Bibek Debroy in The Indian Express:
“We may be proud of our glorious past and our glorious future. But we aren’t yet proud of the present, because being proud of the present is tantamount to being proud of the system. We think we are what we are, in spite of the system. We owe nothing to the system. If we have done well, and are relatively rich, we have learnt to manipulate the system, because the system has become malleable.
“In 2004, President Abdul Kalam delivered a speech reminiscent of John Kennedy.
“’You say that our government is inefficient. You say that our laws are too old. You say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage. You say that the phones don’t work, the railways are a joke, the airline is the worst in the world, mail never reaches its destination. You say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
“‘You say, say and say. What do you do about it?'”
Read the full article: August 15, what?