Some of you may balk, or even dismiss the idea of a shining India. Truth be told, this journal was created in the heady days of the ill-fated campaign
, when in a phase of weakness, I bought into it. Thankfully, those days are behind me. But for Livejournal's requirement to pay to change the username, this would've been rectified years ago. Even so, it serves as a timely reminder of the hubris that lies-in-wait. Acknowledging the economic and social reality in modern India is neither undesirable nor unpatriotic. Indeed, the opposite is true. Logically-reasoned, balanced and evidence-based criticisms are the best way forward. This journal attempts to contribute to the debate in a manner that is both constructive and instructive. The future is ours and hopefully one day, India will truly shine. For all its citizens. Jai Hind!