It was almost exactly two years ago that I made a decision that added a new dimension to my life. That decision was to support the BJP in the 2009 elections and help start the Friends of BJP. Two years later, that decision, more than anything else, is shaping my future.
I used to be part of what I call “Middle India” – people who live behind a protective wall to shield themselves from whatever was wrong with India. I thought that my responsibility ended with voting in elections every year, and that was it. But around end of 2008, three things happened which changed that attitude.
First came Obama’s campaign and subsequent election as president of the US. Next came the horror of 26/11 that unfolded a few kilometers from home. And then there were the upcoming elections in India.