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An Ode to India

An Ode to India - On the eve of India's 66th Independence Day - Miles To Go Before We Sleep ! 

India is a land of diversity and immense contradictions.

The land of several races, religions, languages, cults, castes, and people! India is the land of lofty sky-kissing peaks, mighty rivers, majestic forests, mesmerizing landscapes- of deserts, of valleys, gorges, of ravines, of unknown islands, and of the surrounding oceans.

India is the land of a billion desires.

India is the land of rich aspiring entrepreneurs as well as the lesser mortals who toil day and night in the vast farmlands to feed India,who lift bags full of building materials to create a better India, of hundreds and thousands of factory workers who work tirelessly to strengthen it. India is a land of millions of individuals who travel in thousands of buses and trains daily to earn their daily bread. India is the land of those young artists who want to add life to the mundane often repeated, idea of India.

India Is the …

Democracy Delivers it !

It has been an extraordinary intellectual journey as a student of politics. The charade has ended. Indian Democracy emerges victorious. Yet Again.

Winston Churchill  has been quoted in countless history books lampooning Indians (on the eve of their Independence) saying "Power will go to the hands of , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles."

In Modern India of 2012, This is far from true. I have no doubt whatsoever that there have been shortcomings. Some Big, Some Small. There has been rampant Corruption, Communalism and Casteism
(The Big C's ) in our socio-politico-economic existence. But when one sees the larger canvas, there is undoubtedly a feeling of sheer pride. A small sense of achievement in the eyes of every Indian.

Democracy is Collective Co-existence with Diverse views. India is pe…