The above was one of the news items on page 1 of The Telegraph of 28th October. The article gave a comparison of the research papers submitted by scholars in China and India between 1980 to 2005. The results are quite revealing as given below.
Research Papers with Citation
Indexed Research Papers 2005
|Area (Sq Km)||3,166,944||9,806,391||309%|
The population and area figures have been added by me.
After seeing the above figures, I don't think I have to say anything else, the figures speak for themselves.
After Mao Tse Tung in 1978, Mr Deng Xiaoping went about his business modernising China, and we have the results speaking on his behalf from 1980.
On the other hand, we have had a bunch of corrupt, incompetent, impotent and super-annuated leaders and politicians who have just thought of saving their chairs by hook or by crook.
Vote bank politics instead of efficiency has become the order of the day.
China now just has 11% more population than India and that difference too will be wiped out in the next 15 years and we will have the devious distinction of leading the world in population. Our Government is now thinking of giving incentives even to those couples having more than two children which were earlier given only upto the second child. Lalu Yadav may have a hand in this change of rule.
With just 11% more population, China has 309% more area. Hence, they can afford to have vacant land for the various SEZ areas.
Can we afford to release fertile area for SEZ? How will we feed our population?
With just 11 % more population see the difference in research, 433%,863% and 476% in Material Science, Computer Science and Applied Physics.
But what can you expect of India?
When you replace a competent, honest, popular research scholar who was our President by a woman who has corruption charges against her even before she joins office.
Whatever progress has been made by India is inspite of our politicians and not because of them. It is sheer hard work and grit of the people of India who have overcome all the hurdles put up by these politicians. That, and the legacy of English language, left behind by our erstwhile rulers which has given us an advantage in the IT and BPO industries. Our politicians tried to fritter away even this advantage by removing English from the School Curricula, as we witnessed in Bengal. Fortunately, there were private schools who thought otherwise.
Long Live India!