Tuesday, August 14, 2007

With a view towards Nations without boundaries

"Long ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes very rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the spirit of a nation long suppressed finds utterance ..."

So were the words of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru that dawned a new era in this world. The time when about one-third of human race of the world were liberated from the clutches of two centuries of "foreign" rule. Sixty years later, this very sub-continent and particularly India is a major economic power in the world largely fueled by the heavy demand for its "soft" skills. Thomas L. Friedman perfectly and boldly brings up the current scenario of the world in his much cavorted book "The World is Flat". Things have so dramatically changed in the past sixty years that today most of the part of the world is accessible to a "digitally enabled" common person via the ever expanding power and reach of communication and information technology. Of course technology and science progresses hand in hand and no one can be credited more than the other, we simply can not leave one and work with other.
Leaving aside the talks on science and technology to a later day, what eventually led me to start this blog is a inner feeling that some how some thing is missing... we are not one, even if we are humans, Homo sapiens.

My resolution through this blog is to cherish the idea of oneness among us. The oneness that is epitomized in "Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam", that the whole world is my family. To cherish the idea of sharing, helping and moving along. To cherish the idea that if I do good We to do good. To accept if I have done a fault rather than look at others and find their faults and wonder why no one takes action against them? To think about a new world that is not only flat but is free of any boundaries and borders. Can we start an new revolution that leads to this new world? A lovely world with tranquility and peace every where. A world where there is free movement of people and thought. A world without suppression and oppression. A world that is rich, rich in thoughts, rich in materials and rich in spirituality. A world that shares and cares for. One world.

With over sixty percent of Indian population being young and possibly enlightened I surely see a hope in a revolution culminating in a world of people and not nations.

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