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What India needs in the new decade: Conduct, not just cash

Many have been asking why selfishness, poor public hygiene, and corruption are rampant in India (to pick 3 "traits" from V. Raghunathan's Games Indians Play).

Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat is perhaps the first to answer that question: Lack of good values.

Writing in Times of India, Bhagat also suggests a solution: "invest in our MORAL well-being even as India prospers economically."

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  1. This article may be applicable to the Indian middle class. Recent BBC study puts there are 410million poor people in India which is more than the total of all the poorest countries in the world. This is more than the population of India in 1947. In the last 60 years we've produced more poor people while smaller countries countries like Malaysia and Thailand have really progressed. You can't talk of values when half the population to struggle to have the next meal. This is in spite of the fact that in the last 60 years India was lucky not face any external war. The verdict is, India is ungovernable. Divide India into smaller states. This may be a shocking news to many proud Indians but that is the reality. India as a country is millstone in the neck of millions hundreds of millions of people in the South Asian Region.

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