Happy Republic Day for India the Idea.

Sitting at Narita Airport in Tokyo. Thinking about my country and my people. The people of India. It's Republic Day today in India. The people of India ? Is there another country on this planet with people as diverse as ours ? And while we constantly speak and complain about differences and conflicts, today must [...]

Is India the ultimte under achiever ?

With the newspapers full of people celebrating or mourning the election results in Maharashtra, and ridiculous pictures of politicians wives dancing and senior politicians lighting fire crackers, have we forgotten that after the terrorist attacks the people of Mumbai came out to condemn the politics and politicians of the nation ? Have forgotten that there [...]

Independence day for whom ?

Happy Independence day everyone ! And while we celebrate, lets give a thought to the idea of 'equality of Independence'. Independence was the both the end and the beginning. The end of the rule of the foreign Colonial Masters, and the dawn of the responsibilities brought with Freedom. Each Independence day should we not evaluate [...]