To counter Sino-Pak axis, India has to attain secular trust between its Right and Left polity. This mutual trust is also crucial to fortify ties with developed nations and heal Hindu-Muslim divides in the subcontinent.During NDA rule under Vajpayee, a weak Congress seeking an alliance with Left front and driven by Evangelicals backed Neocolonial elements in the US, let loose a strong disinformation campaign against Sangh Parivar. This became even more repressive under UPA rule. Added to it was targeted terror orchestration by Pakistan in BJP strongholds. Bharatiya campaign of BJP lost out, first under Vajpayee and then again under LK Advani.The next-gen leadership of BJP strode back to power by choosing not to disambiguate Hindutva-Bharatiyata conjugation. This consolidation of Right polity has come at the cost of the decimation of dynastic Congress and weakening of secular trust in the neighbourhood. China foray is most likely an outcome of this development. China expects as articles in Global Times indicated, the US wouldn’t come in support of India. West is indeed lukewarm in its support, and transactional in its approach.The way out is to first dismantle the neo-colonial handle that the premier dynasty provides to the West. India needs a healthy relationship with the West that is based on widespread civilian contacts. This relationship should not be driven by business lobbyists nor by Intelli jokers in West who had put RSS on a terror watchlist. This basic confusion among Western Intelli and now widely prevalent among Western liberal intelligentsia must be allayed.In order to do so, it is necessary to accord Sangh Parivar legitimate cultural space, as is enjoyed by religious Right in the US, Germany, UK, Japan and other developed nations. This will enable BJP to formalize its Bharatiyata credential while Hindutva would be accepted as purpose primarily a cultural modernization aspiration, driven by the agenda of bringing forth caste equality and intermingling to strengthen Hindu unity.Such a mutual trust founded on common understanding and acceptance of secular Constitution is critical to gain the trust of Indian neighbours. India can then maintain its strategic autonomy credibly and not be driven to overcompensate West for extending material support to deter China. This strategic autonomy will enable India to elicit China cooperation for safeguarding Global commons.A military and Intelli driven relationships took a severe toll of Pakistan and India got to avoid such manipulative forces enabled by the neocolonial handle.India, as envisaged by UPA Government led by Dr Manmohan Singh, aspires to be an independent polarity within the strategic architecture of the free world. India can then opt to intervene to stabilize global order per her legal assessment of international law.India deserves to be a permanent member of the Security Council with veto right based on the criterion of the internal political stability of her bipartisan secular trust and power projection capabilities.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreStanford University will open an institution with the sole purpose of alleviating poverty in developing nations, thanks to a $150 million gift donated by a Silicon Valley businessman and his wife.“More than a billion people live on less than $1.25 a day,” said Robert E. King with his wife, Dorothy, in a video. “That’s just not right.”Called the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (known informally as “SEED”), it will draw from the school’s world-class MBA program and suite of courses in entrepreneurship to stimulate business ideas that can empower the people receiving food aid today so they can become self-sufficient and not need the aid in the future.The Institute’s work is based on the belief that a powerful way to help alleviate poverty is through the stimulation of new entrepreneurial ventures and by scaling existing ones.“Today’s students aspire to achieve a global impact that will change people’s lives for the better with everything from businesses that create employment and income sources to creating access to better education, health care, and governance,” said Garth Saloner, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.The InspirationThe idea for the gift came out of home stays that founding donors Dottie and Bob King have offered to international students at Stanford for more than four decades. They witnessed first-hand the impact that education and entrepreneurship can have on a wider community back home. One student, Andreata Muforo from Zimbabwe, brought peers from her global study trip to Africa to the King home for dinner. “We heard how those first-hand experiences compelled some of the MBAs to return for internships in Africa,” said Dottie King. “We saw the direct connection between the learning experience and the motivation to make change.”“We believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are the engines of growth to lift people out of poverty,” said Bob King, who with his wife also founded the Thrive Foundation for Youth. “And we believe Stanford’s tradition of innovation coupled with a forward-thinking global bias as well as its multidisciplinary resources will make a real impact.”The Kings have made a $100 million gift to fund the Institute. They have committed an additional $50 million in matching funds to inspire other donors to fuel Stanford University’s commitment to alleviating poverty, bringing the total philanthropic investment to potentially $200 million.To amplify its impact, SEED will partner with organizations such as Endeavor, which mentors and accelerates the work of high-impact entrepreneurs; the Skoll Foundation, which drives change by investing in social entrepreneurs; and the global social enterprise investor Acumen Fund. All have established operations abroad.www.gsb.stanford.edu/seed/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
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Travel issues continue to be a concern around the region this morning as light snowfall creates some minor snow accumulation. Early day temperatures near the freezing mark warm to around 40-degrees today as skies become mostly sunny after lunch time. Wind chills keep us shivering at times.A cold night is ahead with clear skies and a low of 21-degrees. A warming trend takes us to the mid-40s on Tuesday with 50s ahead on Thursday. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/10/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
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