Are We Overfed and Put to Sleep?

Give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.  Almost every one of us would have heard and attested the truth in this popular saying at some point in our lives. But the weighty wisdom in it has been constantly ignored in Tamilnadu for the past 50 years. Tamilnadu is the forerunner of ‘welfare politics’ or what we may disapprovingly call ‘freebie politics’. In the name of welfare, the parties in power have glutted the state with free rice, free televisions, free mixies, free grinders, …

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