Saturday, November 11, 2006

Masters of delusion

Some Indians, it seems, have a major 'superpower complex'. Ever since India's economic success has become pronounced, the concept of superpower has been enthusiastically embraced by the types who tend to look outwards for self-vindication.

A few days after I split my sides laughing at the Hindustan Times' article which questioned "Can India ever achieve superpower status in the blogosphere?" (the article wasnt supposed to be funny), Baba Ramdev did the same to me with his claim that Bharat will be a superpower by 2011. According to Ramdevji, Bharat will be a superpower because of Yoga, Ayurveda, and its message of universal happiness - Sarve bhavantu sukhinaha, sarve santu niramaya. But Baba, arent the concepts of world superpower and universal happiness inconsistent with each other?

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