11 November 2011

It’s heartening to note that there is one courageous Indian who has the guts to say what Indians need to be told again and again. “Eighty per cent of the people are living in horrible poverty, unemployment, facing price rise, healthcare,” said ex-Supreme Court Judge, Markandey Katju.
The country’s leaders are only fooling themselves by projecting a false picture and calling it “Shining India”. They should try to reduce hunger and poverty in India before trying to achieve superpower status for their country. For a start, the two billion dollars India gives to Afghanistan every year should be spent to alleviate poverty in India.

Shakir Lakhani