Thursday, 19 June 2014

I, India, Inflection

It's been long since I've written a post. Well, the hiatus is broken by an occasion.

Something has changed. Today, I'm standing at an inflection point. I now formally dive in the unknown, in the dark. I'm starting up. Oh yes, I'm leaving behind a comfortable office, salary and security for 24x7 work, zero package and non-predictability.

It's latent in the information that the decision and occasion must churn some emotional whirlpool within me. But, most interestingly, I feel nothing. Happy-no. Fear-no. Remorse-nope. None. It so happens, while I'm writing this post, I hope to better understand what really I'm feeling. But that is not the objective. This post is not about an introspective analytical me. It's about a situational resemblance between me and my country - India.

In 2014, India chose development over dynasty. The incumbent Prime Minister is a result of a huge wave of hopes and dreams of an ailing population. India has shown so much faith in him that if it doesn't work out in next few years, some say, the hopes will never gather again to such an extent. So, in that case, government will never be decisive; we will never be able to compete with China and US. India, in that perspective, has taken a dive in the unknown, in the dark.

Yes, anything can happen.

If India gets positively Modi-fied we may be able to catchup with China in manufacturing and with US in research. We may be able to attain a negative brain drain and display a technological prowess in the world. We may. Or if it gets negatively Modi-fied, well.... let's just stay positive.

But how exactly it will happen? In one line, it can't be described in one line. The aspirations are so diverse and multi-faceted that no agenda can inclusively lay down the track to be followed. It's unpredictable. (There, India is starting up). But one thing is certain. It will require an emotionally charged up and positively aligned youngistan. And it will require business. Lack of infrastructure, corruption and un-organized markets. You know... there is a huge scope for new businesses to come and contribute here. We have done some good work in e-commerce and IT. There are a dozen of sectors to champion. There is a lot to cover.

And the good news is, the rising has already started. Just see the India Startup Report and you will know. We have started to apply ourselves HERE. ( Just now I felt happy :)  ). Oh it's going to be exciting. Let me also join the wave.

Time to work!