The nation is 72 years old today. But not any wiser for when it comes to developing a modern outlook that can take us farther, we seem to be taking a step backwards every day. This is in stark contrast to the prevailing narrative of India as a rising economy buoyed by liberalisation and globalisation. Instead of partaking in nation building in our own little ways, we seem to be doing the opposite by succumbing to blind faith and archaic practises that hold no value.
So, as you sit relaxed in your couches on this public holiday – a result of hard-earned freedom by ardent nation lovers – take a moment to ponder over these issues. Think over how you can contribute your bit to make a difference.