India is on the brink of tectonic adjustment. An important future. Yet as it leaps higher in the global eye, it is increasingly riven by major economic, political and social faultlines. In the metropolitan areas, surrounded by the enjoyment of a brand-new economic buoyancy, it is simple to fail to remember these faultlines. Essentially, conventional national media too has blotted them out. However the faultlines demand interest. And conversation. Their resolution will certainly be vital in creating a much more egalitarian India in the years to come.
In maintaining with its mandate of public passion journalism, Critical Futures is an essential effort to keep such discussions alive. Effective discussion forums are needed to review and dispute some of one of the most essential problems of our time. Education. Naxals. The North-east. Kashmir. Farmer suicides. Economic reform. SEZs.
In November 2006, the first Summit of the Vulnerable occurred in Delhi. A path-breaking idea, it united on the same channel, possibly for the very first time in India, the three foundations of a democracy: national politics, cash and also individuals.
Later in the year 2007, over June 7 and 8, The Difficulty of India in London, will certainly offer a nuanced window into India for a global target market. Also in the offing are focused summits on the North-east and also Kashmir.
Each of these online forums looks for to include real gamers-- political, business and also social-- and in bringing them with each other, seeks to push them outside their usual convictions. To sensitise. Eschew dogma. Be imaginative. That's the mandate Crucial Futures has actually taken on for itself. It seeks to empower the suggestion of a social contract.