Happy Indian Independence Day

In a special series on India’s Independence Day, Arun Shourie, India’s Minister of IT and Disinvestment, writes about a topic I have discussed often in my writings – the New India. Shourie writes about India’s many successes in recent years and asks: “Why is it that so few among us know even the elementary facts about these successes? Why is it that so much of public, specifically political, discourse, when it is not whining is just wailing?” Why, indeed?

India’s star is on the ascendant. And it is up to each of us – not our government, bureaucrats or politicians, but us ordinary Indians in India and outside – to craft out an extraordinary future for India. The game is ours to lose from here on.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.