Chalta Hai INDIA: When ‘It’s OK!’ is Not OK — Rajiv Malhotra In Conversation With Alpesh Patel

Chalta Hai INDIA: When ‘It’s OK!’ is Not OK

India once commanded 30 per cent share of the global GDP and led the world in most fields. But today the country is sadly a ‘developing nation’. People often attribute India’s sluggish progress to the Chalta Hai mindset of the masses. The book “Chalta Hai India” tests this hypothesis and goes to the root of the problem.

Are we really a Chalta Hai nation? Is Chalta Hai ingrained in our DNA or it can be easily exterminated? Will this attitude stop India from becoming a global power? How can we root out Chalta Hai from the society?

Alpesh Patel delves into this quirky Indian approach and answers these questions by examining the country’s pace of progress in fields such as education, infrastructure, films and sports since Independence. The book revisits our cultural, ideological and political history over three millennia to trace the roots of the Chalta Hai attitude of Indians. Interesting facts and unsettling inferences force the reader to introspect and awaken him to the need for an urgent action. Finally, the book charts out methods and suggestions on how to get rid of the Chalta Hai attitude and take India closer to the dream of becoming a developed nation.

Eminent thinker and intellectual Shri Rajiv Malhotra shares his views with author Alpesh Patel.

About Speakers: –

Rajiv Malhotra is an internationally known researcher, writer, speaker and public intellectual on current affairs as they relate to civilizations, cross-cultural encounters, spirituality and science. He studied physics and computer, Read More…

Alpesh Patel, is a published author, a consultant and a mentor to start-ups with 20 years of corporate experience. He is a management graduate from SPJIMR and Engineer from NIT Rourkela.

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