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Atul Jadhav

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With growing internet penetration and large human capital Indians can influence world views via social networking sites.

Assume that half of India's population has an active Twitter account and they tweet/ retweet whatever is of concern to them. In the coming years, as an offshoot of globalization it is likely that these twitter account holders will have some of the world citizens as their followers. In the long run, after reading those tweets/ retweets at regular intervals there is a possibility that the citizens of the world would also get influenced by the Indian view. With a large potential to share ideas on social networking platforms (be it tweets, blogs, comments, likes or facebook shares) India can shape the world views in a big way in the near future.

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    Apr 29 2013: but what if indian people have different views on things?
    • Apr 29 2013: then maybe we can all bring our views together and understand.

      UNDERSTANDING comes before TOLERANCE.

      and yes, different views are good, aren't they? gives us a wider scope to peep through at the world :)

      cheers!!
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        Apr 29 2013: and what if it turns out that half the population of india agrees to half the population of, say, europe, while the other half agrees with the other half respectively?

        in short: it does not seem probable that there is a thing as "indian view". you have hard time finding 3 people in agreement, let alone a billion.
        • Apr 29 2013: absolutely true :D

          there unity of thought and views is definitely needed :)
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        Apr 29 2013: not necessarily. we don't have european view either, nor american view. or rather, if we have, it is quite stupid and devastating, usually stemming from tribal thinking and xenophobia. i would rather have europe to be a huge kaleidoscope of many different views. and same for india.

        (remark: in my half-educated brain, india always appeared as a place with multitude of different thoughts and surprising openness compared to countries with similar or even higher economic status)
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      Apr 30 2013: Thanks Krisztian Pinter for posting your views. I agree with you when you say that Indian people will have different views for different set of issues. But on issues of national interest they all will speak in unison. Reality being a socially constructed phenomenon, the way an Indian thinks or the things that he prioritizes are likely to differ from people who reside on the other side of the planet. There will be multiple viewpoints on an issue in India but possibility of overlap is wider.
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        Apr 30 2013: ah i see what you mean. indeed, when it comes to national issues, indian people are an interest group. however, in my view, that should not be the case. i call for the abolishment of countries and states, thus rendering any national issues outdated. but this is not so close future.
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          May 1 2013: Abolishment of boundaries will surely take a lot of time Krisztian. Probably, an extra terrestrial threat can bring us all (global citizens) closer. 'Territoriality' is here to stay !
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    Apr 28 2013: Thanks Sri Vatsan for posting your comment. For India, if not majority, a proportionate say in the world order with respect to its population will also do. The world view of today looks highly polarised towards few developed and resourceful countries. Developed or developing, there's a need to balance those views.
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    Apr 28 2013: Yes, what you are saying is definitely a possibility.
    I am sure that the Indian influence is going get bigger, but I don't really like the idea of one country influencing majority of the world's views and I hope that that doesn't happen.