History is about people, their motivations and their actions. With 20-20 hindsight, we can study what people in the past did and how successful they were in their objectives. Understanding our past will help us decide what we should do in the present and guide us into the future. This is, in some ways, the ultimate reality show. And we are all participants in it. We may choose to ignore it – but we do so at our own peril. For it is our future and our children’s futures that are at stake.
We stand at a moment in time where we can shape the future path of India in a way that can be very different. For that, it will require us to understand the choices, and then stand up for what is the right one.
It will not be an easy path ahead – for us and for India. Many times in India’s history, we came across a fork in the road, and somehow managed to make the wrong decision. . There are a few right ones, but they were not good enough to get us to the destination of a developed nation. We will face a similar choice soon.