is mostly highly praised for its secularism.”

Corruption is always the first word in any Indian’s mouth if you ask them about the slow progress but it is undoubtedly true that politics that divide and rule the people and laziness of citizens when it comes to voting are the most important issue.

Corruption:

However Corruption can never be tolerated as it can bleed a healthy nation like a cancer kills from Inside. Although speaking about corruption and occasionally protesting about it when they have little other work in General we don’t even understand the real problem of Corruption.

When we hear that an X or Y politician has got 1000000s of money through corruption most of us think that this much money could be used for some good work and our though process against corruption mostly ends there. We forget that money lost can be earned and even millions of dollars mean nothing for a strong nation like India. However the drastic trail of destruction it leaves behind by enabling corrupt men to get their hands on public projects and placing incapable men at most important sectors like Educations is the real problem as it is the long term issue.

Sample Scenario:

                Imagine a Adulteration expert gets his hands on Medical and child Care sectors by bribing Corrupt politicians the consequences of adulteration in Medical or Child care sectors could be prove disastrous than money that is involved.

“So in Short Corrupt politicians and bureaucrats not only steel public money but also pave way for others to join in their feast in plundering the nation and plague its people in the long run.”

TO BE CONTINUED…!

Dawn of New Super power struggle India vs China

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Although it’s a bit early to decide, it appears that the new era of Super power struggle is getting shape in Asia. It seems inevitable as two nations with different ideologies, rivaling interests, different diplomatic choices and most importantly unresolved border issues are likely poised to become rivals rather than friends. But for the moments Democratic Republic of India and Communist China are rapidly developing powers in Asia. Despite the fact both India and China are both regional powers, Communist China is certainly much stronger on most terms except its diplomatic stances.

How they compare:

After taking sharp and steep peep into the matter one can tell that both India and China have lot more difference than similarity. On one side it’s India, a nation that is democratic by origin, Peaceful and soft minded by nature; while People’s Republic of China on the other hand started with a violent revolution that over through the ruling power and turned red along with USSR and embraced Communism. China is also known for its hard line militarism and aggressive use of force to get what it wanted. Korean War, Occupation (or conquest) of Tibet and Tiananmen Square Massacre are good examples for Chinese policy to use force to expand and control masses.

Indian and Chinese Economy:

Even in terms of economy India and China are completely different, While Indian economy is based on free market system and Information Technology, China specializes in manufacturing large quantities of cheap products that are sold around the globe with great success. While one must wonder about the quality of products that are “Made in China”, they are however selling in large quantities around the world returning tons of dollars into China. Oops the word dollar remains me something “China is the largest Creditor of USA”, this should give a clear view of Chinese Economy. Indian economy might look smaller for the time being vs Chinese, but India has its own strengths, Indians specialize in IT (Information Technology) or Software product development and related services, while China excels on computer Hardware, Indians are true masters in Software industry. Value and reputation for Indian Software Engineers are such high that once Bill Gates (Owner of Microsoft) said that he will switch his company to India if there was a ban for employing Indians in US companies.

Chinese might have taken the lead in Economic race, but Indians are not far behind.

Armed Forces of India vs China:

When it comes to Military Chinese are far ahead of Indians, having tested Nuclear weapons and Hydrogen bombs, Chinese are far ahead of Indians in almost every single military corners except Aircraft Carriers. India Currently operates 2 Aircraft Carriers and one more is under development. On the other hand Chinese have carriers under development but none at hand as of recent updates.  However Chinese armed forces or the People’s armed forces are second to none as China currently ranks NO: 1 as far as number of troops is concern. Despite India’s long standing reputation of being peaceful and Gandhian Ahimsa follower, India ranks No: 2 in armed Forces. Yet Chinese armed forces out number Indian armed forces by 2:1 ratio. But one good factor for India is their army is constantly tested and is mostly battle hardened, as they fought many battles against Pakistan over Kashmir and constantly in the front lines fighting Terrorists to its northern and eastern borders, making Indian troops considerable experience. More over India has little to fear Chinese aggression as neither side will be ready to risk an all out war for both are armed to tooth with Nuclear missiles and all major delivery methods. Recently India also tested its Cruise missile which has a range of more than five thousand (5000) Kilometers, which means it can hit most targets in China including Beijing. Of course China has such missiles long before but this new counter means both should look before they leap.

Diplomatic Policies of India and China:

As far as Diplomacy is concern India has far greater International relations, ranging from US, Russia to Israel, European nations, Japan and Australia. It’s a good start for India, but it has a serious drawback as it is almost surrounded by hostile powers, to the North West ever hostile Pakistan plagues India by constant Terrorism and Military threats, but yet Pakistan is more of nuisance than a serious threat. To east India has more than enough problems with Millions of Chinese soldiers, this stretches the already smaller Indian Army along 2 different fronts. On the other hand China too faces a two front war, as US and Western allies will surely hit hard if China tries anything as stupid as Invading India, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan (Republic of China) as America is bound by treaties to protect all but India in this list, but America cannot afford to lose a strong democratic partner in Asia.

India Vs China Conclusion:

To conclude China leads in almost every single theater but India is not far too behind, making this battle for Asia a serious and interesting one. One good thing is that both nations are careful not to get things too hot as they have much to lose than to gain by fighting a large scale war. Let’s wait and see for more and this blog will is almost dedicated for this epic upcoming Superpower Struggle between India vs China.  This article is just an introduction to upcoming posts in this category.

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Common Mistakes on Road

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Driving has become almost as challenging and deadly as some of the riskiest tasks around the globe, this is especially so in highly populated developing countries such as India. Despite fast growth in infrastructures including roads and over bridges, traffic is a serious factor and driving is always a risky and almost challenging task. This is due to some common mistakes and practices.

Some Common Mistakes on road:

  • Over Speed
  • Tailgating
  • Rushing through Traffic Signal
  • Cross Cuts and Four Corners
  • Late or failing to signal
  • Tight over take
  • Sights on Girls
  • Drink and Drive
  • Mobile Phones

Over Speed:

“Safety First and Speed Next” is almost a forgotten slogan. There is a limit for speeding; speeding is not a ticket to express your style and power. Remember you can always start a little early if you have to reach your destination faster; on the other hand there is always an excuse for being late than becoming late. Speed is not that bad but make sure the road is somewhat clear and free before switching to max. If your GF likes Speeding, you can always find an alternative GF but not an alternative life.

Tailgating:

This is another common issue on road, following another vehicle closely can be tricky and it’s better to avoid it. On road some vehicles don’t give way easily, but following them extremely closely can be deadly for it reduces the time needed to react to any emergency in an effectively. This can cause disasters and so it’s better to overtake slow moving vehicles when the road is open enough if not leave atleast 10 meters of gap between you and the next vehicle.

Rushing through Traffic Signal:

Also called by cops as rushing the red light, it’s common among youths and matures alike. Rushing fast to avoid red signal on road is very dangerous and can be deadly in times. Since most of your attention is placed on the signal while you rush, it could lead to crashes with side riders. It’s better to wait for a few mins for no red signal lasts more than a few minutes.

Cross Cuts and Four Corners:

Though this might look childish, turning during four corners and cross cuts is something that requires full attention and care. A slight mistake during a sharp turn could result in a dramatic turn of events in your life. Pay attention to either sides of road and ensure that you signal that you are turning (indication lights or hand signal) atleast before 10 meters of the cut.

Late or failing to signal:

This is another almost silly and stupid mistake, some people almost never use their indication lights or hand signal. This is almost the basic but yet alot of us fail to comply. On the other hand some people do use indication but far too late, just 2 or 3 seconds before they turn or cross the road, this is almost useless for people behind you need some time to react to your signal. The ideal time to signal your Indicator lights is to do so atleast 10 meters before your actual turn or crossing.

Tight over take:

Yet another bike-phobia and is common among youths and college dudes, it’s simply driving in “S” pattern on the road, overtaking too closely and circling among other vehicles and over taking each and every single vehicles and driving in a so called “S” Pattern to keep them self ahead of others and speeding overwhelmingly. There is no need to explain the risks, you may be the best driver out there, but other are probably not and their mistake could be as deadliest to you as it is to them. So avoid Tight Over takes and concentrate your style and passion for riding on tracks and or somewhere else off the road.

Sights on Girls:

Once again dudes are to blame, Chilling on chicks is cool but it’s not the rule out there. Come on dudes, we have alot of time for chicks, and road is not the right place for that. It’s cool to be a dude but it’s important to be alive. So “sights-straight on road”, and sights on chicks are better dealt later

Drink and Drive:

Well what should I say here?? “Drinking is your real right, but on road it’s not right” drink at home or catch a bus if you are drunk. It’s not just your life that will be at line, your family and loved ones will suffer along with your unfortunate victim on road. Take care and care little about yourself before drinking for it will be too late once you are drunk.

Mobile Phones:

It may be your Boss or GF; let them wait for a few moments. Better silence your mobile before your ever get in to driving, nothing is that urgent and most of it can surely wait a few moments. But if it is extremely urgent or important then park your vehicle off road, attend the call and then you can continue your ride. Remember no talking during riding, even avoid talking with your friends in back or front seat during driving for it could distract you from road.

There is always a track or a few off road limits where you can prove yourself as a ruggedly cool rider, road is not the right place for that.

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