Being part of this movement to help transform India is what I propose to do going ahead. We cannot sit by silently and watch the extraction and exploitation continue. It is only when some among us start getting outraged at what we see happening that the wheels will be set in motion. But this has to be done in a planned way. One has to bring the inventiveness and energy of a startup to this process. There is one path to success, and that needs to be figured out.
When we look back at India since the 1930s, it is a tale of missed opportunities. There are many occasions when we could have taken a turn for the better, but poor decisions by our leaders failed us repeatedly. Some were plain stupid, others were motivated. We cannot afford the luxury of time any more. There are too many futures at stake now – our futures.
The good news is that India can be transformed. And we can make this happen during our lifetimes to bequeath to the next generation a country they can genuinely be proud of. As citizens of India, some of us need to step forward to lead this effort. As Gandalf tells Frodo in Lord of the Rings: “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”