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When I hear the phrase “you must believe” the first thing that comes to my mind is “Kung Fu Panda“. I just love the movie and here are two videos that come to my mind on “you need to believe”. First is when Master Oogway tells Master Shifu to believe. The other is Po’s father telling him “…there is no secrete ingredient, you must believe the soup is special…” this gives Po an idea what the message of Dragon scroll is.

 

I reached in a country (continent) where I never thought I will go. I am walking on the roads and meeting people of the other hemisphere, I never imagined I will, makes me title of this blog so relevant to me today. Believe is a verb for belief, I am slowly making some perspectives that one must accept things and be willing to be amazed with life as it comes. It requires some sort of trust (trust in who is immaterial).

Change in perspective is happening on other dimensions too, for me. I was of the type of liberals who hate present Prime minister Mr Modi. In my mind it was not hatred, it was kind of dislike after 2002 to almost until 2015, even though Indian courts acquitted him. Slowly, I started feeling, he being the PM of India is a better choice than any other current politician in India.

On believing, I loved demonetization as a decision. In fact I am a step ahead – wish we do away with denominations higher than 100. I know there were execution challenges, however after a lot of planning too in last 70 years we have seen what the results of planned policies resulted in – roads made but do not sustain, money gets allocated but only 5% of the actual amount reaches the needy. What is the need of such planning in those cases? At times we need a kick to start a bike. Perhaps some decisions of Mr Modi are like that. If someone is takes decision and makes course correction – we think planning is less but at least some actions are taken. We need to believe. I live in Mumbai, I have seen stagnation of property prices in there. I am a fence sitter for buying home there, after demonetization the prices have come down, not to my expectations though but yes some things have change for better. I believe, artificial property price rise, inflation and corruption was “Organized loot and legalized plunder” what we saw in Manmohan Singh government of Indian National Congress. It is when CWG, Coal and 2G etc scams happened – that is organized loot and legalized plunder. All the scams were kind of legal activities but organized such that payments were made under the table to those who were in government. I hope former PM Manmohan Singh who presided over these scams will know what a common-man sees as Organized loot and legalized plunder.

We need to believe things will be better – be it GST or demonetization. Who knows perhaps in 2019 it will be a hung parliament?

You Need To Believe was last week’s LBC topic where Maria, Ramana uncleji, Ashok and Shackman write. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs.