A Visit in Three Parts: Meeting New India
All good, but there are indeed risks in such thinking: Democracy may seem expendable as it slows progress. This did seem to come up quite a few times, though only implicitly, but it did seem that the New India does not mind trading off some of its liberties for a little more prosperity. And, indeed, such a thing is possible: In the India I am experiencing, every man is a true island, concerned about their well-being and immersed about the practicalities of life, work and stock market. They wouldn't know if the Gestapo knocked on their neighbour's door.