Saturday, July 03, 2010

India's International prestige

Mani Shankar Aiyar has an interesting article in the OUTLOOK on India's current economic policies.

our value system has become so distorted that we link our international prestige to providing a 10-day Commonwealth Games whose chief characteristic is hiding beggars from public gaze so that foreign dignitaries will perhaps be fooled into believing that India has no beggars. This distortion of values is proved by Suresh Kalmadi getting Rs 1,600 crore for the games while the victims of Bhopal have now been given a supplementary amount of 1,500 crore. The games, for which the perfectly good roads of Lutyens’ Delhi are being paved all over again, get Rs 100 crore more.

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