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Blog Past: Three Indias

May 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

A small but somewhat profound post from a year ago:

I was in Lucknow for a Friends of BJP event. As we were on our way from the airport for the event, a friend remarked: “There are not two but three Indias.”

The first India is is in which many of us live in — very urbanised metros and cities like Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad. The third India is rural India (or Bharat as some call it). The second India in between consists of dozens of smaller cities and towns like Lucknow. It is an India that is not easy for us to relate to. More than just the nature of the city, it is also the mindset which differentiates people from the first and second India. Our challenge is not just to modernise the cities, but also the thinking.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sundar // May 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

    It is an interesting observation. Could you please elaborate this “mindset which differentiates people from the first and second India” point in your next blog.

  • 2 M // May 6, 2010 at 4:27 am

    There is a 4th India. The vast diaspora outside India – living, working, growing

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