Robert Browning said,”Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for?” The U.S and India can create a heaven on earth with their combined strength of creative power, technical prowess and financial infrastructure to establish a global stronghold that will not only strengthen the economy but also effectively negate the probability of the occurrence of another lengthy and recurring recession that the world’s facing today.
Indian students are known for their hard work and retention while in the West, students are apostles of creativity and strategic thinking. This is very similar to the left and right brain function. Combining the best aspects of these two educational systems will help the two countries churn out excellent and well-rounded students who will be complete people and who can help the work with their prowess, creativity and knowledge sharing capacity.
A combined educational panel that can design a new curriculum to develop teaching modules to mould students through holistic teaching will become a reality and no longer a mere possibility. Student representatives and instructors will be great ambassadors and regular exchange programs will help establish a sound educational system to create a think tank of global citizens and leaders to make the world a better place to live in.
Science and technology
The U.S is renowned for its excellent labs and infrastructure. While India has the required aptitude to learn and teach, the U.S has advanced and sophisticated equipment that can aid the process of crucial data collection that can be interpreted and analyzed by scientists from both the countries together. Be it dealing with the recent devastating oil spill or the long term problem of global warming, collaboration between the super powers holds the key to finding a permanent solution to solve many scientific, environmental and global problems.
The Indian Space research Organization (ISRO) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) worked together to understand whether there was any ice near the North pole of the moon. This collaboration began around a year ago and today NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft and the ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 and are orbiting the moon. The success of this project and the possibility of many more projects in the pipeline is just a tip of the iceberg.
Healthcare is extremely expensive in the U.S and this is the main reason why travel tourism has got a much-needed impetus in recent times. Healthcare in India is extremely reasonable and affordable. The standards of healthcare and constantly improving each day and this will help the U.S bring down their overall expenditure and also establish a healthy working relationship between the two nations based solely on the noble field of medicine. The U.S is a pioneer in research that involves treating cancer through immunotherapy and radiation, dealing with debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s and extensive research has been done in other realms like bioinformatics and genetic engineering, neurology and neuroscience, pharmacology, etc.
Combining the analytical skills of Indian doctors, the majority of which who work in a stressful environment using meager resources and the cutting-edge technology and research methods adopted by American doctors will help in the development of a cure for many unknown ailments and well-known tropical diseases and infections to help the global population. The advancements made in Africa by combining the strengths of both these countries to treat and cure diseases is already known the world over.
The U.S. and India can accomplish a lot together. Their collaboration will help not just both the nations but the entire world as each of them represents one half of an intelligent brain and there is no limit to what this totality can accomplish.