15 August–Independace Day

१५ ऑगस्ट म्हणजे काय?

आपल्या झोपडपट्टीच्या गल्लीसमोर भर रस्त्यात स्पीकरची बॅरिकेड उभी करून
त्यावर आज देशभक्तीची तर काही दिवसांनी गणपतीची तर कधी शिवाजी महाराजांची
गाणी मोठ्याने लावून आपण मित्रांबारोबर चकाट्या पीटण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

मांडववाले, बॅनरवाले आणि ब्लडबँकवाले यांना गोळा करून दुसऱ्याच्या रक्तावर
पुण्य कमावण्याचे सामाजिक कार्यकर्त्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

चालत्या बस मधून थुंकण्याचे, रस्त्याच्या उजव्या बाजूने जाऊन रस्ता जाम करण्याचे
कितीही शिकलो तरी गाडी चालवताना मोबाईल वापरण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

थोड्याश्या डीझेलच्या बचतीसाठी रस्त्याच्या उजव्या बाजूने जाऊन
निरपराध माणसांचे जीव घेण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

पाट्या वाचून सुद्धा बसच्या लोकलच्या दारात उभे राहून अपघाती मरण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

धोकादायक रसायन कंपनीचा परिसर, नदीच्या पुराची सीमा या सारख्या ठिकाणी
गरीबी आणि अंतर यांची सबब सांगून घर बांधण्याचे आणि
गॅसच्या धुरात किंवा  पुराच्या पाण्यात मरण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

आपण कितीही फुटकळ नोकरी करत असलो तरी कर्ज काढून शहराच्या
मध्यवस्तीत काही हजार लोकांना बोलावून जेवू घालण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

नवरदेवाला सजवून त्याच्या वरातीच्या निमित्ताने किंवा देवाला रस्त्यावर आणून
त्याच्या मिरवणूकीच्या, नवरात्रीच्या तोरण महोत्सवाच्या निमित्ताने
मागे शेकडो गाड्यांचे इंधन वेळ वाया घालवून
त्यांच्यापैकी कुणी थोडा जरी विरोध केला तर त्यांच्यावर
अर्वाच्य शिवीगाळ करण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

शिवाजी महाराज, बाबासाहेब यांना एकाच रंगात रंगवण्याचे आणि त्यांचा आपल्या
वर्तनात थोडाही अंश न दाखवण्याचे, त्यांच्याशिवाय आपल्या समाजात दुसरा
एकही नेता झाला नाही तरी लाज न वाटण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

आपली कोठेही शाखा नाही हे अभिमानाने सांगण्याचे,
दुपारी एक ते चार दुकान बंद ठेवणाऱ्या मराठी माणसाला हसण्याचे
आणि तसेच वागणाऱ्या युरोपिअन लोकांचे गोडवे गाण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

अल्पसंख्यांकांची बाजू ऐकताना बहुसंख्यांची वाट लावण्याचे, माणुसकीच्या नावाखाली
बेकायदा मतदारांवर कायद्याने चालणाऱ्या लोकांचे पैसे उधळण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

बऱ्याचश्या पैशांसाठी आपल्याच देशाच्या लोकांची मारण्याचे,
देशाच्या गौरवाकारिता भ्रष्टाचार करणारयाला अभय देण्याचे पण
त्याच देशाला पदक मिळण्याकरिता काहीही न करण्याचे  स्वातंत्र्य

माझ्या देशाची संस्कृती महान म्हणुन तिच्या महानतेच्या पुराव्यावर थुंकण्याचे,
जगात सगळीकडे लबाड्या करण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

आपल्याच देशाच्या पोलीसदलात एक महिला असून व्यवस्थेविरुद्ध लढा देण्याचे
पण त्याच देशात चोरांनाही राजे म्हणुन संरक्षण द्यावे लागण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

याच देशात कुठल्याही सन्मानाची अपेक्षा न करिता कुठेतरी जंगलात
आनंदवन निर्माण करण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य, दुसऱ्यांची जमीन सुपीक व्हावी म्हणुन
धरणात ज्यांची जमीन गेली त्यांच्या जागेकरिता लढण्याचे,
मोडक्या तोडक्या बंदुकांनी आणि फुसक्या जाकेटमधून
लढून अतिरेक्यांना पकडण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

देशाच्या सरहद्दीवर शिपायांच्या पराक्रमावर अधिकाऱ्यांनी पदके मिळवण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य आणि असे अधिकारी मिळाले तरी आपल्या मातृभूमीला स्वतंत्र ठेवण्याचे स्वातंत्र्य

जय हिंद

आज आनंदी आनंद झाला – Google Transliteration

मी आज खूप खुश आहे आणि याला कारण म्हणजे गुगलनी नवा टायपिंग चा फंडा विंडोज वर उपलब्ध करून दिला आहे. Transliteration च्या माध्यमातून आणि त्याला शब्दासंग्रहाची जोड देऊन आपण लिहीत असलेल्या नेहमीच्या रोमन लिपीतल्या मराठी शब्दाना आता देवनागरी लिपीची जोड मिळाली आहे. आता मला मराठी भाषेत लिहिणे खुपच सोपे झाले आहे मला खरेतर इन् स्क्रिप्ट कीबोर्ड येत होता आणि त्यावर माझा स्पीड पण चांगला आहे. पण रोज इंग्रजी मध्ये टाईप केल्याने त्यात फार काही वाढ होत नव्हती. माझी आहे तीच सवय कायम ठेऊन त्याला तंत्रज्ञानाची जोड देऊन गुगल ने मराठी आणि इतर आणखी काही भारतीय भाषा भगिनींना जागतिक नकाशावर आपला ठसा उमटवणे आणखी सोपे केले आहे.

मायक्रोसॉफ्ट असाच काही प्रयत्न अरेबिक भाषेकरिता करत आहे. आणि मला खात्री आहे की या शर्यतीत ते मागे राहणार नाहीत. स्पर्धा कायमच तुम्हाला काहीतरी नवीन आणि चांगले करण्यास भाग पाडते. आणि त्याचा फायदा जर जगाला होत असेल तर त्या बद्दल या अमेरिकी कंपन्याना धन्यवादच दिले पाहिजेत. आज या कंपन्यात हजारो भारतीय काम करत आहेत आणि त्यामुळेच आपली आणि आपल्या भाषांची दखल घेतली जात आहे. या साऱ्याचा फायदा आपल्या देशातील असंख्य लोकांना, ज्यांना इंग्रजी भाषा येत नाही किंवा जुजबी येते, अशांना संगणक साक्षर होण्याकरता नक्कीच होईल आणि या कारणाने भारताची प्रगती आणखी कैक पटीनी वेगात होईल असे मला ठामपणे वाटते.

आपणालाही जर माझ्याप्रमाणे मराठीत टाईप करायचे असेल तर गुगल च्या या पानावर जा. आणि हे सोफ्टवेअर डाउनलोड करण्याकरता या पानावर जा.

Zee Marathi – Kartiki Gaikwad wins and that was easy guess

Nothing beyond obvious. Kartiki wins the Saregamapa Little Champs and I never had doubt that she wont. This is democracy guys. My congratulations to Kartiki. She is a good singer and has great potential. This win will help her reach excellence. I had given some words of advise earlier and I am sure they have not gone well with some fans. Some people have also replied I don’t understand music and so on. One of the harsh realities of life are coming out with this competition. I was moved by the purity of  heart shown by these children and may God keep their hearts as pure as they are. That said still one has to be assertive in life and make judgments and give opinions. As much as we must respect the opinions of the people who made Kartiki win, I believe the opposite opinions should also get respect and the fair comments should be accepted without bias to go forward in life.

The old battle of casts seems to be engulfing us over the internet as well. As soon as the contest is over and news papers are making their pages open for comments, some real nasty comments are visible on the net already. See this link on eSakal giving news of Kartiki’s win. Some people have gone ahead and said that the losers (Is that the right word? No. Runner ups) did not get the trophy because of their surnames and the others have replied in the spirit of तुमचं ते प्रेम आणि आमचं ते लफडं? Now this kind of discussion is not going to lead us anywhere. It is going to bring back the issue of reservation back on the discussion boards of internet and it’s going to turn really ugly fight.

See the system we have here and the kind of arguments we hear. If you are from so called upper class and give comment about someone who is a little less performer but from so called lower class, then you are criticizing just because he/she is from lower cast. If you are from SCUC (so called upper class) and you promote the good performer from SCUC, you are still racists. There is a deductive conclusion drawn here.When you praise SCUC performer, the SCLC performer is bad hence you are racist. Now if you are from SCUC and you praise someone from SCLC, then the SCUC people think this guy is paid to promote. Where the fact could be both – you are trying to promote the candidate and say some good words to encourage OR you are really paid (not directly always… but may be instructed to do so by those who pay you) In today’s world most of the minds pick up the negative option. So whichever way you go you are killed.

Fortunately Zee Marathi has one advantage. The judges in Marathi give detailed comments compared to its Hindi counterpart. Also they don’t give 100% marks to everyone every time. They do grade the performers. My request would be to consider the total marks of each candidate in this show. Whatever anyone may call me, I still believe, Arya is best because of her versatility and Prathamesh second because he is reaching for excellence in his chosen path and has got best scores so far. I would rate Kartiki as third on merit. She definitely has great voice quality. It is clean and her throw is very powerful and the rustic feel is suitable for the songs she likes, but one must remember she was thrown out of the competition once because of poor marks as well as SMSes. The call back episode did the magic for her. Luck by chance? I am clearing all my doubts about Zee Marathi’s intention purely because of the fact that they announced equal scholarship for all these top five candidates.

That said the system for final results was itself faulty. Come what may it was going to chose the popular candidate. Correction… the candidate with most SMSes/ votes. That is the reason why I said it was predictable result. I tried my level best to promote the candidate who was not strong in that area at all. Arya always had some of the lowest scores in SMS/ votes. Consider this… All the judges were going to give marks to the champs out of say 100. So Arya’s gain did not mean anyone else’s loss. So when you compare the marks, the band in which these five champs would have fallen was going to be  narrow in any case. Whereas in the vote side, someone’s gain is other candidate’s loss. This is because it is based on the fact that the pie is limited. Total size of the pie was always going to be 100% and it was going to be eaten completely. So every vote popular candidate got made others go down faster. Now you know how India votes. Don’t you. Most of the SCUC people will vote few times at the most and they will feel that this is fair enough. How much you can bend your principles? (I am not claiming that these are the only people with principles. That would be deductive conclusion.)  Where as the fans of popular candidates use the system and express their emotions full heartedly. For them it is love for their own people. This is what majority of the India is. So the results are not shocking at all. I was shocked only once. Not this time.

Coming back to the ugly discussion on the cast of the champs, the entire system in India is not a self correcting system. It is by default a self degrading system if not maintaining status quo. Just a few days back the leader of a cast group demanding reservations for them was saying that the people of his cast were landlords and rich earlier but now they have gone down from that state and hence need reservation. What an argument. The system which you have is bringing you down and still you want to find a solution within the same system? I had written about this sometime back and I am giving link to that article here. My short solution is that from now on do not ask anyone his cast and abolish the entire reservation system immediately.  All deserving candidates must be given scholarships based on their economic situation and not on their cast. Jobs should go only to the merit where skill is required for low or unskilled jobs once again lower income people should be given preference.

If there is no record of your cast, you don’t have it. Let a person choose his last name whatever he likes. One thing is sure that within few years there is no alternative to merit. If we manage to abolish the cast system or in any case when this system continues,  in few years India will see 97% reservation, the competition will be worse than today and only merit will win. Till date no where in the world a system has emerged which is purely based on merit. So I know it is a mirage but then who stops you from dreaming. The world around me is getting better than tomorrow but I need to keep up hope that in India somewhere something positive is happening. I hope again that Kartiki’s of this world are not surrounded by the “Contractor” kind of characters portrayed by Atul Parchure. She strives for excellence in whatever she does. Maharashtra will get a great singer for folk, semi classical, devotional and gazal music. I also hope that the others do not get frustrated by this result. Kartiki is their friend and she did not consider her to be separate from them. She did not send all those SMSes to separate her from others and all of them strive for excellence and nothing less in their career. All the best to all of them. I don’t want anyone of them to be the lost talent of reality.

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Hridaynath Mageshkar’s Mesmerizing Shoora Mee Vandile (शूरा मी वंदिले)

Past two evenings have been really mesmerizing. Thanks to the excellent program by Zee Marathi on their Saregamapa Little Champs special for sixtieth Republic Day of India. Zee TV on this occasion of Republic day took all the little champs to NDA in my home town Pune. They also invited parents and siblings of the Martyrs from Indian armed forces.When the champs started singing, each song was followed by some really touching experiences from these parents and an appeal to all Indian parents to send their children to join the armed forces and to the young generation to join.

I was particularly touched by two incidents about the way our army men are fighting war in Siachen glacier and the mishaps of MIG 21 fighter planes. I am sure these must have brought tears to millions of viewers watching the show. Finally Hridaynath had to wake us up to the reality that the theme of the show is bravery and we should not shed tears but celebrate our freedom and the martyrdom of those who died for our country like they did. From there the program really took a different turn and we were all charged up listening to songs and then stories of Shivaji Raje and Veer Savarkar.

This was followed by second episode of the same theme today. While watching the program I was in the same era of Shivaji, 17th century and the Adilshahi, Mughals and the wisdom of Shivaji, his justice, his vision and what not. But then I made a mistake of switching to the news channel after the program and I was awaken by harsh reality of today.

On one hand we have a media channel, which was telling us about the glorious past and trying to bring spark of nationalism in us and on the other hand we had the news channel reporters shooting the heinous incident of few goons beating up the girls and women in a pub calling them prostitutes. The media it seems knew about the incident but did not inform the police and did not even try to stop those goons from attacking the women. Two exactly opposite characters in the same business.

For most of the time we see the name of Shivaji being used by the political leadership in Maharashtra. No doubt Shivaji was the greatest king in India, but all those stories of winning the wars and all get much too attention than the ruling system Shivaji implemented in Maharashtra. So we know the Shivaji at war with the then Yavani, Mlenchh rulers of Maharastra but we don’t know much about the Shivaji during the peace time. We have war going on at the borders almost on daily basis but what about the war inside? The Marathi leaders are waging war against each other. Hardly few think about the welfare of the state. So how does Shivaji in peace time should affect them? Do let us know if you want those principals to be followed.

Finally, about the quote of Winston Churchill, Hridaynath was siting – Don’t you think that despite all the efforts taken by the revolutionaries and freedom fighters, India has become a land where humans live like animal herds? We get angry at his remarks, but eventually they are becoming true. So we have still not won the war against this British man. Like one of the mother of a martyr pilot said: Not everyone needs to take sword in his hand, but if he does his job well and feels his responsibility towards the country, it is more than enough. Going forward, I would say, we also now need to unite and make others perform their duty. The good human beings do not tolerate injustice.

ICICI Bank gives worst customer experience

This Saturday, I went to ICICI bank for reducing my housing loan tenure. In first place, in the attempt to keep the EMI (Eqauated Monthly Installments) same, the bank had increased my tenure to something as unpractical as 470 months (Over and above ~2 years of repayment I already did). Now that meant that I will be repaying my home loan till I become 80. Now why was the bank so sure that I will be able to pay my EMI till that age? I found it impractical in first view itself. Anyways… I though I need to get this updated ASAP. Meanwhile bank also sent me letter that they are not able to keep the EMI at same amount and have increased it marginally. I should go to the branch and take corrective action.

I reached the bank at 1:00 PM. The waiting area was full with nearly 70-80+ people. But since there is only one branch for the whole Pune city, I had no option but to wait. Having nothing to do, I started observing which counters are taking housing load queries. It is easy as the token number has specific prefix for such queries. I found that there were about 3-4 counters where these queries were attended. But soon after two of the counters stopped appearing in the list. Thinking that it must be lunch time, I looked at those counters. To my surprise, I found that these two counters were attending only one customer. I had to leave the bank by 3:30. I went to the help desk and got a reply that customers have lot of queries and the executives can not shorten the time taken.

Finally at around 2:15 the customer on first two counters moved out. Then there were two customers but still no movement till 3:00 PM. Meanwhile, there was a real rough fight between one senior officer and a customer, where the officer asked customer to “Get Out of the branch”. Words you will hardly hear from an officer. But I thought this guy seems to be controlling situation. I went to him and asked him:

  1. Is there any SLA for the executives attending the customers?
  2. I found the two ladies attending the housing queries taking one hour per customer. Although customers have queries, is it justified at such rush hour to take so much time?

Unable to answer my queries, he did the best he could. Allowed me to jump the queue. He asked one of those ladies to take up my work as soon as their work in hand was over.

This lady to my surprise was trying to cross sell me another product in the guise of helping me reduce my interest rate. She told me just by paying 20K, I would reduce my loan tenure by 100 months which was still impractical. But the catch was that I had to invest into ICICI Bank product for getting that benefit. C’mon when you have so many customers waiting, you can’t do such cross selling across the counter. She could have handed it over to a phone banking executive to do later. While I was being attended to, the lady at the other counter shouted… “this customers waiting time is 3 hours!!!” She had just called next customer. I said in my mind… “that means poor fellow is just fourth in the queue since morning”

Had the cross selling not been there, I would have finished my work in 10 minutes, which took me 20 minutes. But still I helped them improve their SLA. 🙂

Is Multi-level marketing relevant in today’s retail boom?

Just a few days back I met my friend who manufactures variety of flour. Starting from wheat, rice to dry fruits like cashews, pistachios to an odd order to grid coconut shells. He almost grinds any organic food. Today he is supplying packaged and branded flour to almost 600+ shops in Pune. Recently he has also started supplying to big retail chains like Reliance Fresh and Spencer Daily as well. He was also about to start supplying to to another new chain, however they did not agree on some business terms.

Most of these big retailers today are starting a big time competition for the market share. On one hand in India there are communities like marwaris from Rajasthan, who are traders by profession since hundreds of years if not more. Baniya is one of the four primary categories in Indian culture. So retailing is not new to India and for these communities it is in their blood. I remember my childhood days. On J.M. Road in Pune, we had two shops of local Maharashtrians for many years. When I was in may be 4th or 5th grade, a new marwari’s shop also started in the same area. For first few months, my parents considered him outsider and used to go to the local guys’ shops for any purchase. But soon the marwari family, father and his three sons, with their prompt service, competitive (in straight terms – cheap) price and sweet talk captured the minds of the families around and soon the other two guys were marginalized.

Today most of the retail companies are going to compete with these marwaris all across India. The game is of volumes and direct purchase. Most of the retail companies are buying large volumes of goods directly from manufacturers and farmers. By doing so they are reducing procurement costs and the competition is driving them to lower their prices. You go to Big Bazar and see that people are buying electronic consumer durables as if it is some music CD or some vegetable. BB is announcing schemes almost every month on some item or the other and driving sales volumes.

Multi level marketing has nothing to do with retailers. This is a chain of ordinary people like you and me who earn the money by selling products of companies like Amway, Modicare & Tupperware. Many of the products sold by these companies are not available in the market to compare the prices. However that is not a major portion now. Few years back, these products were really exclusive. As the Indian market has opened in last few years, many imported products are available for comparison and many are cheaper as well.

The volume game of the retail chains is changing the way people are buying products. When I was a kid, I used to go to vegetable market with my parents or grand parents. They had a very good judgement of the quality of the farm products. They were able to select the best from the lot. By watching them, I learned a lot. Although I am not as good as them, I am not completely new to the market as well. Same is the case with my wife Shilpa as well. Just a few days back we had been to Reliance Fresh. Later we also went to More, the new chain of store by the Birla Group. However we were soon very disappointed by the scene over there. Due to the large volumes of vegetables, the staff was not able to take good care of them. Since the rains had just started, most of the fruit vegetables like tomatoes were having mud everywhere. We bought some leaf vegetables, but when we came home, the shiny fresh looking vegetable had become dull and lifeless. We then finally went to our local mandi and brought fresh vegetables and fruits we were used to.

The younger generation is slowly getting away from this knowledge. They are slowly getting used to believing that all packed products are good. They go more by the branding, presentation and visual appeal than genuine quality. In coming few years many of them are likely to eat in canteens or cafeterias or restaurants at least 4-5 times a week.Coming back to the multi level marketing, when the market is going to loose distinction between genuine quality and “well advertised quality”, the MLM companies are not going to attract the mind share. Plus the MLM products soon become monotonous. No one wants to fill there house with Tupperware everywhere. People need variety. Change is becoming constant in life. Current retail advertising is bringing the concept of buying cheap and keep on changing goods every few years. Today even the two wheeler market is loosing heavily on re-sell volumes.

The other factor which is going to limit the MLM companies is that even with a country like India with one billion people, it has really difficult to convince new members to join the membership chain. This means that most of the people who are at the end of the chain are going to remain there for some more time. These people generally recover their initial investment in first few sales. So once they know that they have to really take effort to sell the products and are not going to get commission sitting at home, as they dreamt in the beginning, these agents are likely to go into hibernation. If the MLM companies do not really come out of this, they are likely to be out of business or going to remain stagnant in coming few years.

Street Children – should we give them any alms or not?

Every now and then we come across the street children begging for some money. Typically these kids will go to car drivers and knock on the windows and beg for some food or money. The sheer expression on their face will make you really feel pity about them and specially if your kids are in the car, you will automatically compare their situation with your kids. My daughter when she was about 4-5 years old, started really understanding the situations these kids are into and sometimes, when she used to run around the street or busy shopping malls, we used to scare her telling that someone will abduct her and will force her to beg at signals.

Some time back a volunteer from CRY came to our residence. Some of the stories he told me about the way these kids land into the streets were really horrifying. It seems that the younger ones (1-2 years old) are sedated so heavily that they are always sleeping. The women carrying them don’t feed them properly and typically these kids die by the time they are 3 years old due to drugs. Then there are some older ones, 4-5 years onwards, who are a little bit better off as they beg independently. But then even their collection is looted by the senior beggars and poor kids end up in malnutrition, unhygienic state. They do not get chance to bath, not enough clothes to wear and so on…

But life still goes on. It makes these kids so blunt to the situation and they get so used to it that between the two red signals they play on the road dividers. So you see something like this… The small kid is playing with the other kids or is having a little fight with them over something. You are trying to rush in only to find out that the signal has turned red just two vehicles before you. You have no option to jump the signal and have to stop. Suddenly the kids who were playful few seconds back, come to your window and make such a face that most of the greatest actors would leave their business and start up another business. Yesterday also the same thing happened to me. The kid was actually throwing something really dirty below the car and I was getting angry because it looked like he was going to make the car dirty. The windows were rolled up so I knocked on the glass and in a second, the kid was making a begging face.

I am always in two minds about the beggars, especially the younger and valid lot. If you give them money that is like promoting begging. If you do not, you are not really sensitive to the poor persons situation. To give or not to give becomes a question and I end up not giving money cos, I feel the physically fit should struggle more to work and earn money. At the same time being a beggar is not really being lazy, you have to work hard to earn that money. It is also a lot of pain and suffering. You can not take bath for days even if you earn enough by begging. You have to stand on the road and fill the pollution inside your body to earn your livelihood. Also there is no guaranteed income. You have to keep searching places where you will get more money and then there is competition. Jokes apart but this is really serious business. Lot of people tell me that there is lot of money in begging. Many of them earn more than the middle-class salaried person. But then my question is, will you change your business and become a beggar if you have a choice?

I think I certainly will not; just for the sake of my self esteem. But does the situation of these beggars really has any place for self esteem, what drives one into this business? I wonder…

So the question is, should we give these people any alms or not?

P.S. I am still not somehow inclined to see the movie Traffic Signal by Madhur Bhandarkar. Lot of people tell me it is a good movie but still…

China Ex-Food and Drug Chief Executed – washingtonpost.com

China Ex-Food and Drug Chief Executed – washingtonpost.com
The Chinese government has shown that it does not shy away from taking strict measures against corrupt officials. Although it indicates that despite the iron fist rule by the communist party, not everyone is as committed to the communism as the ideology wants, but at least there is a will in the higher authorities to take such extreme action and bring the nation on a corrective path.
As an Indian I can only hope that the country will someday get a government which is principle-centric and takes strict action, if not a capital punishment, against such public enemies. Everyday the government mind is getting corrupted by the amount of money flowing in the economy and the officials as well as the ministers are getting lured into malpractice and misuse of power.
Now that it is almost proved that the country can prosper despite of the government and lesser controls from government means more growth, it is time to bring in the government which can really focus on key issues like quality in education, good governance of essential services, strict enforcement starting from increasing the size and salary of the police department, bringing the core and real principles of humanity back. Essentially bring in quality of life.
I am principally in support of the Chinese government action and would like something similar to start here. Do you feel I am right? Please post your opinions.