India is in a sorry state of affairs, to say the least. The latest incident that rocked Delhi, and with it the entire country, is but one of the many instances that damned the country.
People get away with such appalling crimes that the future looks doomed for us, for sure. But I think there is a small ray of hope.
My parents live in Gujarat and there I’ve witnessed how an able leader could bring about enviable development in a not-very-long time. Every time I go there, Ahmedabad looks different (in a positive way, I mean) from the last time. It is also a peaceful city: when I once called up my mother a little later than 11pm, she casually told me that she and my father were out for a post-dinner walk; something that is unimaginable in many areas of Delhi NCR! When Narendra Modi got re-elected (for the third time in a row) as Gujarat’s CM a few days back, I wasn’t surprised. He may be corrupt and an “authoritarian”; but the bottomline is that I feel a lot safer that my parents live in Ahmedabad than I would’ve if they lived in a place like Delhi.
Chances are high that in spite of their highly corrupt rule at the centre, Congress will come back to power in 2014’s Lok Sabha elections. But I seriously look forward to a time when Modi reaches India’s PMO.