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India, on the way to Mars. Good.




India has successfully launched a spacecraft to the Red Planet - with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach Mars.
The Mars Orbiter Mission took off at 09:08 GMT from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the country's east coast.
The head of India's space agency told the BBC the mission would demonstrate the technological capability to reach Mars orbit and carry out experiments.
The spacecraft is set to travel for 300 days, reaching Mars orbit in 2014.
- bbc



Great! India is finally taking on the west in the latter’s game. But in running head to head with an upstart, don't forget your own unique soul. Winning is not upstaging a competitor, but in being all that you can be at your own game despite the competitor not bothering about it.



And as for those in the west who condemn India for not bothering about a fair bit of its impoverished population, well, the Indians don't have the benefit of colonising other states and ripping them off so that they can afford to journey to Mars and take care of their population.

This 'oversight' just bespeaks a subconscious tendency amongst the western masses to keep the non-white 'coolie' in her/his 'proper place' - like they did when they flung two atom bombs at the Japanese not too long ago for ousting the western overlord in his own game. So what they are actually saying is, 'You should just focus on taking care of your population and leave the advances to us' - whilst conveniently forgetting that much of their 'advances' were funded by colonised states and continuing exploitation of the non-western netherworld.

Western opposition to India’s space programme is not unlike a man in the patriarchal past who thinks his home-confined wife should just use his income to pretty herself or take care of household expenses instead of going on self-advancing courses.



Westerners do not oppose as much when it is their own state that is sending missions to Mars as it is their 'place' to do what others are not expected to. Or even when they do oppose their government's efforts to engage in such extra-terrestrial missions, it is because they feel that they have nothing to gain culturally over others as they have already won their 'superiority' during colonial times to the present. 

Hence, that is why many constantly go on about the ‘aid‘ is sent to India and how India should take care of its population.  Western opposition to India’s space programme is not unlike a man in the patriarchal past who thinks his home-confined wife should just use his income to pretty herself or take care of household expenses instead of going on self-advancing courses. 

Without the Indians, almost the whole of s.e.Asia will fall under the fascist influence of the Chinese and the west will find it quite difficult to contend with such a numerous economic force marching under the same 'central land' banner.  India will be the counterbalance.  And hence, India has to rise.




It is a bit of a dillemma for myself, but to only focus on the population is to be perpetually subservient to the western overlord. Perhaps this step might do much addressing that, and to the benefit of their impoverished sector as well. India is doing quite well, despite being royally ripped off (pun intended) for more than a hundred years by the west. 


It will also help counter and temper the temperament of the fascist and belligerent 'middle-kingdom'-minded Chinese in s.e.Asia as well.  That will be in the interests of the west as it will counterbalance growing Chinese power in the region which will most certainly have knock-on effects on the west which no Charles Martell can deliver them from.  Without the Indians, almost the whole of s.e.Asia will fall under the fascist influence of the Chinese and the west will find it quite difficult to contend with such a numerous economic force marching under the same 'central land' banner.  India will be the counterbalance.  And hence, India has to rise.

there should be more efforts to bring about a more egalitarian society in India lest whatever benefits that India reaps will still be a harvest of meagre proportions for the impoverished populace.  Yes, the poor may reap more rewards because of the rise of India, but that just serves to justify the inequitable status quo in perpetuity and present the system as something that works as opposed to a system that works badly and inequitably.


That said, there should be more efforts to bring about a more egalitarian society in India lest whatever benefits that India reaps will still be a harvest of meagre proportions for the impoverished populace.  Yes, the poor may reap more rewards because of the rise of India, but that just serves to justify the inequitable status quo in perpetuity and present the system as something that works as opposed to a system that works badly and inequitably.

With that in mind and trajectory,





Congratulations.


Jai Hind!


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