This Azaadi Weekend, there are many more freedoms to achieve such as economic and that freedom is a starting point for a journey rather than an ossified ritual. Let Bharat or Hindustan have many articulations, as diversity is not a weakness. We have survived as we are decentralized, fragmented federal state as each state is on a different trajectory of evolution, some are dependent upon international diasporas such as Kerala and Punjab, others have internal circulations such as Bihar.
We are excellent at survival, the pandemic being a brilliant case study as we think on the scale of the family for sustenance. It is not a miracle that we have not been balkanized, as we are designed to fight. Some outliers are global standards, but we need to build benchmarks. Let’s make it happen in the next 75 years!