INCLUSIVE GROWTH Enlarged 2nd Edition


Born in Bangalore as son of Shree Praveen Kumar and Smt. Jayashree on September 18 of 1992, Pratheek Praveen Kumar presently resides in Bangalore. He completed his engineering course from the reputed R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore after completing ICSE and ISC with distinction fro More...



“If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right”- Henry Ford, who was a prominent American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, who became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.

It is all a matter of the mind. The human mind is a delicate but powerful object. Capable of exceptional things, it has long been considered an objet d’art. The intricate network of umpteen nerve cells connect together in myriad ways to create what is considered evolution’s magnum opus, till now any way. Outstanding physical deeds have often been ascribed to people under deep pressure. They phrase it “adrenaline rush”. A “fight-or-flight” response of our body that enables us to cross distinctive limits placed on our bodies and allows us to function, for some time at least, in a superhuman-like state. Our mind realizes that we are in a pressure-situation and somehow lifts us to extricate ourselves from the confronting situation. Now, all this is usually associated only with physical deeds, but we can extrapolate it to other situations too. If we just focus our mind on something and work hard to realize it, there is no reason that we will not.

“You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price”, said Mary Kay Ash, an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. Well she should know. Having faced quite a few difficulties in her life and having come up trumps, showing grit and fortitude to carve a niche for herself and her company, she would be the right person to expect this kind of a message from, as it comes from long and hard experience. Not something to be scoffed at. Very often the difference between failure and triumph is but a wafer-thin layer of uncertainty. If one puts in a bit more effort into one’s work, it may make all the difference in the world. Even if disappointments hound one at first, in the end, with perseverance and poise, we can achieve our goals. We should keep our target in mind and believe that we can reach it. Belief is the main issue here. Very often it is not a question of aptitude. It is more about the cerebral make-up of the people involved. Whoever believes in himself or herself is able to get a psychological edge and in the end, sometimes this psychosomatic edge is all that is needed.

INCLUSIVE GROWTH is all about such a need and much more. Inclusive Growth is the modern mantra of survival and the bedrock of democracy and humanism. It is the sine qua non of peace and universal brotherhood and raison d'etre of the modern concepts of the fundamental rights. Some layers of the inclusive growth are discussed in this volume.