Wed morning head spinnings ...
Aparna Krishnan Hi tech, and localization. There is an internal contradiction here that may even self destruct I fear.
Sunny Narang It depends on how we go from here . There are enough tools to localize everything. Like community radio, local networks , what say
Sunny Narang Technology can also be localised. Aparna if you will not protect yourself then what local ? We got occupied by British by superior weapons , Red Indians got wiped out. Localisation only works when you exist as a community. We northerners have a much deeper understanding of invasions ! Zameen nahin to kucch nahin.
Aparna Krishnan I agree. Practicality sometimes flies in the face of Purity. Many times. I only hope at the days ends we are not in the clutches of technology more than ever. I accept your point.
Sunny Narang Technology is what the west has as its power. That is what makes it print its USD and dollar. Technology is not going away . We need a double track system in India . One an appropriate for employment and sustainability and another to match the best , in urban areas with the world . Life always has been , will always be , a continuous negotiation between what is and what ought to be , between purity and pragmatism. Only in India we have every possible sect , from Capitalists to Communists , Gandhians to Vegans . The balancing is much more complex. Till today I have not met an European or American who even takes India as a concept seriously . It is unimaginable chaos for them.
Aparna Krishnan True - life is a balancing of many theoritical purities.