Education Matters More Than Ever in India

Education matters more than ever in India and in every nation around the globe. Through education countries can change the lives of their citizens and transform the economy of the nation as a whole. In India, rapid growth and change are the order of the day. This populous place is burgeoning in so many different directions. Consider the fact, that we have some 600 million young people under 25 years of age. India is expected to overtake China, as the most populous nation on the planet, by 2022. India is already the world’s fastest growing economy and is expected to become the second largest economy by 2050.

India in 2018

India is still a developing country, however, and home to the greatest number of poor on the planet. So, you can see a huge mix of opportunities and problem issues exist concurrently, making it an exciting time to be Indian in 2018. Education is the most important opportunity and challenge that this nation faces. We must get it right in order to progress in the direction, which will bring prosperity to the greatest number of our people. Consider that half a billion people in India did not use a proper sanitised toilet in 2017 and you understand the breadth of the challenges we face.

Exciting New Developments in Education

There are exciting new developments in education happening globally, as technology changes the way we educate our children. The old black board and chalk based classroom style school systems are becoming obsolete. Google and computers are making new things rapidly possible. A reliable fast speed high data internet connection means that students need not be physically placed in bricks and mortar classrooms to be educated in the 21C. Things like incursions are bringing that technological style education to schools. Click here for more to see an Australian example of this.

A New India in A 21C World

India faces cultural resistance to change in many areas, education included. Nations that remain mired in archaic religious realities are unable to meet the challenges demanded by a modern 21C world. It is important to remember that modern India was created as a secular nation. It will only be through letting go of the past that India will be able to move into the future. Education is the single most important pathway to new Indian prosperity for all of our people.

Corporate Espionage in India

Corporate espionage is booming in India in 2018. Recent news reports in The Hindu Business Online and The Times of India have detailed the prevalence of this practice over decades. It is now in something of a boom period, with information being corruptly sourced from government and private interests. Energy, Defence and Finance are the ministries being targeted. Access to important and sensitive information is being bought by tycoons looking for economic advantages to increase their power and reach in India. Technology is fuelling the glut of corporate espionage currently occurring in India.

Crony Capitalism in India

According to Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan, crony socialism has been replaced by crony capitalism. Politicians are selling their secrets and favours to the elite members of India’s business community. It is a tight little club keen on exploiting its exclusivity for all that it’s worth. Telecommunication upgrades into the next generation of these technologies are proving a bonanza for those in the know. Energy production is another windfall for those companies with the necessary inside information. Senior executives from Reliance Industries, Essar, Cairns India, Jubilant Energy and ADAG Reliance have been arrested following corporate espionage investigations.

Technical Surveillance in Business

The expansion of corporate espionage around the globe has meant that technical surveillance counter measures are routinely called for at the corporate level. Indeed, even, for businesses of all sizes it is recommended that a sweep of possible bugs/listening devices is carried out regularly. Twenty years ago, plastic surgery was fairly rare and, now, everyone is doing it. Similarly, corporate espionage is no longer the domain of Jason Bourne movies. Illegal listening-in to what you are doing in business via computers, or the old-fashioned way over the phone, is commonplace in 2018.

Keep Some Privacy in Your Professional Life

India is not immune to these new trends fuelled by the inexpensive surveillance equipment and devices available via new technologies. People are watching what you do, and how you do it, and listening to you too. If you want to keep some privacy in your professional and personal life, don’t ignore the writing on the wall. Take steps to do something about it now. Get some protection and give yourself a fighting chance. In India, we must raise the bar, when it comes to standards of morality in the business world. Corporate espionage in India will harm the economic development and economic equality within our nation, if something is not quickly done about it.