Can the ancient concept of 'aparigraha' help an overpopulated developing country like India ?
'aparigraha' (अपरिग्रह) means non-possessiveness. The term usually means to limit possessions to what is necessary or important. The Yogic and Jain traditions have this concept.
A country of 1 billion can never become prosperous by managing to provide a luxury car to every family. We need algorithms totally different from a country like USA to attain prosperity. Karthick ponders on similar lines.
Optimal use of resources is the need of the hour.
But, the first step is to stop imitating the west like a monkey.
Happiness is often wrongly tied to the possession of things.