Elections are a good time to look back and look ahead. It has been that both the last two governments have completed their terms. So, India 1999 is what we can remember, as also India 2004. And now we are at India 2009. Looking ahead, what do we want India 2014 to be like? Five years is a long time for change to happen.
As a tech entrepreneur, for me, one of the disappointments of the past 5 (perhaps, even 10) years has been the slow penetration of the wireline Internet and broadband in our lives. That’s one thing I’d like to see change in the next five years. On the flip side, the amazing growth in mobiles has been a great success story – even though we keep playing with the telecom policy every so often. But what we have seen so far is only the voice revolution. The data revolution (powered by 3G, 4G and broadband) is yet to arrive in India.
Three questions for you to think and answer:
- What do you think is the biggest change from India 2004 to India 2009?
- What has been the biggest disappointment of the past five years?
- What is the Big Change you’d like to see from India 2009 to India 2014?