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The Unbearable Heaviness of Being

My quest for the eternal lightness

Gandhiji believed that India was once a golden land, because Indians then had ‘hearts of gold’. Their lives diminished as they were plagued by what he claimed as most disgraceful to the human intellect – the acceptance of common doctrines of economics as science; that men is governed by advantageous code of action, held in equilibrium by laws of labour and wages, where competition necessarily leads to market efficiency. In such economy, Indians were rendered poor, a reality which acted as a negation to thus defining power and wealth of the capitalists and reinforcing the accomplishment of this science.

hindraf-rally.jpg To Gandhiji, true economics is the economics of justice.

I do not pretend to understand the predicaments of our Indian Malaysian Hindu community. But I want to ask the right questions. Of course, generalization isn’t helpful too. But we need to start somewhere.


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