In the past year, the government has begun pushing new payment methods such as UPI, Bharat QR Code and Aadhaar Pay. Technology giants such as Google, Apple and Samsung are planning an entry into the retail payments space through NFC payments. For Innoviti, providing retailers with access to payments in any of these forms provides a business opportunity..
The so called romantics fought for the preservation of Indian customs and institutions, in the belief that these were most appropriate for Indians at their stage of development, and that any attempt to tamper with indigenous customs and beliefs would be received with hostility. There were advocates of despotism too, except that the enlightened despotism of the British was to be substituted for Oriental Despotism. What was common to all these schools of thought was the supposition that it was Britain mission to rule, and India duty to submit; and that just as Indians were incapable of governing themselves, much less anyone else, so the British had been gifted with eminently good sense, courage, manliness, a sense of action, and active habits of thought to preside over the destinies of a nation far removed from their shores..
The future of Indians in the diaspora, then, revolves upon two modalities of thought and action. First, diasporic Indians must, without necessarily offering their allegiance to the idea of the nation state, attempt a coalition style politics with other communities and groups of those who are not only marginalized, peripheral, and disenfranchised, but whose knowledge systems have, through the processes of colonialism and management, and with the aid of Enlightenment notions of science, rationality, and progress, been rendered powerless and superfluous. (and elsewhere) as indicative of the moral degradation of black people, and smugly contrast this with the loving adherence to family life said to be ingrained in all Indians.
But as I grew older and began to learn about the history of feminism, I was grateful for the lessons I learned from my parents. While sexism was and is a reality, I never felt confined by gendered expectations around how I should look, behave, date or aspire to be. When I was older, there was no dramatic queer “coming out” story, I just showed up one day at my parents’ house with a girlfriend and that was that.
I was new to the area, had just joined the local Mormon church,and here were these women at my house with a gift, a meal for my husband, a smile, a hug and a sympathetic ear. They expected nothing in return. I could feel the love they had for me as it radiated from them..