Following on from the India theme I was sent a link to this excellent article about out sourcing in India. I remember when I first went there some years ago the talk was already about India becoming the next super-power. There are some reasons why I suspect this might not happen. Firstly there is the issue of language. India has so many of them! Each state has its own official language.Then there are social issues and religious ones that serve to keep India divided. The Vedic religion, with its caste system seems just too divisive, and lacks the clear moral authority that is found in monotheistic religions that seems essential for constructing a long lasting civilization. Perhaps, these can be overcome with sheer energy and hard work. Certainly the Romans and Greeks had no such moral force, well until Christianity came and re-energized those failing societies.
Anyway, these are just random thoughts being throw out whilst on my PC after fajr, with no intent of a coherent argument. Anyway, we're not in the business of fortune telling, alhamdulillah, and certainly every nation has their time decreed. What will come to pass, will come to pass:
"Verily my Lord understands best the mysteries of all that He plans to do, for certainly He is full of knowledge and wisdom!" Surah Yusuf 100
Still, I was very impressed with what India has managed to achieve in such a short time, at least economically. Some of my friends from India seem a bit sceptical themselves, and commented that there is something in the India character that only lets you achieve so much before they feel they have to pull you down. Hasad, I guess. Envy, burns good deeds like fire consumes wood.
What was interesting about the conference, "Peace, the solution for humanity" is that in a way something like this could only have been done in India. Anywhere else the cost would have been prohibitively expensive.
Anyway enjoy the article. It really is funny and informative. I apologize in advance for a few swear words contained in the article if you find it offensive.