Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Not shining?

These reports leave you bewildered, with all the talk about India being on record track in terms of economic/social development, we are really 127th in literacy?

In the year 2001, the total number of illiterates came down to 304.11 million from 328.88 million in 1991.

In 10 long years, that is all we were able to do? It is disappointing to see that 30% of people in india still cannot read or write. We need more government funded programs - i know the center-to-right wingers would cringe at that - to bring about changes in this widening disparity between rural and urban india.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Presidential debates are nothing other than mud-slinging at times. What good is Mrs. Clinton trying to get from this cheap shot?
“Now voters will judge whether living in a foreign country at the age of 10 prepares one to face the big, complex international challenges that the next president will face...”

Other than having lived under the shadow of Bill Clinton, what experience is Mrs. Clinton bringing to the table here? Some say, this is Bill Clinton's 3rd presidency - is he the one pulling strings behind the curtains?

Obama, on the other hand comes out to be a self made, articulate and capable leader who really can change the world view on america now. America's battle field today is with the rest of the world and we need someone who can protuberate the aspirations of this great nation, someone who can remain as a beacon of hope in these troubled times. I don't see anyone other than Obama who can do that today!