Building Bharat's national character

Amidst India's stark economic and social contrasts, a key question emerges: Is economic development or intellectual prowess sufficient for responsible citizenship?

Chennai metro

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Ajay Kumar -
India boasts the world’s third-largest metro network, which compares with the best globally. Yet, unlike other countries, it witnesses frequent incidents of unsavoury behaviour and disputes.  The country’s highways and expressways rival the best in the world, yet they also hold the dubious distinction of having the highest fatalities due to road accidents in the world. While 91 Indian universities rank among the world’s top 1,000, the safety of women remains a significant concern. India constructs impressive skyscrapers, yet disputes arise when passengers opt to bring pets into lifts meant exclusively for people. With a unicorn conversion rate that is the fastest in the world, India undoubtedly houses exceptionally talented individuals. Amidst these stark contrasts, a fundamental question emerges: Is
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