Some in the western media have had an issue with more traditional Indian outfits – the saree, the kurta, the dhoti and seem to link it to rise of Indian nationalism sparked by the present government. Such western media and possibly the corporate interests they represent – seem to be upset that their plan to see “luxury brands from countries become popular with India’s booming middle class and youthful population” – which they acknowledge to be the world’s largest” DID NOT MATERIALIZE.
Why so – due to the “make in India” campaign, to Indianize Indian fashion, to make our Indian dresses part of the traditional dress code for government officials and politicians, a push to promote Indian culture and all this would promote employment both directly and indirectly. AND INSTILL PRIDE IN INDIANNESS… few Indians would argue with such logic.
Source: The NY Times
- 18 May 2018
We are the longest continuously surviving civilization – from Afghanistan and Balochistan in the west to the North-East and Bangladesh, and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and even Sri Lanka, we all have the same gene pool, so genetically we are similar people. Our traditions, richness, values and people continue intact in most parts of our land, (even if we have lost it in areas that got partitioned and/or subject to religious conversions). We have accepted all religions and given them a home, and assimilated ideas from outside. In history, we have been the major source of contributing our wealth and knowledge including mathematics, medicine (ayurveda), yoga, architecture, dance, music, pyschology and linguistics through Sanskrit to the world. Due to our dharmic religions and value systems, we have offered great ideas like such as unity of mankind, harmony of mankind, divinity of an individual, creative synthesis and belief in cosmic values. How amazing…
Source: New India Digest
- 26 Jan 2017
India has received pledges for nearly Rs. 15 Lakh crore (or US $222 billion) of investment pledges for “Make in India” so far already. PM’s Make in India initiative is to simply transform India into the leading “global manufacturing hub,” while creating jobs for the youth. The global chatter is that foreign direct investment into India is likely to overtake both USA and China, and is far ahead of the BRICS countries. Why this push? we have so many youth now, and by mid-century, India’s workforce will exceed 100 crores – so leaders have to figure out how to keep them all employed.
- 29 Mar 2016