“Years of british colonialism ruined India, and indeed much of the problems that it has been overcoming during the last 60+ years were the direct result of british policies.”
Jun Soriao on Nov 28, 2013 at 15:24:58
“In a manner of speaking, yes. The blue-blooded gentry and their arrogance kept India totally much under wraps during the heydays of the British Raj. Just consider those infamous deaths caused by their misdirected military decisions. The Hole of Calcutta is one. Who would even thought that British officers were capable of sending helpless Indians breathing hell fire from canons and rifles to their untimely deaths? And history is laced with distortions asserting the Indians provoked and/or invited their demise. The British Crown, in spite of its claim to be a caretaker of sorts over its vast colonies and possessions, did a very poor job of administering them. And one after the other, The British Isles lost them, with Hongkong eventually ceded to their true owners.
Is England very much isolated as a nation? I believe it is. Ask leaders of members of the European Union.”
“As an American who has lived in India, I can tell you that it's actually not all that bad. There are good places and bad places -- just like every other country.”
Helen Rome Meager on Nov 30, 2013 at 21:22:35
“However, the bad is really bad - especially if you are a woman or a child. Most US poor live like the middle class - microwaves, tvs. I know many go hungry in the USA but it is very very different here.”
“Brandon Browner was out with injury anyway, so it doesn't affect the Seahawks this season. He's gone next year anyway, and now teams won't give him that huge payday. So Brandon Browner essentially hurt himself the most.”
MR818 on Nov 26, 2013 at 16:19:11
“he's out but would've been back, so yes it does affect the Seahawks.”
“Wealth disparity has nothing to do with actual wealth -- of which India has quite a bit (especially in natural resources). Just because the wealth is not distributed properly does not mean that there is no wealth. I'm sorry to hear that the U.S. school system has failed you.”
Mansa on Nov 25, 2013 at 01:48:27
“Well, if so Africans are the wealthiest people in the world. Silly person, because I write on HP does not by itself imply that I was "failed by the U.S. educational system". I am about to LOL.”
“Nope, space research provides actual everyday uses, such as weather pattern research (which helped India track Cyclones and evacuate people appropriately) as well as thousands of well paying jobs for the people who are involved in all facets of the launch program. In fact, the IRSO is a huge revenue generator for the Indian government, as it brings in huge annual yields which in turn help numerous people.”
Mansa on Nov 24, 2013 at 13:25:21
“Waste of time. When a tsunami decides to hit India thousands still drown and die. Get real now. I say it again: build more secure toilets and manufacture more paper. Water is OK but paper helps proper disposal.”
“India is the best place to visit for wellness tourism.”
A Sustainable Solution on Nov 29, 2013 at 17:56:26
“India is a treasure house of wisdom for living a healthy, happy, integrated life, but often that knowledge has gotten distorted, especially with the foreign influences of the past centuries. However, if you can find the real deal it is very transformational!
Ayurveda in particular has many meanings throughout India. In the 1980s Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who was mentioned at the top of the article, brought together many vaidyas (ayurvedic doctors) from around India to discuss all the traditional practices and revive those that are most effective; the result was Maharishi Ayurveda. There is a new Maharishi Ayurveda clinic in Bhopal (http://www.mvhc.in/) that offers Panchakarma, which is highly transformational and an excellent wellness procedure.
Wellness ultimately depends on peace, in mind, body, and society. In the Brahmasthan, or geographic center, of India there are thousands of Maharishi Vedic Pandits enlivening peace on a daily basis through their practice of Transcendental Meditation and Vedic chanting. People from all over the world can attend courses in this unique atmosphere and gain deep rest and transcendence. The experience of listening to 1331 pandits reciting together is very profound. (http://www.maharishiindiacourses.com/experiences/)
On the basis of inner wellness, all the glories of India's rich culture can be fully appreciated.”