Friday, November 03, 2006

Mahadev Vs Khosla

'I am a capitalist and I believe it works and history stands testament to this' said Mr Khosla..he echoed my beliefs...maybe not on the capitalist side of things but more towards the free market side of things which I guess is capitalism...:)...I was happy to be associated with an organisation that believes in wealth creation as a means of doing its bit for the society ...

Had the priviliegeof watching Mahadevbhai(1892-1942),a play..Mahadevbhai,Gandhiji's secretary ,friend,dutiful follower and so much more...Mahadevbhai was a reflection of Gandhiji's beliefs... a reflection of an India lost and forgotten...The play made me realise about the problems that wealth creation doesn't touch... Today I am able to type this post sitting in Nitie because some Gandhi and Mahadevbhai decided to sacrifice their lucrative careers for it...not just independence but also woman emanicipation,eradication of untouchability,Hindu Muslim Unity...issues that formed the very core of human existence... and I wanted to genuflect...to Gandhism...

But then again...a Narayanamurthy has an Infosys which creates wealth,an Infosys foundation which does social work and an Infosys which now wants equal representation from all sections of society...hasn't he taken Gandhisim a step forward in his own way? And i think of deferring my genuflection ( is tht a word?)

But is he really doing all he can for the society..what about the farmers who die in Vidarbha,what about the malnutrition deaths,what about us performing abysmally on the Human Development Index..
And I wonder am I a rightful heir to independent India?

9 comments:

rachit said...

a very very good n relevant post after a long time frm u..a refreshing break frm PATI typo stuff ;-)) i strongly echo ur views n feel the same for AB as u feel for narayanmurthy..

Saumya said...

Pati was sumone very close ... ..so tht post is very imp and special :)

rachit said...

lol...dont be defensive now ;-))

rachit said...

oops...jst had a chat wit u...didnt know the meaning..so plz delete the post whichever u feel offensive :-) i think i dont hav the option to delete frm here

Shruti said...

sam .... how do u manage to find the time gurl ...u totally rock :)

love ya !!

Batty said...

Every time I watch an M.F.Hussain painting or listen to an AR Rehman composition...never did I get a feeling..what do I do...I always have a sense of appreciation and move on with my job...one of the perennial problems of engineers is that they think too much...some things are meant to evoke appreciation and condolences and be left at that...there are people better suited attending to them...:))

saumya said...

Batty ...tht wa too escoteric for me to gauge...i guess u meant thta i shud just appreciate the play and leave it tht...well yeah most of them i do but this subject is sumthing that i have always been ambivalent about... tht is socialism vs capitalism...so thts y the post!!!!

Suhas said...

Well... Well ...
Capitalism... free markets.. monopolies... greater social divide

Socialsm ... Red tapism .... less wealth creation...

Well you reflected.. on narayana murthy. what abt Bill Gates what about the net scape price war what about the antitrust lawsuits..!!
And then the Bill gates foundation..!!

I think you can find black sheep in both the heards..!!So which one would you join.... I belv wealth creation is the way out...

Id stick with capitalism ... it worked for japan , S korea..!!!

Amit said...

great analysis !