By Santosh C. Verma
Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chander Bose, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh, Veer Savarkar, Gulzari Lal Nanda, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan, Kidwai and all those who fought for the independence of India — if they can come back to this India of today — they would be crying. May be the sacrifices made by them to free India from British rule were a big mistake.
Young people are lost. Disco, pubs and liquor store are now in every corner of big cities. It is rapidly destroying the culture of India. What British could not do to India in 400 years, Independent India has done the spread of garbage stuff to kill the centuries-old Indian culture. Bollywood is producing garbage. Ponty Chadda, the booze seller tycoon and his brother of thousands of crores, were not happy with this enormous wealth and finally allegedly killed each other. Politicians were on their side to spread the liquor sales. Greed and corruption can be seen all over. Politicians want more and more in salaries and perks when 35 crore people go hungry. Infrastructure is pathetic.
Jawaharlal Nehru gave well planned beautiful Chandigarh but not a single city has been built like Chandigarh. Developers want quick money. India has not been able to produce quality basic thing. India depends on China-made products. India wants FDI for Wal Mart. What kind of India is today?
It is sad but true that India is on a slippery path.