India at independence didn’t have food to feed its people, let alone capital to build industry. If we got private foreign capital, foreigners would have owned India even after independence.
Literally the only way out was for the government to build basic capacity!
Companies like Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) we’re established with Russian help and technology transfer. They made machines required for making steel, and that’s how the private sector could eventually make steel!
In the center of India’s national capital people raised slogans calling for the genocide of Muslims.
Police isn’t acting, FIR against “unknown” people, even though there’s footage to identify many, and the organisers are known.
We all know this. Where do we go from here?
We know our society has been polarised by the ruling party, we know they continue to encourage it because it helps their politics.
We also know they have a vice like grip on institutions and the culprits can stay emboldened knowing they are protected, and might be promoted!
Criticism of it is essential, but while writing the book, @iam_anandv and I debated continuously on where we’re headed and what can be done about it… there is a lot to be done, and this environment that’s engulfed India must be countered.
All rational people understand the #Pegasus disclosures have nothing to do with India’s monsoon session, or a conspiracy against India. It has everything to do with BJP spying on people for political gains!
Why do BJP leaders still keep repeating conspiracy theories?
It’s not for the rational audience. It is for the supporters they’ve primed to believe their theories of victimhood for years now.
India is under threat from mysterious global powers and opposition is conspiring with them. Hindus are under threat…
People didn’t come to believe this instantaneously. An entire campaign was waged to convince them of this, and now that they’re primed, BJP uses it to justify the illegal acts it indulged in for grabbing and retaining power.
Sure there are many activists, journalists, judges and bureaucrats whose phones were illegally tapped by this Govt, but what’ll surprise many is how many BJP and RSS people who are considered close to Modi were tapped!
Why? Because the regime depends on sycophancy.
They depend on controlling the information environment to dominate your thoughts. Media is only the first and most obvious lair.
To make it sustain, all institutions and people must be brought under control. This includes their own leaders - they have to make sure…
That the Bhakti is real, and to keep blackmail material ready in case it starts diminishing.
It’s for this information control that they’re fighting Facebook and Twitter, through which a lot of information flows. And why all statistical bodies of India have been destroyed.
This sentiment exists in the minds of so many because they’ve fully accepted an alternate reality that BJP has created - that highlighting failures means you’re anti-India, and if you’re Muslim you’re obviously anti-India… How did they do this?
Claim “global rates” even when they’re the lowest they’ve been in decades!
First claim Modi’s made Indian image amazing internationally, yay Modi. Then switch to world is against us, defaming us, conspiracy, when they report the truth of your failure.
The vaccine order claims,
All clear lies and falsehoods.
They’ve demolished all institutions that had credibility, removed all competent people and placed in sycophants that’ll lie and say nonsense all day for them, including a Health Min who’ll support a charlatan Coronil salesman over doctors.
I helped with someone’s mother get admitted to the hospital last night.
All systems have collapsed, and your life is worth nothing. Stay isolated and don’t get the disease, because if you do it’s truly up to pure luck if you’ll make it. The system will just watch with apathy.
Many are asking how the iPhone, crypto and jobs scammer Neel that @zoo_bear has been tweeting about is RW’s fault. It’s one individual scammer.
Well, the over 50 crores in scams happened under the guise of nationalist, pro-BJP, Hindutwawadi credentials! [Thread]
The scammer used these for credibility and reach. No one would trust a random account, but many fell for it because IT Cell ecosystem amplified Neel’s hateful content, building him up!
For every 1 person who believes BJP’s hateful rhetoric, there are 10+ in it for personal gain!
From ground RSS cadres to BJPs Twitter trolls, a majority couldn’t care less about Hindutwa, Cow and India. They’re in it for personal benefit that comes in many forms. Money is one, but for many, it is:
- Recognition in the ecosystem for spreading hate.
- Retweets and likes.
Next step in the AAP journey will be to present it’s Delhi model of schools, mohalla clinics and water+electricity to these states to show they’re better than BJP. But for now, they’ll embed in people’s minds that they’re anti INC.
There’s other stuff that AAP is doing with Hinduism - the Diwali puja and Hawans etc. that are politically ingenious.
We can all keep criticising it, but they’re doing what politically is very logical, shrewd and effective!
I really hope this goes smoothly, because the ability to get bank loans will indeed be a major positive for villagers - but the potential for disaster is so high, it's almost a certainty.
I told a few people in my own village about the scheme and they're in shock. Here's why:
1. Houses in villages are owned by families, not individuals. Giving a title in one person's name is a guarantee for conflict. This will happen in a significant number of cases, and then there'll be fights and bribery by a brother to get a larger share in records - inevitable.
I’m paying more tax than Donald Trump paid in the US!
After Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Nirav Modi, DHFL and even things like WeWork, OYO and now Trump... there’s one thing I’m starting to understand about the world of money that’s very counterintuitive...
Profits don’t matter! No one who’s truly wealthy has done it by accumulating profits in their bank account.
I, like most people try and save money, maybe invest a bit and try to build passive income... that’s a good way to stable finances. It’s a terrible way to richness!
I’m starting to understand the concepts of leverage and cash flow that will destroy the minds of anyone with a normal, working professional family. We just don’t think in those terms...