Old Jungle Saying: “If you see India and China in the same article, it’s time to run for cover :-)”
The entire China vs India debate is so overdone and (mostly) futile. Unfortunately, it seems to elicit the most number of comments on IEB – largely bakwaas, unfortunately – which we have to perforce edit or delete.
Here’s Gurcharan Das, one of my favorite essayists with a rather strange op-ed in the New York Times that begins with the Mumbai terror attacks and the public’s reaction thereof, and then flits from meme to meme — India vs China, the role of Vaishyas in India’s growth, the Argumentative Indian, the 21st century rise of India (and China) and the role (or lack, thereof) of government, and the need for India to get its infrastructure right. Talk about a khichdi of ideas. For all I know, there may be a couple of other memes that I’ve missed. My head was spinning at the end.
Anyone else with similar reactions?