India(ns) in global space

India(ns) in global space

December 12, 2019

Given the complex mix of identity that the currently estimated population of 140 crore people come under their social, economic, ethnic, linguistic and so on, the term diversity to portray that mix in families, communities and the nation as an entity would amount to oversimplification of the contemporary scenario, even grossly inadequate to know the reality. One doesn’t need to take a tour of the different regions of the country to become aware of the depth and width of the range of the aforementioned features (social and others) that India’s diaspora wears on their sleeves. Thanks to the many facilities of travelling and communicating in great comfort and at unprecedented pace, nobody is compelled to remain static in his or her so-called native place. The term nativity seems to apply in case of rustic population and forest dwellers. While the country’s densely populated cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and so on each gives one the image of India that is complex on many counts in the entire range between the affluent and the utterly poor. In a certain sense, Mysuru too has residents in the mix and complexity.

Driven by the flow of capital that the entrepreneurs command as they set shop in Mysuru and other cities of its socio-economic class, a number of features that endured for long until not too past days, include the city’s skyline, behaviour of people in public domain, foods offered by hotels and even roadside eateries, density of motorised vehicles, rentals of houses and so on.

In the eyes of the city’s senior citizens, particularly the sections that have crossed the age of 80-year bar, the dramatically changing image of the city, briefly described as development should be bewildering, if not disenchanting. Life of people in all spheres has got intimately tied to the digital-technology-driven mobile phone, better known as smart phone, leaving the oldies in a virtual state of illiterates. The word development seems to have eluded the lay people in all sections of society even as the budgets of all development projects are stated by Government agencies in astronomical proportions. To digress, India’s human development progress is measured by the factor of poverty, along with many other parameters.

According to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) early this week, India ranks 129 among 189 countries judged by Human Development Index – 2019, a statistical tool used to measure a country’s overall achievement in its social and economic dimension. That the goal of achieving an inclusive society has remained far from being reached is the reality. 


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