As a nation, we must learn to tolerate dissentOn the one hand, we have the corporate organizations where dissent is mercilessly crushed. The boss decides everything and most managers are mere "doers". They cannot question anything.
Many a creative idea gets quickly into the dustbin. The egos of the bosses will just not allow any dissent. This is still going on in many organizations. Those who have the ability and willingness to flatter the bosses at any point in time, do all the dirty tricks to ensure that any dissent is pushed under the carpet. In the remote locations where the cement, paper and sugar units are situated, the plant CEO becomes the demi-God and his word is law. This game continues for years on end.
At the macro level, there is a tendency to simply brand anyone who questions anything, as "anti-national". This is rather unfortunate. The ability to come up with good suggestions or the ability to merely point out the mistakes should be appreciated and encouraged. It is tutile to suppress dissent in any form. A democratic society just cannot afford to have such a cilimate.