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India, once considered to be the "golden bird" of the East, had acquired its wealth through export of spices over the centuries of trade. Once the "British Raj" took over, all the wealth got transported out of India, just like the modern Iraq at the hands of USA. After over 200 years of stay in India, when the Britishers left, India was left a devided nation, poor, with barely any infrastructure to support itself. Its main strength came from its masses, who toiled in the fields to generate revenues. Hence familes felt the greatest strength was to have a large family. Soon, country developed basic infrastructure and so called self dependence. Now, the burgeoning masses were seen as a burden on the economy. Politicians, who had freed the country, were long gone. The newer generation of politicians, were corrupt and the implementation of measures by the government, to curb the growing population were ineffective - as the money was siphoned off by the greedy politicians again and again. While some of the educated middle class popultion and the wealthy, were quick to practice "family planning", the rest of the poorer population continued to have larger families to guarantee a meal a day. After over 50 years of independence, and about three generations, the population now stands tall and wide. The political will is still lacking and the political might is growing weaker by the day!

-- 19:53, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)VSanghi

"Kuchh baat hai ki hasti mit-ti nahi hamari. Sadiyon raha hai dushman daur-e-jaman hamara."

It's good to hear so much Good and Great about our India. But, the need of the hour is not to blow our own bounet. What we need is to think what we can do for our Mother India? Think about that. Please think about that.

Removed comment wrongly attributed to Lord Macaulay.

Nothing bad?[edit]

I am an Indian and was wondering if anybody ever said anything bad about it too? Just for the balance you know?

disputable quote[edit]

  • Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

I removed this as probably a misattribution — it is attributed to Mark Twain in India : A Splendour in Cultural Diversity (2004) by M. L. Ahuja, p. 1, but I have been unable to located in any citations or occurrence of earlier sources. ~ Seer 20:05, 8 October 2010 (UTC)


These should be provided with sources before being moved back into the article.
  • India is probably the best country in the world, both scenic and peaceful, it truly is god's country.