Dreaming Bharat At 100 (2023)

We need this dream of India @100. We need to contribute to an inclusive stable resilient India. For every individual counts, and every positive action adds up. When you feel it is dark, just remember: “there is darkness before the dawn”

Bharat, the land of opportunities and wisdom has come a long way. Just in these few years of its efforts.

India, the nation. Large democracy. Thought leader amongst its peer nations. We grew up with “Unity in diversity” lessons in school.

Our traditional values inspired respect for every creation and every form of life. They involved the inherent acceptance of nature, and what it provided. They inculcated respect for upholding accountability and transparency. Yet it is strange that the world in the 21st Century seems to have just discovered a buzzword called ‘ESG’.

India at 75, in the sense of our post-Covid world, is a hybrid of achievements. We have a mixture of growth, aspirations, gaps, and divides. We have made huge progress since 1947, and yet, we still have poverty, inequality, and illiteracy, troubling us and restraining us from becoming a developed society.

Our markets have made progress with Valuations. But in ideological values, we need to be more united. Respect for others has to be unitary, and not a relative outcome.

The [emailprotected] celebrations displayed phenomenal energy. It was satisfying to see our Tricolour fluttering high across the length and breadth of the country. What an energetic feeling it was.

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The reality is ahead of us. We have to work harder to be truly worthy of our Independence and the values that our freedom fighters and thought leaders had stood for. We have to ensure that we are able to create equal opportunities for each of our fellow citizens.

*Dream on

“I Have a Dream, a song to sing

To help me cope, with anything

If you see the wonder, of a fairy tale

You can take the future, even if you fail.“

͟ lyrics of the song I have a Dream by Abba

Future is what we make it to be. We will indeed face the challenges of the 21st Century. While we worry about what technological disruptions can cause harm or injuries, let us not forget ourselves ‒ us humans! We have the maximum propensity to be edgy, and we long for action. I wonder if meditation and being still is a simple and impossible task for billions of the human race!

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We need to worry about humans getting influenced by perceptions and false narratives. We should worry about getting carried away by what is not true, in reality.

We should worry about our own (unnecessary) pride, prejudices, percolated stupidities and pandering notions.

Let’s talk about … Money!

Without this resource, our economy cannot scale. We need to be open and transparent about money conversations. We have come a long ago in this aspect. In the digital era, data is how we will have to govern. So with the highest data governance, we can raise sufficient monies required to scale our economy.

For example, we don’t still have adequate and timely data about our informal sector. Or for that matter, even about our micro, medium and small enterprises (MSME). These are where the bulk of our brethren earn their daily living, or starve for the day. In a data world, such lack of granular data for policy making makes us vulnerable.

We need to scale our economy, not for any boasting rights. But to boost our chances at inclusiveness. Finance, by design, is not inclusive. The only way to ensure inclusiveness is to provide an ecosystem for having a livelihood, and more if at all in bettering it. This is a political and market necessity, for only such a state of opportunities will keep social harmony in check.

Despite our efforts, narratives and denials, we do have a society of haves and have nots. Across multiple hues. We have divides too. We grew up with divides around caste, creed, gender, upbringing, jobs, social hierarchies, and more. Can we ensure that these don’t creep further into the other contemporary divides in our society such as access to data, digital, or any other criteria?

*Opportunities galore

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To be relevant in global conversations, we have to be economically stronger too. We need to build brands from India that we can see all over the world by 2047. For we have the skills, brains, talent to do so. All we have to do is to make this a mission for India Inc.‒ and channelise our abundant energies, add some strategic planning and focussed discipline with some frenzied execution pace.

For these, we need to nurture a resilient young generation. We need to give them skills of the future and knowledge for the future. Yet alarmingly, our education sector is yet to add value to the concept of learning! The incentives for teachers is so low that we seem to have forgotten how ancient Bharat respected its teachers. No wonder, we have paper teachers, and we have a system with perverse incentives that will not build a persuasive generation after us. Hopefully, the New Education Policy (NEP) will disrupt the broken system and build a resilient and productive generation of our youngsters.For it is their India.

The actual soft power of our demographics lies in nearly two-thirds of them who are under 35 years of age. That’s where both the opportunities and concerns reside. In this GEMZ (Gig Economy Millennials & GenZ) era, challenges abound. We need to move away from a misplaced sense of concept and social entitlement of employment, and make a developmental ecosystem of livelihood opportunities.

That’s why we need a sense of urgency.

We need an India that’s built on the premise of quality. We should not just build newer cities and transportation modes, but also have liveable cities and towns. We take pride in building low cost and high impact space innovation. Yet we have repeatedly failed in even building city roads that can last a few years. How can we blame our fellow citizens if they leave the shores for better quality of living or simple clutter-free civic infrastructure?

I did not witness India becoming independent, but I grew up seeing how an Independent India nurtured its beliefs, shaped our hunger to succeed and propelled us to overcome fears in our minds. We did not have many material things, but always had the hunger to rise and shine. In life and in society.

Just as you are, I too am a proud Indian, with the ethos and culture of Indianness ingrained in me. Can we have a society where we can civilly agree to disagree? And yet build a stronger love for our land. For She has given us everything that we have.

It is Hope despite hunger, Perseverance despite pain, Faith despite failures that has brought us here so far. We need to stay the course, with renewed energy, positivity and focus. We simply cannot lag behind, be slack or slow down.

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We need this dream of [emailprotected] We need to contribute to an inclusive stable resilient India. For every individual counts, and every positive action adds up. When you feel it is dark, just remember: “there is darkness before dawn”.

[emailprotected] will be how well we govern all aspects of ourselves to give us more. And our actions from now will determine if it will be better than what we are now. We have the People, Patience and Past learnings, and the big Picture. Of what we were, are and can be.

Dr. Srinath Sridharan - Corporate Advisor & Independent markets commentator

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FAQs

What is your dream about our India? ›

India of my dreams should be a place where poor people get empowerment, face no poverty, do not starve, and get the proper roof to live. Poor kids should get an education, so they are confident in facing the world and living a successful life. There should be no gap between the rich and the poor.

Is this the India of my dreams essay? ›

In conclusion, the India of my dream will be an ideal country where every citizen will be equal. Also, there is no discrimination of any type. In addition, it will be a place where women are seen as equals to men and respected equally.

What is your dream about future India? ›

I want to see my country in harmony and peace. My India of Dreams would be a country where women are safe to walk freely on the streets. Also, there will be freedom of equality which I want everyone to enjoy in true sense. I want it to become a rape- free country.

What is the dream of Akhand Bharat? ›

Akhand Bharat ( transl. Undivided India), also known as Akhand Hindustan, is a term for the concept of a unified Greater India. It posits that modern-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is one nation.

What is my vision of India at 100 years? ›

There should be no discrimination of caste, color, gender, or economic status. Everywhere should be peace, harmony is My vision for India @ 100 years. India should continue to be the land of secular, peace, prosperity, and truthfulness. Our country should continue to be secular where all religions are treated equally.

What makes India very special? ›

A unique land of vibrant colours, breathtaking landscapes and rich history, India is unlike any other. From the writhing streets of Mumbai to the idyllic shores of the Andaman Islands, this remarkable country offers a diverse feast for the senses.

What is the main theme of Indian life? ›

Social Interdependence. One of the great themes pervading Indian life is social interdependence. People are born into groups--families, clans, subcastes, castes, and religious communities--and live with a constant sense of being part of and inseparable from these groups.

What is the future of India? ›

October 15, 2022 India is poised to become a powerful economic growth engine: it has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, the third-largest start-up ecosystem, and tech services, digital, and manufacturing sectors on track to become global powerhouses.

Why I am proud of my India? ›

India is a land having many religions. Every religion is equally respected and people are given full liberty to follow and preach their religion. The freedom that we enjoy in India can never be equalised by any other nation across the world. The joint family culture is very unique and specific in India.

How can I end my dream speech in India? ›

Conclusion Para for India of my Dreams Speech

It is my wish for all the children and people present here to keep the image of this country in your heart reverently and work hard towards making it more beautiful.

What is dream for life? ›

Dream-life definition

The world of the dream state of consciousness taken as a reality.

What is a future dream? ›

Precognitive dreams, in simple terms, are any dreams that give you information about the future you wouldn't otherwise have.

How old is India? ›

You would be surprised to know that the Indian subcontinent has been flourishing for around 5,000-6,000 years and its peoples joined together to form a civilization in roughly 1500 BCE when they created the Vedic Civilization, which laid out the foundations of Hinduism.

What is India's dream in 2047? ›

I envision my India be corruption, pollution, hate free by 2047. I also want my India to be the biggest economic country in the world. I want my people of India get free education and health facilities. I envision my India to be the country where women feel safe and can travel without any problems.

What is the dream of every Indian? ›

For the first time in Indian history, Indians all dream of being educated. This is the greatest hope of India.

How will India be after 100 years independence? ›

India can be among the top three economies in the world in 2047, 25 years from now. India is gearing up to cross the 'middle-income trap' and evolve into a modern, industrialized nation. The pandemic situation had slowed down the economic growth; hence necessary steps were taken.

What is perfect eyesight in India? ›

Visual acuity of 20/20 is considered “perfect vision” because no aids are required to see better, but people can have better than 20/20 vision. Many young people are able to see letters smaller than the general “20/20” size.

Who has world's best vision? ›

It seems that the best eyesight ever reported in a human was in an Aborigine man with 20/5 vision! To give you an idea of how clear and far he could see, his vision measurement compares to the natural sight of eagles. From 20 feet, he could perceive the fine details that most people can only see from 5 feet away!

In which things India is No 1 in world? ›

Largest Democracy in The World

According to UN estimates, the country is home to 18 percent of the world's population. India is renowned as the most populous democracy in the world.

Is India a rich country? ›

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said even as India has emerged as the world's fifth largest economy and although the country is rich, its population is poor, facing issues like starvation, unemployment, casteism, untouchability and inflation.

What India gifted to world? ›

Other contributions of India to the world includes Chess, snakes and ladders, basmati rice, yoga, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, water on the moon, plastic surgery, binary system, ink, Fibonacci numbers, fiber optics, USB, and many more.

What is India's way of life? ›

One of the great themes pervading Indian life is social interdependence. People are born into groups—families, clans, subcastes, castes, and religious communities—and feel a deep sense of inseparability from these groups.

What is the mindset of Indians? ›

For most things, the Indian mentality is that “anything can happen.”This is the basis of the Indian mentality of coexistence, which is essential to India's diversity. It is the Indian way of life to accept the behaviors of others, thinking that anything can happen.

What is the main Indian culture? ›

India is one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse nations in the world, with some of the most deeply religious societies and cultures. Religion plays a central and definitive role in the life of many of its people. Although India is a secular Hindu-majority country, it has a large Muslim population.

How strong India is? ›

For 2022, India is ranked 4 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 0.0979 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect').

Is India a superpower? ›

India is considered one of the potential superpowers of the world. This potential is attributed to several indicators, the primary ones being its demographic trends and a rapidly expanding economy and military.

Is India a superpower 2022? ›

World superpowers, also called global superpowers, are the world's most powerful nations.
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World Superpowers 2022.
Country2022 PopulationDensity (/km²)
China1,425,887,337151
India1,417,173,173477
Russia144,713,3149
United States338,289,85737

Why do people love India? ›

India is an enormous country, filled with incredible people and an amazing diversity of traditions, cuisines and religions. Every traveller who visits India quickly falls in love with the friendly locals, the ancient spirituality and of course, the traditional Indian food!

What's good about India? ›

What is India famous for? 12 things fully explained
  • 12 Things India is famous for. Over a billion people. Indian food. Religion and spirituality. Cricket. Festivals. Yoga. Taj Mahal. Nature and Landscapes. Mahatma Gandhi. Textiles & other exports. Bollywood. Travel experience.
  • About the authors.

What India means to me? ›

India is a beautiful country where there is greenery everywhere. When non- Indians hear the name 'India', they usually think of temples, chutney, holy places and tradition. But India isn't just those things. Our country is filled with kind-hearted people from different religions, places, and colour.

How do I plan my dream? ›

Three Ways To Start Designing Your Dream Life
  1. Prioritize Your Mindset. So much of what you can or cannot do is directly correlated with your belief that it's possible. ...
  2. Invest In Mentorship. When it came to entrepreneurship and getting my life together, I used to think I could do it all. ...
  3. Create A Plan And Take Action.
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How do you begin a speech? ›

Here are seven effective methods to open a speech or presentation:
  1. Quote. Opening with a relevant quote can help set the tone for the rest of your speech. ...
  2. “What If” Scenario. Immediately drawing your audience into your speech works wonders. ...
  3. “Imagine” Scenario. ...
  4. Question. ...
  5. Silence. ...
  6. Statistic. ...
  7. Powerful Statement/Phrase.
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What is your goal and dream? ›

A goal = some future action. Dreams provide you with the vision of where you want to go. They're your blueprint for your future life. You can't achieve a dream.

What is a woman's dream? ›

Research also shows that women tend to dream about people they know, male or female, and the setting is usually indoors and familiar. Typically, a woman's dream would take place inside her home or workplace and involve family or friends that she interacts with on a regular basis.

What is your dream best answer? ›

7 sample answers to “What is your dream in life?” interview question. My dream is to make it really big in design one day. Perhaps running my own studio, or even having my own fashion brand. I have ideas, I can envision living this dream, with everything that belongs to it.

What is the biggest dream in your life? ›

' “My biggest dream is to be able to take care of my family financially and physically, I guess. I mean your parents, when you grew up, they take care of you and everything, so my parents did everything they could to give me a good life.

Does dreams come true? ›

Sometimes, dreams come true or tell of a future event. When you have a dream that plays out in real life, experts say it's most likely due to: Coincidence.

Who Ruled India first? ›

The Mauryan Empire was the first pan-Indian empire. It covered most of the Indian region and was founded around 321 B.C.E.

Who was first Indian? ›

First in India – Governance
First President of IndiaDr. Rajendra Prasad
First Prime Minister of IndiaJawaharlal Nehru
First Chief Election Commissioner of IndiaSukumar Sen
First Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
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What is India's real name? ›

Republic of India

The official names as set down in article 1 of the Indian constitution are: Hindi: भारत (Bhārat) English: India.

What is India's vision in 2030? ›

Self sufficiency in food production and producing food in the most organic way. A healthy India by 2030 and a distress free health care and wellness system for all. Ayushman Bharat and women participation would be an important component in it.

Is India as powerful as China? ›

India 4th most powerful country in Asia; China loses ground to US: Report. In the Asian Power Index for 2021 that ranks 26 nations and territories in Asia, prepared by the Lowy Institute of Sydney, India has been ranked 4th most powerful country.

How can I see my India in 2047? ›

India is my vision in 2047 will be a place where education will be mandatory for all. Cast Discrimination:- India. got Independence in 1947, still, we are not able to get complete Independence from the cast, religion and creed discrimination. My vision for Indian in 2047 is where there is no discrimination of any kind, ...

Who said India of my dreams? ›

Just as Jawahar Lal Nehru our first prime minister had said at the time of getting independence that he had to solve 300 million problems (the population of India at that time); similarly each one of us may have thought about “India of my dreams”, though majority of us do not express it.

Why do I dream Indians? ›

When an indian appears in your dream you might explore your inspiration or the value you place on experience. If you are feeling disconnected from a sense of inner peace and fulfillment, this character is the first sign that an awakening is occurring within you.

What is Dr Kalam's dream for India called? ›

A nation where every children get good Education.

What do you think about your country India? ›

India, our country is the finest example of 'unity in diversity. People from different backgrounds and religions live here in peace and harmony. Moreover, our country is known for having a variety of languages. So much so that you will find a different language at every 100 kilometres in our country.

What do you like about your country India? ›

India is an enormous country, filled with incredible people and an amazing diversity of traditions, cuisines and religions. Every traveller who visits India quickly falls in love with the friendly locals, the ancient spirituality and of course, the traditional Indian food!

What is about our India? ›

It also has the most people of any democracy in the world. India is a peninsula, bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast.
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India.
Republic of India
CapitalNew Delhi 28°36′50″N 77°12′30″E
Largest cityMumbai
Official languagesHindi English
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What is India's dream 2047? ›

I envision my India be corruption, pollution, hate free by 2047. I also want my India to be the biggest economic country in the world. I want my people of India get free education and health facilities. I envision my India to be the country where women feel safe and can travel without any problems.

Is India No 1 country? ›

It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.

Why are you proud of India? ›

India is a land having many religions. Every religion is equally respected and people are given full liberty to follow and preach their religion. The freedom that we enjoy in India can never be equalised by any other nation across the world. The joint family culture is very unique and specific in India.

What are 10 facts about India? ›

9 interesting facts about India's people
  • India's only female prime minister was assassinated. ...
  • Mother Teresa's sari is still symbolic. ...
  • Indian weddings are a colourful occasion. ...
  • The country is third in the world for billionaires. ...
  • The majority of the population is Hindu. ...
  • Not just one national language.

What is the best about India? ›

India is known for its historical architectural treasures, including the Taj Mahal, Humayun's tomb, the Sun Temple at Konarak and other vast temple complexes. But modern India has also made its fair share of cultural contributions.

Is India a lovely country? ›

According to a study by the website money.co.uk, India ranks seventh in the list of the most beautiful countries in the world. The list is prepared after assessing the natural wonders in each of the countries.

Who is the first Indians? ›

The book posits that the Harappans were a mixture of Zagros agriculturists (from the modern-day Iran area) and First Indians, a wave of migrants who came from Africa into Arabia and then reached India around 65,000 years ago.

Who gave India its name? ›

India was the name given by Christopher Columbus.

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