ISBN 9780670888948,Maximize Your Life: An Action Plan for The Indian Middle Class

Maximize Your Life: An Action Plan for The Indian Middle Class



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780670888948

ISBN-10 067088894X


Number of Pages 145 Pages
Language (English)

Personal Growth

India is home to the largest middle class in the world. It is also the country with the largest number of the world's poor (over 600 million), where 290 million people can neither read not write, and a child dies every three minutes of something as easily curable as diarrhea. These are statistics that most middle-class Indians prefer to ignore, especially in post-liberalization India. In this first-of-its-kind book, Pavan K Varma, author of the best selling' The Great Indian Middle Class', teams up with journalist Renuka Khandekar to show how ruinous this apathy is and now the middle class should engage in the process of national development. Among the problems and possible solutions they deal with are: inefficiency and callousness in public institutions and what we must do to make them more accountable. How to fight corruption and injustice through the judicial system and the press, How small acts of 'involvement'-like making one person functionally literate-can make a difference, How to support or link up with up with existing non-governmental organizations or set up one ourselves.