Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Journey till 2K14...

The previous year saw upheavals, failures, pains, turmoil’s and these, I accepted as challenges; Challenges, which strengthened me from within. It increased my belief in my goal and fortified my commitment towards them.  2013 was an amazing year where I learnt, observed, started and finished lots of things.

Last year, I went for the hopefully-not-the-last Indian Grand Prix, attended amazing Music shows and Plays, and saw loads of amazing  movies and made some awesome friends. Along with this I learnt some amazing new songs on my Piano and had a great time creating and becoming the Founder/CEO of Photoshop Tutor (An instructional Video Channel on YouTube). I had great fun studying too.

2013 also saw some great tech products and car launches. Apple launched it's most awaited iPhone 5S. (Catch my YouTube review here.) 

2013 was also my gap year. It saw some deep introspection and caused stir in my grey cells; they were forced to move and finally got into action after a long hibernation. I reflected on my actions, corrected my wrongs and changed my course of action to do the right thing. And finally ended the year on a positive note with a good SAT II score.

 I wish all my readers a Happy New Year and hope that you have a great 2K14.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Why India doesn’t need the Congress?

India is one of the developing nations in the world. It has the second largest population and is the seventh largest country by area. Speculations are twenty to fifty years from now, India would be a superpower; its streets would be free from poverty, and her economy surpassing that of China and the USA. Her name would resonate with technological advancement, urbanization, development and prosperity. That is the India we are looking at in the future.
India needs forward thinkers like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi, who not only understand situations at hand but also have a vision for the future to lead India to its glorious and bright prospect. Corruption is rampant in India and many other countries in the world. Corruption exists in democracies as old as 200 years and relatively new ones as young as 60. Not only in democracies but also in communist countries. We as the people have to accept the fact that till the human brain has greed and lust for more, corruption will exist. This although does not mean it cannot be checked. A correct system of checks and balances will ensure that corruption is at its minima. Comparing India to the USA is not cogent, American democracy is over 200 years old; it has tried, tested and learnt from its mistakes. India is still young, prone to making faults, but she has to learn from them and correct herself. We have seen for nine long years at how the United Progressive Alliance has lead India. It is time for us to bring change and give other political parties a chance to prove themselves.

Atal Bihari Vajapayee was the prime minister from 1999 to 2004. His government began the establishment of special export processing zones, Information Technology and Industrial Parks across the country to bolster industrial production and exports. In its third term (1999–2004), his government launched the National Highway Development Project, with the first phase being the Golden Quadrilateral. In 2003, the government launched the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Honouring of Non-Resident Indians) and initiated plans to establish an Overseas citizenship of India to enable NRIs to invest and do business freely in India. His government also expanded efforts to encourage foreign investment, especially from Europe and the United States.

The Golden Quadrilateral, 5,846 km road connecting major cities in India was a vision to improve the state of National Highways in India. It was completed this tear and a team from Hyderabad circumnavigated it in 79 hours and 29  minutes travelling at an average speed of roughly 70 km/hr, which is quite impressive considering the roads we see in India.

The UPA during its tenure also brought in schemes and projects which helped India to develop further. NREGA, Food Security Act, continuation of Sarva Shiaksha Abhiyaan were some of the popular programmes by UPA. But we should also not forget about the Adarsh Scam, Bofors Scam, Coalgate and the DLF tie-up with Mr. Vadra.

The development of our motherland should be our primary concern while voting for the next prime minister of our nation. Times have changed and so should we. Long gone are the days when Congress was the only political Party we could vote for.

Jai Hind!

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