In his first article for The Advocate magazine, Rajiv Gandhi argued that we must change our mindset, in order to understand the impact of our current economic model.
He spoke about his experience of being unemployed for a decade in the United States and the impact it had on his family.
In the same article, he spoke about the issues of unemployment in India, the economic policies that are affecting people and the role of women in the Indian economy.
“India’s economy is facing unprecedented challenges and, with all this, the time has come to change the way we think and what we believe about the economy,” he wrote.
He went on to discuss the issue of gender equality and how it has changed in India.
He talked about the “macho” culture in India and the “shame” that many men feel towards women, as well as the “disrespect” and “degradation” women experience when they are not treated equally.
“What we have to do is change the mindset of people to realise the economic opportunities that are available to them,” he said.
“This is why it is imperative that we address these issues from the people’s point of view and understand their struggles,” he added.
He also spoke about India’s relationship with foreign investment.
“In the 21st century, India is an investor’s paradise.
Foreign investors have invested billions of dollars in India’s economy and the Indian government has not been able to stop it.
The investment has not gone down or fallen.
They have made their money, and that is how we should look at it,” he pointed out.”
The only solution is to invest more in the development of our people, our education, healthcare, housing, infrastructure, and education.
That will allow the economy to develop in the right direction.
But the real challenge is not to invest in our country and we need to take it seriously.
The real challenge lies with our government.
It should be a priority to create jobs for our people and create jobs in the country.”
Gandhi was also critical of the current Indian government and how they are behaving.
“The government is not doing the right thing.
We have heard them say, ‘we are working for you’, but the people of India have not been heard from,” he continued.
“They are not listening to us.
We are not getting anything from them.
They should listen to us and not give us any reason for why we should continue to pay tax, what our taxes are worth.
We need to get the message across to them.
That is our only way out.”
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