Since I was one of those early birds in that library on that day, I was at liberty to choose the best magazine or journalâ€¦ and I picked up the right one. There were other reputed journals as well but this one captured my attention because of its â€˜cover storyâ€™ under the title â€˜Indiaâ€™s surprising economic miracleâ€™. The article was very convincing in the sense that even as it was highlighting some of Indiaâ€™s stumbling blocks to progress, it also gave a clear picture of the plus points which could give India an edge over other countries which are in the race.
So far so good. Let us hope India will make it to the top but at the same time let us not remain complacent. First and foremost, we must realize that our strength lies in our unity and communal harmony. Both are interdependent but unity means much more than communal harmony, especially at a time when the much-dreaded regionalism appears in one form or the other in every nook and corner of India. The divisive forces dream of separate lands where they could be the monarchs of all they survey. [History should not repeat itself]
In view of this, it is high time the national parties focused their attention on the unity of India and made it a point to remind the people of the need to stand united, without lending their ears to the selfish slogans of the separatists.