Saturday, October 06, 2007
Looks like finally even the corporate sector is facing the brunt of corruption, slumber, non-effectiveness, non-functioning, bureaucracy and many other problems that common man has with the govt. It can be seen from the fact that a leading media house of India has finally found the guts and courage to be part of the political process by helping bring better, educated, qualified, effective, visionary, worthy, professional leaders to the forefront. Thanks to Times of India, participative democracy being propagated by NGOs for last few years have taken a big step of actually participating in the elections. This contest is helping people rise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached. It is still a small effort. We need more corporates involved and we need more such contests. But good news is, it has started happening. People like me who run blogs or work with NGOs are not alone. We have a voice now, a voice that cannot be ignored. A movement that is starting to build up. I will like my fellow Indians to join in this movement in whatever way they want.
At this juncture, I will like to mention that we even have new political parties that have come about in last 1 year by Gen X. These parties are for development on India and provide an alternate to Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), RJD, DMK, AIADMK, JD, BSP, CPI, CPI (M) and many others. These were although started by IITians and others from equally elite colleges but have now formed a base of members that come from all walks of life and backgrounds - teachers, software engineers, professionals, businessmen, industrialists, men, women, poor, rich, metros, cities, towns and villages. These are Lok Paritran and Bharat Punarnirman Dal. Check them out. Talk to their leaders. Join them, be a leader. May be start your own political party. Do whatever you feel like, but do something to help make the change in India that we all want to see. Be the change, not just want the change.