India is not catching up. It is falling behind. The reason for this is mindset rather than capability. In the mad race to get ahead, we block each other. We try to win by competing among ourselves rather than collaborating. This is evident in the caste/religion based politics popular in the country. For the gain of a small subset of the population we believe is our own, we vote into power; ruffians and criminals. But alas if everyone votes for their own narrow interest, no one party is left with enough power to bring the required change. We can't be divided and hope that the polity we vote into power be united.in pursuit of a better future for the country. What country? some might ask. It is true that the diversity of India is mind boggling. Impossible to manage, some might say. The only way for the country to function as one is true democracy. Let the people decide what they want. Divest power from the centre where it is not necessary. Let people decide what is the best use for tax payer money. Their demands will be unanimous. Better infrastructure, rule of law, security and ease of doing business. It is time for us to completely break away from Nehruvian socialism towards a freer, more open society.