Its back! The dance of democracy in the largest democratic nation in the world!
Let me put some 'real' facts here ... On the 15th of August, 1947, the main challenges facing a new born India were poverty, illiteracy, social equity, poor infrastructure, national security, etc. Today, in the year 2009, 26% of people live below the poverty line, 33% are illiterate, there are huge biases in gender, caste and religion that plague our society, we all know basic infrastructure like roads, electricity, water, healthcare, etc are woefully inadequate for the majority of our population, and the safety of citizens is more under threat than ever, not just from the usual criminal elements, but now from terrorists as well. So it looks like pretty much the same challenges we were facing in 1947, right?
So in all these 60 years, what has India achieved? You have the answer? If yes, please let me know. At this very moment of time, when am writing this blog, some one must be starving for food and some one must be dying cause of ill health due to malnutrition! Shame ... this is what we have achieved in the last 60 years of Independence.
Were we sleeping all these years? Where were we when this was happening to our mother ... Mother India? Well the answer is pretty simple, we are so busy with our own selves that we forget our duty towards the nation. To be an Indian who cares for every other Indian. To be an Indian, who can make a difference to the country by contributing to the well being of our nation in so many ways.
I will be writing small things which can change India in the coming few weeks. Of course am one mad Indian who dreams of a better India!
And if you are as mad as me, do post your comments here. Every oceans starts with a drop and let us be the small drops that can form an ocean. An ocean of believes, an ocean of thoughts and an ocean of good Indian citizens.