By K.G. Palan By | 14 January, 2020 07:08PM I’m not sure how you can argue against the ‘It Get Better’ message, especially when you consider that it’s been a pillar of Indian society for almost a century.
But is it still worth sticking to?
I think so.
I think this time it’s an issue that’s going to get a lot more attention.
There are many who would say it’s too late to turn back the clock on India’s cultural and social decline, and in fact, we have already seen the trend taking off.
But that’s not what’s happening here.
As a nation we have an opportunity to build a culture of empowerment.
In this country, in India, there are many of us who are living through a culture-wide crisis.
We are losing a lot of people who are very hardworking, dedicated, committed and proud.
They are the backbone of our economy and our nation.
This is not the time to turn a blind eye to these issues.
There is a chance to reverse these trends and the solution is not to sit on the sidelines.
What you need to do is to take an active role in creating a new Indian culture.
This means taking care of your own well-being.
We have an important role to play in creating this new culture.
What I want to say is that the Indian culture needs to evolve and change as well.
The new Indian cultural model needs to be shaped by a healthy dose of self-reflection, empathy, compassion and love.
It’s time to embrace this new cultural shift and let the next generation of Indians know that the past is no longer relevant.
In India, our history is a key to understanding our future.
It is not about whether we are in power or whether we have it all.
Our future is defined by the choices we make today and by the people we make tomorrow.
The future of the Indian family is one of respect, equity, justice and equality for all people.
There needs to not be any caste or community politics in Indian society.
This needs to become our core value and the very foundation of our politics.
India has the largest number of people of any nation in the world, yet it is also the least developed country in terms of income distribution and socio-economic growth.
I believe that India can change.
I want us to realise that it is possible to make this shift.
I know this is not easy but I believe it is within our power.
I hope we will get it right.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has spoken about this in many of his recent speeches.
The message of ‘Make in India’ has resonated with a lot people.
It has helped change minds, and I think it has made a difference.
I’ve been speaking to people from across India and the country has started to come around to the idea that we can create a new India and create a culture that respects all.
This change can be done by creating a healthy sense of belonging, respect and love in our society.
We can change the way we work and we can change our culture.
But to do this, we need to think beyond our immediate concerns.
What we need are the lessons we learned from the past.
We need to make sure that we’re looking to the future, not only for the present.
We also need to look at what happened to the people who did not make it.
That means we need a new generation of leaders who can help us take on the task of changing India.
The way forward I would say is to start from the beginning.
The last 15 years have been the worst of the last 100 years.
There has been a massive shift in the economy, the economy has grown at a very slow pace, wages have stagnated and the middle class has become a shrinking segment of society.
People are working longer hours, they are spending more money, they have more choices.
These are all good things but the problem is that most of these are coming from the top.
The government has done a very good job in creating the middle classes.
But the problem lies with the top half of the society.
When we look at the top 5% of the population, we see that they earn more than the bottom 10%.
So when the top 10% of people have seen their share of income grow, they feel the pressure to grow their share.
That pressure is pushing them to spend more and to invest more.
So when that pressure grows, they look for ways to grow even further.
The result of all of this is a huge inequality.
It leads to people living in poverty and when they are forced to work, they find themselves in debt.
In many cases, this is the only source of income that they have.
They find themselves struggling to survive.