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Lessons from children of Parikrma…

2016-08-21         SHUKLAB

The other day a senior Parikrma student asked me what makes a developing country a developed one? I had been idly chatting with him after school hours about the Paris attacks and the Arsenal win and simultaneously trying to clear my back log of unanswered mails. My fingers froze and my head turned to give him an intense gaze. At that moment this exercise stopped being an idle half-hearted chatter. I was quiet for a few seconds, collected my thoughts and responded as I suppose any self respecting adult would. I talked about developed countries having the basic rights met by accessible potable water, basic health-care for all, quality education for all and absence of death by starvation. I asked him if my answer satisfied him. He replied that he had a simpler definition. He said that a country became developed when it ceased being dependent on any other country for the survival of its population and had the money to import what they did not have. That was awesome – a satisfactory response indeed. Was it not Wordsworth that wrote, “Child is the Father of Man?”…




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