Monday, October 17, 2005

India a Superpower?

I sometimes wonder if we Indians really want our country to be a developed one. Your spontaneous reaction was probably along the lines of "Yes, of course!". But how do you think this change (to a developed India) would affect your life? One pretty glaring aspect to me is that there wouldn't be as many households as there are today that employ maids and servants. At least for the middle-class families, the concept of maids would be a thing of the past. Are you ready to lose these comforts that one usually takes for granted?

P.S: I somehow dont feel I've processed this thought completely, but am letting it loose nevertheless.

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Anonymous Anupadmaja said...

Ummm ... does every super power have to be a replica of the US. What if India became a super power and still had maids and servants and all the sweet (parts of) life it currently has?

Or i totally did not get what eV said :)

October 18, 2005 2:10 AM  
Anonymous Aadisht Khanna said...

Depends da. One of the reasons we need maids and servants is that houses are built with designs that take advantage of them (carpets to be dusted, cement floors to be swept, etc).

October 18, 2005 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With due respect to Mexico,

For every super power there is a mexico. So we can always bring in people from other countries.

On a serious note,with the way things are, "India: A Super Power" is a shadow that all of us are running towards. I dont see that happening in the next 50 years. China a super power by 2015 is a goal (dunno if it is realistic).

More educated people have to involve actively in social reforms ( That will give a smile in EV's face and a sign of anger in ER's face) if we have to move in that direction.

-Prabhu

October 19, 2005 6:08 AM  

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