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Sunday, 4 March 2012

ABC of the Wannabes

USA says to India:       We are the No 1 country in the world
India says to USA:       We are going to be the No 1 country in the world
USA :    We have Apple, Baseball, Citibank, Dollars and Disneyland, Ebay, Fried Chicken, Grand Canyon, Hollywood,  Justin Bieber,  Kim Kardashian,  Lincoln Memorial,  McDonalds, New York, Obama, Paris Hilton,  Right leg and the rest of Angelina Jolie, Speilberg, Trump tower,  top Universities, Vegas,  Whitehouse, X-Files,  Yada Yada Yada, Zuckerberg…..
India :      We have Apple iPhone 4s, Bollywood, Cricket, Delhi 6 , Electronic City, Facebook, 2G - 3G, Holy Cows, IITs & IIMs, Jumbo vadapav, Katrina Kaif, Lalu Yadav, Mayawati , NRIs , Opinionated TV presenters , Plenty of festivals,  Queues but no queue sanctity , Rakhi Sawant, Saas bahu serials, Taj Mahal, Unafraid traffic stuntment , Venerable swamijis, World Cup, X… , Yoga masters, Zero – we invented it!
USA:  We have a National Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services
India:  Huh?
USA:   The Advisory Council has released its formal draft on a National Alzheimer’s Plan with detailed final strategy to be issued in the next few months this year.   
India:  ?   Whatever ….. (Walks away, not taking the dementia problem seriously)
  
Fast forward to year 2025             USA                         India  
In the USA, they consider Alzheimer’s Disease is bound to reach epidemic proportions and all stake holders are sufficiently concerned over the future of their country and have worked out a plan to achieve their stated their goals as under-
1.       Prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025
2.       Enhance care quality and efficiency
3.       Expand patient and family support
4.       Enhance public awareness and engagement
5.       Improve data to track progress
The common people of USA are signing a petition to the President to make the National Alzheimer’s plan a very strong one.     USA is a democracy of the people, by the people and for the people.
India is also a democracy – yes?   
What can we the common people do to push this agenda?  
I invite you to come on the discussion board 
and to share your thoughts on this very important issue.