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IDEAS FOR A NEW INDIA

IDEAS FOR A NEW INDIA


This is what I wrote to BT on its latest cover story:


Dear Sir,


This refers to your excellent cover story “Ideas for a New India” in your 23rd Anniversary issue (BT January 4th, 2015)


All the 21 ideas expressed by your eminent guest writers, are worth appreciating and implementation to help India reach its pinnacle of glory in the global arena.


New ideas, and the battle of ideas, remain critical in debating and determining the future of how we live, work, play, are educated and above all, governed. We are now living in really extraordinary times. We can get information quickly at the click of a mouse; new scientific discoveries tell us more about the origins of the universe and of human beings; photographs show us the surface of Mars; and creativity across the arts and media continues to flourish. Such interesting ideas do take time to develop and are not instant successes. We need to encourage such good ideas, nurture them and help to evolve them into great realities.


We may recall a famous quote by Victor Hugo: “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Yes, the time has come! The powers that be, need to sincerely pay heed to all these ideas.


J S BROCA, New Delhi, 25th DEC 2014


Here is the edited version of my letter published in the New Year’s first issue dated 18th Jan 2015 with a cover story on Adani:


NEW IDEAS: THE TIME HAS COME!


This refers to your excellent 23rd Anniversary issue (Ideas for a New India, January 4, 2015). All the 21 ideas, expressed by your eminent guest writers, are worth appreciating. New ideas remain critical in debating and determining the future of how we live, work and play. We can get information quickly at the click of a mouse; new scientific discoveries tell us more about the origins of the universe and of human beings; photographs show us the surface of Mars; and creativity across the arts and media continues to flourish. Such interesting ideas do take time to develop and are not instant successes. We may recall a famous quote by Victor Hugo: “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” Yes, the time has come! The powers that be need to sincerely pay heed to all these ideas.
J.S. Broca, New Delhi