Make in India – The Unchained Elephant – Now, A Lion

India – The Unchained Elephant – Now, A Lion

The elephant has size, stature, a distinct kind of majesty – it is the only animal that looks divine when caprisoned – and has terrific intelligence.  India is akin to an elephant. And, The British ensured that India and Indians, never realised our strength and potential. They chained our minds and, made us slaves in our own country.  It has taken over six long decades to unchain the shackles and unleash our enslaved minds !

In a globalised economy, this size and majesty are not enough, even the astronomical market-size and the potential of India are inadequate.   State-of-art technology, skill-level, capital adequacy, business judgment, project-management capabilities etc. are equally or, more important.   This is where the ‘elephant India’ has inadequacies, and needs to open up and evolve, a ‘Lion’.

The Lion is a strategist, it is a serious, focussed, majestic and ferocious animal – always a winner. In India both animals are worshipped – one as God Ganesh and, the other as the vehicle of Indra – the Goddess and consort of Siva (Simhanadheswari).

Now, the elephantine India of yester-years MUST transform into the Lion-India, to be able to participate optimally in a globalised scenario. This is, to my mind, what is behind the theme of the renewed theme ‘make in India’.

The Modi Govt. has, almost with a magic-wand, bid good-bye to corruption at all levels, procastrination in decision-making, simplification of laws and procedured, doing away with irksome regulatory processes etc. Happily, the exercise is continuing.   After decades, there is a performing Government. team in Delhi. That, to my mind, is a great blessing.

The huge demographic advantages of the country, the business opportunities are immense –even sky is no limit. In infra-structure development, especially in rapid-transport systems, water-transport, port development, power generation, airports, skill-development at all levels, research, health-care opportunities, shelters, even public toilets!   It is, virtually, a dream-land when it comes to business opportunities.  Time is running out and the early birds catch the prey.



About 1929 Viewpoint - An Octogenarians Voice - K.V.Narayanmurt

1929 Viewpoint - An Octogenarians Voice - K.V.Narayanmurt is a tribute to our father, the genius! Born in New Kalpathy (Palghat) into a traditional Hindu family, Shri. K.V. Narayanmurti went on to do a Bachelor’s degree in english literature and then went on to law school. His father was a renowned Sanskrit scholar and Josier (Astrologer) , who learnt under the Travancore Maharaja for 12 years. Under his father’s guidance Shri Narayanmurti learnt Sanskrit and at a very young age knew the verses and subtleties of Bhagavat Gita and became an admirer of Lord Shri Krishna. In fact, father and son carried on conversations/debates in Sanskrit using verses, each trying to out do the other. Shri Narayan Murti held Board level position and worked very closely with the Larsen and Tubro founders, Mr. Henning Holck-Larsen and Mr. Soren Kristian Toubro, knowing both Danes, personally. Later, he went on to work for GEC as Managing Director of their wholly-owned subsidiary Indian Transformers Limited. After retirement, Shri Narayanmurti went on to set up a legal practice in Corporate Laws. Life Membership at the Vidya Bhavan had him guiding them with starting the Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, while also being a professor at Vidya Bhavan teaching courses on Indian Culture to industrial relations. He continuously bought books on wide range of topics from Vedanta to Hindu Philosophy and had a library of over 3000 books, many of which he read and gifted to family and friends. Very knowledgeable in south Indian Classical music and an ardent fan of the greats like M.D. Ramanathan and Madurai Mani Iyer, he was very active in organizing the Festival of India Series in Cochin for a number of years. He has read and reveiwed a number of books for The India Express. A savvy investor, Narayanmurti has also has turned around many companies and businesses. He continues to be a formal and informal advisor to several industrialist and government bureaucrats heading major organizations often getting involved in resolving very complex issues in corporate laws and industrial relations. He is a seasoned negotiator and has tackled very tough/complex situations very successfully especially in the areas of labor management and unions. His performance in the law college earned him a rank and also the admiration of many professors and law students who later continued their relationship, as they became eminent jurists in the State High Courts and Supreme Courts. He has a wide network of admirers’ world over.
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