Saturday, August 27, 2005

Think Big

27th MARCH: Yesterday I saw Vivek Paul's interview on walk the talk hosted by Shekhar Gupta on NDTV 24/7(which by the way i think is a gr8 channel). One point he made about India was that Indian's are content with small things.
Like Indians are satisfied with a7-8 % growth, but the point shekhar gupta made was that who has put a limit on this why just 7-8 % why not more.We just don't dream big enough. Like once upon the time when the silk route trade was flourishing India and china contributed to 25 and 33 % of world trade respectively while today china is confident that one day it will achieve that sattus again where as India will be happy to contribute upto 0.5% of world trade in the next few years.
Geo politic strength in today's world is achieved by economic might. To get our economy going zipping the government has to improve the pathetic infastructure present today manifold. Compare India's economic capital Mumbai with Shangai and you know what I am talking about. Mumbai is the most crowded place in the world, I think. Whenever I visit the city I wonder why does anyone bother to live in such a city.