Comments on: Meet Miss Malini http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/12/meet-miss-malini/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: FreedomFries http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/12/meet-miss-malini/comment-page-1/#comment-354224 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 06:53:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=36913#comment-354224 I agree 100% that the US should align more with India. We have a lot to learn from each other. In our our rise to consumerism and indulgence, we’ve lost a lot of basics.

India can learn from us technologically, but India can also teach us what we have lost in our convenience driven lifestyle. We wouldn’t know what to do if we had scarcities of resources, even though these are real possibilities which could easily happen to us through some circumstance or another.

For example, India has cities that recycle the plastics that they use out of pure practical necessity. While we do it for trendy environmental fads to feel good. They do it to make something out of nothing. Something we don’t even try to do anymore. We don’t realize how dependent we are on the lifestyle we have. And how fragile that actually makes us.

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By: kyleusa http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/12/meet-miss-malini/comment-page-1/#comment-354167 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:31:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=36913#comment-354167 It is India [rather than china] that is the emerging giant on the other side of the world.Unlike many of it’s neighbors India is a fully established democracy and therein lies it’s great advantage,even more than it’s population size.The world needs a strong India,economically,politically and militarily.Together with United States,NATO and the newly emerging economies and democracies they could guarantee the continued growth of economic and political freedom around the world.Such an alliance would be unchallengeable to any tyrant.And one more thing: The west desperately needs the influence of of Indian culture.While it has it’s own societal problems when it comes to family,self discipline and spirituality they have much to teach our hemisphere.Liberty has made the west wealthy,powerful and technologically advanced.But we’ve yet to learn how to live with ourselves.India is the crucial spiritual “yin” to the “yang” of consumerism and family dysfunction of the west.A smart US president would make stronger ties with India a top priority.

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